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 –

Coming Out As Black | The Huffington Post

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Growing up, I dreaded the question “What are you?” I always proudly answered that I was Hispanic. In fact, I made it a point to emphasize my Hispanicity simply because I knew what was coming next. “I’m Hispanic; I speak Spanish; my parents come from Dominican Republic. I’m Hispanic. And, just to clarify, I’m Hispanic.” […]

‘A Pure Medley’: A Poem for the Children of Immigrants – Brown Girl Magazine

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This is not about the debated clash of civilizations But about the vibrant, continuous bleeding of cultures This is for the Americanized, assimilated Source: ‘A Pure Medley’: A Poem for the Children of Immigrants – Brown Girl Magazine

Elizabeth Acevedo’s Poem “Hair” Takes On Beauty Standards | POPSUGAR Latina

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Dominican-American poet Elizabeth Acevedo eloquently said everything you’ve always wanted to say about your hair in a powerful piece. Through spoken word, she Source: Elizabeth Acevedo’s Poem “Hair” Takes On Beauty Standards | POPSUGAR Latina

The Sunday Poem: Mercedez Holtry…Latino Roots – Duke City Fix

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Good morning, early risers! Rich Boucher here. Are we ready to do this? Is anyone ever really ready for poetry? What is the best hour for poetry? Is there suc… Source: The Sunday Poem: Mercedez Holtry…Latino Roots – Duke City Fix

Identity

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In-betweenness: Young Latinas and Identity The Huffington Post – LATINO VOICES 07/28/2016 12:05 pm ET This Poem Is A Powerful Reminder Of What It Means To Be Latino American video Edna A. Viruell-Fuentes’ qualitative research suggest that for Latino women the stress involved in negotiating ethnic identity under a stigmatizing environments might be one of the […]

La Cantaleta: The Hidden Cry for Help

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“Recógeme eso! ¡Ponte a limpiar coño! ¡Muchacha de mierda! ¡Levántate! ¡Ahora! ¿Y porque tu no estás? ¡Tu amas a tus amigos mas que a mi! ¡Si te tengo que decir otra ves! Me duele la espalda. Hazme un té.” Of all the things I remember about my childhood, one distinct recurring memory I have is […]