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Video: Latina author searches for the root of “Hispanic” vs “Latino” identity

Video: Latina author searches for the root of “Hispanic” vs “Latino” identity

LatinaLista — Mexican American author and UC Berkeley sociologist G. Cristina Mora never realized the diversity of “Hispanics” until she moved out of her Los Angeles neighborhood, where 100 percent of her neighbors were families who could trace their lineage back to different states of Mexico, to the East Coast where people mistook her for

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Intrn’l Video: Filmmaker’s love of Mexico translates into new perspective of drug smuggling trade

LatinaLista — Filmmaker Josh Soskin‘s bio describes him as a “hispanophile.” In addition to the fact that he’s named his French bulldog “Guadalupe,” his latest short film is further testament to the love affair Soskin has with Hispanic culture, especially Mexico. While living in Mexico in 2007, Soskin saw the brutal aftermath of a shootout

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Video: American Express creates “docu-ad” highlighting the unbanked

LatinaLista — It’s called a “docu-ad,” an ad that’s passed off to look like a documentary. In most cases, the underlying motivation for the piece — increased sales of an advertised product — is blatantly apparent. As such, whatever good intentions may have been behind its making are lost with the obvious product placement. Yet,

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Video: Author details how current immigration system evolved to host “systemic prejudice against Mexicans and other migrant workers”

LatinaLista — Immigration didn’t become ‘illegal’ until 1965, according to Aviva Chomsky the author of a new book titled “Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal.” Chomsky, professor of history and coordinator of Latin American studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts, recently appeared on Democracy Now! explaining how “systemic prejudice against Mexicans and other migrant workers

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Video: Latino folk tales’ illustrations serve as centerpiece for unique art exhibit

LatinaLista — Mexican storytelling and art have never been independent of one another. One genre that has long illustrated this symbiotic relationship is children’s literature. Last year, at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State College in Saginaw, Michigan there was a special exhibit highlighting Latino folk tales. In the 65-piece exhibit,

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Intrn’l Video: Helping Cuban skateboarders glide to new heights

LatinaLista — In Cuba, there is not one skate shop despite a growing community of over 1,000 skateboard enthusiasts who recycle old boards to perform their sport. One of those Cuban skateboarders is a young man named Yojani Pérez Rivera, but he’s known around the island as Mamerto. Mamerto has a crew of fellow skateboarders

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