Homogenizing 'Hispanics'

To liberals, those of us with origins in Spanish-speaking cultures are a voting block or interest group. They aren't interested in celebrating our real diversity, only in mobilizing political power to support their policies. The bigger the group, the bigger the clout, so create an imaginary identity like "Hispanic" or "Latina" with no cultural roots or authenticity. Case in point: Ruth Marcus published an article the other day entitled Souter with a Salsa Beat that goes to the heart of liberals' racial profiling and stereotyping.The title of her article serves as no surprise to me, after all the liberal think tank of Hollywood, perpetrates this behavior all the time. How often do we see in movies some Latin heartthrob enter into the scene and a track of Spanish music is cued in the background?I am going to give Marcus the benefit of the doubt and assume that she chose a "salsa beat" because salsa is popular amongst Puerto Ricans. However, if she had...(Read Full Post)

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