Stories of Mothers and Daughters

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A Latina daughter, her American immigrant mother, and 157 Barbies I want to begin this blog with a story that reflects the complex relationship between American daughters raised by Latino immigrant mothers and at the same time highlights the resolution, creativity, and endurance of both Latino mothers and their daughters. The title of the blog […]

Ethnicity is a Social Construction Too –

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Picture source: www.racismreview.com TweetThose of us who study racial and ethnic relations in the United States recognize that race is a social construction. What race means, the characteristics and features that we attach to it and the classifications … Source: Ethnicity is a Social Construction Too –

Between harm and hope

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At The Interstices Between Harm and Hope Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait “The Wounded Deer” (1946) speaks to this project’s many contradictions. This emotional painting depicts a flirtation with death—a frequent theme in Kahlo’s artistic work—but this piece in particular is a more literal expression of pain and a near-death experience: a perfect image to help me […]

Latina Sex Stereotypes – Latino USA

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Picture source: http://images.latintimes.com/sites/latintimes.com/files/2016/05/09/alicia-machado.jpg For Latina women it can often seem like there are only two types of representation they see in the media. They’re either sexy and “spicy” or religious and family oriented. But is that really the case? Source: Latina Sex Stereotypes – Latino USA

CULTURE OF SILENCE – YouTube

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Source: globalgirlmedia – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6pA_TKkwp8CULTURE OF SILENCE There is a stigma around depression in Latina, Asian and African American Cultures. No one wants to talk about it, much less get help. In fact, the highest rate of teen suicide attempts among teenagers nationwide is among Latina girls. GlobalGirls in Los Angeles investigate why through brave and […]

Watch Full Episodes Online of PBS Indies on PBS | Vamonos

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Source: PBS Indies – Vamonos When Hope learns that Mac, her recently deceased girlfriend, is going to be buried in a dress, she desperately tries to persuade Rosa, Mac’s mother, to bury her in a suit instead. However, when she realizes that she’s fighting old traditional and conservative views, Hope decides to take the matter […]