Tag Archives: Latin America

In context: Justin Bieber’s racist graffiti

TweetImage Credit In the past few weeks I have been forced to think and talk about Justin Bieber more than I had ever hoped to do in this lifetime. Generally, I could care less about the teenage pop star, but lately he has been making headlines with his behavior abroad, some of which we have [...]
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Little Miss Hispanic Delaware pageant: all contestants must show us their papers to prove they’re Latina

Tweet Image Credit: Colorlines Late last month, the news came out that the Nuestras Raices Little Miss Hispanic Delaware beauty pageant was dethroning its latest winner, Jakiyah McCoy, after she was unable to provide documentation of her “Hispanic heritage.” McCoy is black, and it appears that she was the only contestant required to prove her [...]
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As a Latina, I have a problem with Hispanic Heritage Month

Tweet  Thanks Macy’s, but this isn’t “celebrating,” this is selling. According to the U.S. government, September is Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of Hispanic culture, heroes and holidays. The White House has had Latin music, NFL players have read to underprivileged children and the Smithsonian website hosts a picture of Celia Cruz with merengue playing in the [...]
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This Week in Feminism South of the Border

TweetImage translation: “While some breathe in, others expire.” Photo cred For those of us who have family, friends and ties beyond borders, and those of us who care about global feminism, here’s a few tidbits on what our allies south of the border are up to. Guyana’s Chief Justice rules that “cross-dressing in a public [...]
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How you can support the domestic workers movement

Tweet Domestic work is gendered and waaay undervalued. This we know. We know this because it’s been established over and over again on feminist blogs and in academia. But more importantly we know this because so many of us have seen it happen before our very eyes. We’ve watched our mothers cook and clean each [...]
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