This week on Being Latino on Facebook, DC comics introduced more diversity in comics by adding a new gay and Latino teen character. While diversity was celebrated in a world of pretend, the real world told a different story.
A group of students at the University of California Berkley formed a protest by using sliding scale pricing for products at a bake sale as a metaphor for admissions policies that seemed to give special consideration to students based on color and gender.
Just as some protested lack of fairness due to a person’s heritage, Mexicans were given the news that discovering their heritage would be just a little easier because Mexico's 1930 census information was revealed.
Speaking of heritage and culture, it can be very different amongst Latinos when it comes to language and the choice of formal versus informal speech.
Usted or tú? The debate could go on forever as some considered tú an inappropriate way to address elders, while even parents and others argued that family is familiar.
And though our fans couldn’t agree on that topic, they did agree that in the Latino community food and weight are an issue. The very same elders that you respect, the ones who practically force-feed you using guilt, will also remind you that you’re getting fat without a second-thought.
It’s no wonder we’re confused; body issues indeed!
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