I am Mexican, and I am also American. I am a hybrid. It has taken me a long time to accept that this is ok. I do not have to fall under the pressure of having to choose one over the other, nor do I have to fall under the negative stigmatization that to claim both is wrong.
Most Mexican-Americans who are involved in the political arena are familiar with this poem, because the poem says things that some people are afraid to say publicly. It is no wonder Corky was able to state these bold truths while staring his activism demons in the face -- he was a trained fighter.
"Once we caught on to the sounds we were making, from there on we were rolling. Pretty much everything you hear with the exception of a fiddle here or there and a couple of background voices was what we produced on the floor."
The Associated Press' recently published and factually-challenged report that the Obamacare Spanish-language site is written in "Spanglish" is both funny and pathetic. Years of high school Spanish seem to have been wasted upon these journalists.
With more than 37 million speakers in the United States, Spanish is the country’s second-most spoken language. But as anyone
Here are examples of marketing efforts to attract the Latino consumer: While many younger Hispanics are bilingual or English
Wake up and smell the tacos, cabrón, and learn español from mi column. Bilingualism is a wonderful thing, and studies are continually showing it leads to bigger brains and healthier sex lives.
Telemundo has long trailed its rival Univision in their competition for Hispanic television viewers in the United States
Regardless of where you stand on the Spanglish debate, for those of us who live in both languages there comes a time when you will inevitably put your foot in your mouth. The truth is that if you only speak one language you save yourself all of this trouble. But then again, you don't get all the benefits of being multilingual and multicultural.
An Assistant Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, Ramón Martinez studied the ways sixth grade students combined English and Spanish in everyday conversation. Then he asked them why they did so.
The term, Latino, a word that describes the blending of Hispanic and American cultures, conjures up a myriad of vibrant images. In my mind, the word even has color.
We are no longer a group that can be ignored, dismissed, or continually misunderstood. Our culture will tie into the thread of what it means to be an American, and to that I say "salud."
There's no doubt that writing 'ja ja ja' instead of 'ha ha ha' significantly boosts your Latino Index score. It might even make up for the fact you can't play soccer.
I saw witty, rather than funny. While the commercials focus on the humor - and there is some - this isn't primarily a comedy
Heidy Flores and her band Los Hollywood have been together three years and released just one five-song EP. But I'm ready to call this one: this girl should be a star.
I make my books for elite audiences, mainstream audiences, families in the barrio. That's not a contradiction. It's a full life.