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A highlight from Congressman Mike Lawler (R-NY) on the Crack-Up in the House GOP Caucus
"United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Earn great pay, outstanding federal benefits, and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives. Learn more online at CBP .gov slash career slash USBP. Welcome to today's podcast sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale, Hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at Q4Hillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Hi Canada, Hugh Hewitt live inside of Studio North here and on the Salem News Channel. Good morning. A lot happened overnight. The Ukrainian armored columns pushing towards the Sea of Azov broke through the last line of Russian defenses. It's a narrow breakthrough, but it is a breakout. The Telegraph of Great Britain reporting that the Ukrainian military punched through a section of Russia's main defensive line on the southern front with an armored assault for the first time. Video footage from the front lines is seen. The Wall Street Journal followed with Ukraine sends first armored vehicles through breach in Russian defenses. That would be a significant milestone in the three and a half month counter offensive aimed at cutting Russia's occupying army in two. Too bad they don't have the attack. Joe Biden has refused to send. This would be over at this point. Senator J .D. Vance made a good point yesterday that Joe Biden wants blank check. Doesn't have a strategy. Well, he's incoherent. That's why I didn't have a strategy. And as a result, some Republicans, I think up to 30 of the 265 senators and Republicans who are up there are turning against Ukraine aid because Joe Biden can't lead. He can't articulate. Speaking of which, presidents in a world of hurt this morning. I mean, a world of hurt. Not only is he getting crushed on the migrant invasion, it's not a flow, it's not an influx, it's not a new wave. It is quite simply an invasion. Hundreds of thousands of people, 10 ,000 people a day are being met, greeted and turned loose. And those are the people that we see at the border. And President Biden got up at a fundraiser last night, repeated the same thing twice within two minutes. John Lemire of AP reporting, giving people pause. Then he went over to the Congressional Latino Caucus to address them. And he said this again. It's the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that he's talking to, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Joe Biden says this cut number 12. I mean, this is certainly my dad. You say everyone, everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect.
Fresh update on "latino" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"If there is a government shutdown and it lasts a while there's plenty of good news most TSA and Border Patrol agents will likely remain on the job but is it safe to fly under a government shutdown traffic controllers will be working throughout the shutdown the skies are safe professor of economics and public policy at George Washington University Joseph Cordes says however that some food inspection may not happen on schedule and some federal grant recipients may not be funded head start programs may also take a hit Kyle Cooper WTOP news venues across the DMV are finding ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month the AFI Silver Spring Theater in Silver Spring host the AFI Latin American Film Festival we're food gonna have there's going to be some music filmmaker Q &A's it's a can't miss event associate film programmer Josh Gardner you invites to see the ones from below from filmmaker Alejandro Quiroga and kind of a Neo Western that tells the story of a small town in Bolivia that is struggling with their water resources because a wealthy Argentine landowner is sucking it all up associate film programmer Javier Chavez is excited to screen pictures of ghosts the it's latest a movie from movie filmmaker Cleber Mendonca -Fugio it's a Brazilian film reflecting on the dwindling cinemas of his hometown in Recife the festival runs now through October 11th Jason Fraley to BTOP news Hispanic Heritage Month continues through mid -october all this month's WTOP continues to highlight the people traditions and customs of the Latino community in the DMV job cuts are on the mind of US Postal Service workers mail carriers for the US Postal Service are delivering they a don't like potential job cuts hundreds of clerks could be laid off as part of the Postal Service's 10 -year plan to consolidate operations it has culminated in closures of offices it's the destruction of jobs they are laying off Miriam Bell is president of American Postal Union 475 in Charlotte North Carolina Jim Chrisula CBS News federal judge will not block the Biden administration's Medicare drug price negotiation program this means pharmaceutical companies will have to negotiate Medicare drug prices with the government now to the top stories we're working on at WTOP this is the last day for Congress to act to avoid a government shutdown the outlook is bleak a judge temporarily halts parts of Maryland's new gun laws that were supposed to go into effect a tomorrow lawsuit is calling into question if the law is constitutional keep it here for full on these stories in the minutes
A highlight from Axolotls: The Smiling Salamander from Mexico
"Following in your parents' footsteps is never easy, especially when mom or dad happen to be superstar athletes. What kind of lessons do Hall of Famers like, oh I don't know, NBA legend Tim Hardaway and NFL icon Kurt Warner impart on their kids as they chase professional sports stardom? How do they teach them the importance of prioritizing health and how to overcome adversity? Well, you can join Heart of the Game as they explore these questions and more with some of the greatest families in sports. Listen to Heart of the Game on the iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. What up? It's Dramos from the Life as a Gringo podcast. We are back with a brand new season. Now Life as a Gringo speaks to Latinos who are born or raised here in the States. It's about educating and breaking those generational curses that, man, have been holding us back for far too long. I'm here to discuss the topics that are relevant to all of us and to define what it means to live as our true, authentic self. Listen to Life as a Gringo on the iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Brought to you by State Farm. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.
Fresh update on "latino" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"And the first thing he'd say is really sorry to have put you to all this trouble, Steve. Steve Johnson continues fighting for justice for brother his and all of those who are killed in apparent anti -gay hate crimes. You can watch Never Let Him Go, a four -part true crime docuseries produced by ABC News is spotlighting Vanessa Aguirre -Avalos. She's what's now popularly known as a no -sobo kid, which is someone who grew up in a Hispanic household but doesn't speak fluent Spanish. Driving home the point, no -sobo is actually the incorrect way to say I don't know. It should be no se. Kids Kids who grew up in households where Spanish wasn't spoken at home and weren't taught the language because their parents were worried about discrimination are now feeling that from their fellow Hispanic people. Vanessa owns Luna Seattle y play cafe, but it's not just any cafe. It's a place where these no -sobo kids regain a part of themselves that had been missing. ABC's Stephanie Ramos takes you In this Chicago playroom, learning Spanish is part of the fun. Vanessa Vanessa Aguirre Avalos is the owner of Luna y Cielo play cafe where kids are encouraged to embrace their Hispanic culture. We really want our children to be able to feel like they're represented. And we want to be able to support those parents who want to raise their children The second generation Mexican American called herself a no -sobo kid, a self identifying Hispanic person that isn't a fluent Spanish speaker. My parents didn't want my brother I and to know Spanish growing up. They felt like there would be a lot of racism. So that prevented us from learning Spanish right away when we were children. It's a growing frustration captured on TikTok. The hashtag no -sobo kid garnering more than 26 million views. My mom didn't teach Spanish. me Not knowing Spanish was a huge hole in my heart. It's a stigma felt by more than 54 % of Hispanics who say they have been shamed by other Hispanics for not knowing the language. According to a new Pew Research survey, about 24 % of Latino adults say they can only minimally carry a conversation in Spanish or not at all. With about 65 % of third generation or higher U .S. Latinos experiencing the same. Spanish is everywhere in here is part of the culture. Dan Burgess is the founder and managing director Burgess of Institute, a language school that currently serves more than 600 students. One of students those is Julia Botero. I've been asked by people if I'm a real Latina. At 40, she decided to take adult Spanish classes after losing touch with the language over the I want to reconnect with the Colombian side of my family especially my grandmother to be able to learn more about them and to know that there's a part that of my I family cannot communicate with. You know, it's heartbreaking. This is something that many young Americans now face and experience. That was ABC's Stephanie with Ramos Julia Botero who's trying to learn Spanish as an adult. Touchdown
A highlight from Why Valarie De La Garza Calls Her Own Shots
"When Valerie de la Garza was approached about becoming the CEO of Fenton Communications, the job wasn't even on her radar. It should have been. Valerie's experience on campaigns ran everything from the census to voting combined with her years working with major consumer brands and her lived experience as a working class kid growing up in Southeast LA made her the ideal candidate to run the largest public interest communications firm in the country. Valerie thank you so much for doing this. Oh, you're so welcome. Thank you. I've heard you talk about how growing up in Southgate, a working class Latino community in LA, just that early experience really shaped your commitment to social impact. What was it about that experience growing up in Southgate that had you thinking as a young person about social injustice? I don't think I really understood truly what my situation was, my standing, my socioeconomic impact in my life until I went to college, being the first one to go to college, which many of us are. And then you realize, oh wow, how behind I was from an educational standpoint and how unfair that was, that the zip code was a huge determinant, a social determinant on my life. And honestly, it made me sad. It made me angry. It made me appreciate that, wow, I'm here now. For me, that was really the crystallization of wanting to really figure out a way to be involved in social good and social impact. In the 90s, when you're doing Latino PR, it is still a pretty niche industry. It's at least treated as a niche industry. Do you have a story or a memory from that time that, if it happened today, would be absolutely ridiculous? I do. I have a couple. I would be called Maria by clients, by other peers that were in what we would consider mainstream community relations and public relations. Now, I will tell you Maria, of course, is my grandmother's name. And there are many Marias in our Latina and Latino community. The problem is you weren't one of them. Right. And this didn't happen just once. This happened to me multiple times. I believe this line is from your bios, which is, it's something on the lines of, today, Latino communications is the expectation, not the exception. And I wonder if you really believe that's so, and if it is so, why so many people are still so terrible at it. Yeah, I think that there used to be in the nineties when you saw the explosion of ethnic and public relations and communications and advertising, it was seen as, well, we need to do it in this box. We need to do it in a division. And now I think that there is a recognition when we say, quote, the mainstream communications. Well, all you have to do is look at the numbers and numbers translate to sales. Let's just be honest. And so I think that what we've seen in the industry is a reflection of what we've seen in the world. Now, there might be an expectation, but back to your point on it not being done well, because it has to still be done by people who have lived in experience, by people who come from those stories, Southgate, East LA, whether that's Chicago, you know, wherever across the country. And frankly, there can be complacency in the industry and throwing their hands up. And I see this in corporations that also say we need more people of color on boards. Oh, we can't find, quote, them. We're here. We have to be more intentional and look harder to widen the pool to get people with these lived in experiences. And in fact, we will do a great job of engaging our ethnic communities. The bulk of your experience is in nonprofit and social impact work, but you've also done brand side work and consumer side work. And I wonder what the lessons were you took from brand and consumer work that you've then been able to take and apply to your work doing social impact. When you work on the brand side, you actually have more resources and you see how things are done when there are dollars that are set aside for focus group qualitative and quantitative group testing. There is so much on the line when you're working with a company that has to move the needle on sales. I worked on clients like Nestle, I worked on Kellogg's and they were so sophisticated in using those tools and bringing that discipline into the nonprofit area where certainly those dollars are not available, which is a shame, which is wrong. They still have to move the needle, but that needle is about many times saving lives. That needle is about housing. That's about feeding people, but they do not have those resources. But certainly we can have an intentionality and we can learn how do we apply that same discipline and rigor, even if we don't have those resources or will help slow down a nonprofit and say, listen, I know you want to jump in and do X strategy right away, but let's do some research. We're going to spend a little bit more money at the outset, but it's going to be worth our while to be more on target and help us with research that's going to actually yield us results in the end. When you talk about part of your value being the fact that you did grow up in Southgate and you did grow up with a single mom and you know that lived experience, does time come to mind when someone was pitching an idea to you or like, this is how we're going to reach the Latinos or this is how we're going to reach working class people where it's sort of like required you to summon little Valerie of Southgate to be like, that's not going to work. Oh, many times, but not just now, throughout my 30 years, many, many times. And I'll tell you, they typically comes from good intention, good intention of saying, oh, we want to reach this market or community. But the wrong way of going about it from a perspective of dollars and cents and not about true engagement. And there's also, I think more than anything, and this is something we're still babbling, we're not all the same. I happen to be an 11th generation Latina. My family goes back 11 generations in Texas. So people will say, oh, what part of Mexico are you from? And I say, Texas. You know, it's amazing to me. But we're not all the same. And I think there tends to be back to the little Valerie when I would get mad, it's when it's like, oh, we're all the same. We're, quote, Hispanic. And when that diversity is not recognized, that's when you get I put my eyebrow up and say, this is not legitimate. It's not authentic and it will not work and I will not be a part of it. Does any specific pitch come to mind? I think I would get in trouble to tell me who it was just just like. Oh, well, I will tell you, I worked on a campaign where it was a Latin food brand, they produced chili and other things, and they had a long heritage and the number one consumers were Latinas. And I found the ideas of the company so stereotypical and off the mark and back to when we talked about doing research and so forth. I was like, who did you lean in? Because this is a different market for you. This is going to come off badly. You know, man with a big mustache comes out in a white suit, the big hat, and it was awful. And so you have some clients who are willing to listen and some clients who are not. At that time, there was a middle ground that was reached. But it's hard when you're the only one. See, this is again why it's important to have people at the table, because then you're the one. Oh, it's just you and then you're not so valid. But when you're like, well, actually, no, like, let me explain to you why that it can be potentially offensive. You're walking into a situation where you either offends or it falls flat and then you don't want to invest in the market anymore. But if you actually engage authentically, then guess what? You will in connect with the consumer, then you will make more money. That's what you want to do. You won't sell more. But in that case, I was shocked at the imagery. I felt like we were in the 1950s. And really, you were in the early aughts. Valerie, here's my big question. What were you doing? How were you positioning yourself so that you were someone that was being thought of as a person with CEO potential? Because you can say it's the work, but like we're Latinas, we do the work, right? Like that part we've got. Beyond that, what were the strategic relationships? What was the personal branding? What was the positioning that allowed you to step in when that opportunity presented itself? I think for me in this moment, it was not a job that I actually had on the table for myself. And that's very telling, by the way, because we don't see ourselves in that position. We don't see, you know, it's less than seven percent in my industry. It's seven percent for people of color. So it's like I think it's four percent for women, people of color. And who knows what it is for Latinas? You know, when I look back to sort of what brought me to that moment, I think that was the diversity of the experiences that I just mentioned. I think that it was an authenticity to the work that I just have been talking about. For us at Fenton, we really need to mirror the experiences of the communities that our clients serve. And so I can talk about that in a way that not everyone can talk about that. That little girl that you talked about growing up in Southgate and that family is the same person that many of our clients are trying to impact today. And so I think that that was extremely attractive. And I think that, you know, it's not just doing the work, it's doing good work and it's being empathetic and kind. To me, those are things, especially as women, we've been told all our lives are soft, are told all our lives, we need to be strong and hard. And can you still be a badass. Being a badass is about saying, what is your experience? How can I make that better? How can I relate to you? And I think that for me, I see no other way. And I think that that's a departure in what we're seeing in companies from male to female. It just so happens that I also bring the experience of growing up low income, of growing up with a single mom and seeing that not as a deficit, but seeing it as an asset. And something that is a new insight that perhaps others may not be able to really understand. You layer on to that lived experience, the work experience, and you have what I would describe as a real web of skills, right? So strategy, writing, team building, marketing, media relations, community outreach, public affairs, I would argue the highest value players are people like you who have an intricate set of skills. I think one of the challenges then is how you communicate and sell those skills in an interview, right? How you make it clear how those skills work together to create a cohesive vision of what a leader is. Oh, I couldn't agree with you more. I think that the value that you can bring to the table as a Swiss Army knife versus just saying, OK, I can do just one thing, shows agility. And I think in the end that if the combination of producing excellent work, being agile and showing that you can shift, because let's be honest, any role and talking about communications in your field too, you've got to be a Swiss Army knife. And I think that coming from backgrounds where you've had to be agile anyway, you know, and dealing with difficult circumstances that can roll up into who you are professionally. You should be able to move back and forth because that's going to make you more marketable. And for me, I've always been interested in what haven't I done yet? It's a confluence of those skills and what you learn and all those just different ways that you bring and make you attractive for someone to call you up one day, which is what happened to me and said, listen, I know you're running half of our agency. Would you be interested in this? I'd love you to do this. And it was really more about me saying, OK, let me bring out the Swiss Army knife. You know, I've not done that, but I have all these skills. Now I can bring them together. I don't want to gloss over this point, which is this was not on your radar. Someone else saw it in you. When you get the call saying, would you think about this? Did you do the thing I hope you did not do? You said, yes, me hands up. Or did you play a little coy and say, I'm going to need a minute to think about it? Yeah, I actually did not say yes. I said, I will do this in the interim. And I had a plan and my plan was and we should all talk about mentors. I had so many women and men, but women in particular about, you know, this is not something I've done. And just because it's given to me and so many times I tell people and I think as women and particularly as people of color, we think this is my shot. And if I don't say yes, I'm going to lose my shot. And I tell people this and I recently said this to someone the other day. You have to decide what your shot is just because someone calls you. You may not be set up for success. You have to decide if that is your shot. And by the way, you deserve getting the phone call, but maybe it's not for you. Maybe it won't make you happy. Maybe it won't give you the opportunity to thrive in the way that you want to thrive. So for me, I said I did some consulting with the friends. One friend who had been a CEO twice, a woman of color, and she said, listen, I think it's a great opportunity, but it's a lot of responsibility. But more importantly, can you have the ability to do the things that you will want to do? What's your discretion? What does that really look like in terms of responsibility and how does that fit into your life of what you want to do with the vision for the firm? And so she said, do 100 days if you can sort of try it before you buy it on both ends. If you have that opportunity, do take that because then you can see what it really is like, your owner and you, and you will be in a situation where you'll say this is good or I need to make these adjustments or peace out. And our owner, James Marcus, agreed to it. And it was the best decision I ever made. And I couldn't be more honored and humbled to be in the role now two years later. Valerie, what did I miss? The only thing I want to say is that I tend to see in many of my staff members, especially women of color, we suffer from imposter syndrome. And I just want to say to ignore if you can or talk back to that voice when it tells you you cannot. There's a difference between saying, you know what, this is what I want to do. It's not that I cannot do it. I make those choices and to not let that creep into your psyche and take over because we need to be honest with ourselves and know that you have people around you who want you to succeed. Valerie, thank you so much for doing this. Oh, thank you. I really appreciate it. Thanks for listening. Latina to Latina is executive produced and owned by Juleco Antigua and me, Alicia Menendez. Paulina Velasco is our producer. Cochin to Shiro is our lead producer. Trent Lightburn mixed this episode. We love hearing from you. 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A highlight from How Johanna Rojas Vann Wove the Truth Into Fiction
"So many of us have been there, we hear our family's stories and think, that should be a book. Most of us stopped there, but Joanna Rojas -Van kept going. She took her mother's story of immigrating from Colombia to the United States, wove the world, and sold her first novel, An American Immigrant. Before she was a published author, Joanna and I worked together at Fusion, the ABC Univision cable channel based in Miami. So I wanted to talk with her both because I am so proud to watch her soar, and because in a time when platform often trumps actual talent, Joanna's success is a reminder that there is a path for those with grit and faith who are willing to do the work. Joanna. Hi. Hi. Oh my. The second I hear your voice, I am transported back in time. Joanna, I want to start with you growing up in suburban Maryland. And there were not a whole lot of other Latinos around you. And so I wonder how that changed your points of inquiry around your story, your acceptance of what it meant to be American, how living in a predominantly white suburb shaped your sense of identity. I think it shaped so much of me. And there were some Hispanic people where I lived because where I lived in suburban Maryland was where the poor people lived. We lived in an apartment complex, but we were just on the precipice of the high school that was for the wealthy people, right? So my high school was predominantly white, and a lot of my friends were white. And so that did shape a lot of who I am because my home life looked so different from the home life of my friends. And I knew that, and I saw it very clearly, and it was an insecurity that I lived with. I mean - How? Tell me. Paint me a picture. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I just remember visiting the homes of my friends and being like, what is it like to have this much space? You can go to a corner of your home and be alone and not have to hear people talking or share a room or your parents leave for the weekends and leave you home by yourself. Like, where are your parents even going? My parents don't go anywhere. Like what? I don't know. It was just mind -boggling to me to feel that insecurity all the time of like, these people are so different from me. I'm ashamed of where I live. I'm ashamed of the car that my parents drive. I don't want to be seen with them. And something I didn't write in the book, but that is such a core memory of my life, is being at the skating rink when I was probably in middle school, and my dad calling me on my phone. And when I hung up, when we were about to say goodbye, I said, okay, bye dad. And I didn't call him dad. I'd never in my life called him dad. I called him Papi. But I was so embarrassed to say Papi because nobody has a Papi. Everybody has a dad. And I remember hanging up and being like, ugh, that felt so weird. And when does that switch for you, that sense of trying to hide? Miami, 100%. The first year that I was there, I was like, whoa, this is weird. This is culture shock. Like, I've never been around so many Hispanic people. And I would go to Walmart, and the people would speak to me in Spanish. And I'd be like, I've never spoken Spanish to anyone but my parents. This is strange. And then as I got more acclimated and made so many friends, I was finally like, oh my gosh, these people get it. These people are children of immigrants. They grew up speaking Spanish at home. I felt like I could even hide, you know? Because everywhere I went before that, I stuck out like a sore thumb. Everyone would say, where are you from? You look so exotic. And once I got to Miami, no one ever asked me that ever, ever, because I looked like everybody else.
Fresh update on "latino" discussed on Bloomberg Wall Street Week
"Are positively correlated. It's a new world. I want to talk and I'm fired up this morning because I got great and worthies running around the world spouting economics and it just drives me absolutely nuts. Let's to get back common sense. You work for the most famous market economist in the world. Edward S. Heiman invented the game. I want to get from Ed Heiman to Julian Emanuel. What does that linkage across the Heiman predicted disinflation. So Ed's call again inflation. It has been very consistent. And what's interesting about the current environment is it's very clear that you see oil prices ratcheting higher the way they have whereas copper prices have been going lower. That tells you that what's going on is more geopolitical than an entrenched inflation Psychology that's going to continue to unwind. Hear the full conversation on the latest edition of Bloomberg the surveillance podcast subscribe on Apple Spotify and anywhere else you get your podcasts plus Let's listen anytime on the Bloomberg Business App and Bloomberg .com And I'm Charlie pellet at Bloomberg World headquarters. It is on to the trading month of October a losing Week a losing month and a losing quarter Michael Sheldon is chief investment officer at RDM Hightower Financial. I think September has lived up to its reputation as being a difficult month for the markets And we had a pretty good first few months of the year, but things have sort of tailed off here recently and you can can hear more of that conversation with Michael Sheldon on the Bloomberg Business Week podcast. You can download it wherever You get your podcasts. Well, certainly rising bond yields are one concern for equity investors BlackRock CEO Larry Fink is expecting tenured Treasury yields to top 5 % as shifts in politics and supply chains make inflation more persistent. Fink made the comment at the Berlin Global Dialogue Forum. We're going to have 10 year rates at least at 5 % or higher because of this embedded inflation. This structural inflation is unlike anything. and I And think business leaders and politicians are not providing the foundation to help explain this. BlackRock's Larry Fink so with the tenure now at about 4 .5 %. What about the outlook? Dana Dioria is co -chief investment officer at % solutions. VESNET Is it really that surprising where ten years are given where two years are given you know all the economists the newly minted bulls that we've had we've had in the last few months even the Fed itself saying hey we think we're gonna stick the landing there's no recession here. You can hear more of the conversation with Dana Dioria on the surveillance podcast and you can download it wherever you get your podcasts. Another headwind for the inflation outlook has been rising energy prices Stephen Shork is the president of short the group. I'm afraid now that the situation we're seeing in supplies crude oil supplies economics delivery hub in Oklahoma we're at very low supplies there's going to be a tremendous on the market already is. Stephen Shork of the short group you can hear more of that conversation on surveillance the podcast you can download it wherever you get your podcasts and even with higher prices oil Mark Haefeli of UBS says energy stocks have yet to capture all of their upside potential. Well we think that they haven't really seen the earnings catch up with these higher prices and we think that there can be some persistence in these higher oil prices. Mark Haefeli of UBS stocks end of the day mixed the Dow was down 158 points down five -tenths of one percent S &P down for a fourth week it fell 11 points today down three -tenths of one percent and then stack up 18 up one -tenth of one percent. Global news powered by more than 700 journalists and analysts in over 120 countries. I'm Charlie Bloomberg. You're listening to the Big Take podcast on radio. I'm Wes Kosova. Today we're talking about whether big companies have made good on pledges to increase workplace diversity. More brands and businesses are becoming vocal in the movement for racial justice and equity. Some are taking it a step further pledging donations and changes in their own practices to address workforce inequity. Adidas which also owns Reebok is pledging to increase the number of black and Latino employees it hires by the end of next year. Think of is America pledging to address racial and economic inequalities by partnering with community colleges and universities. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has now outlined some plans to double the number of black managers and senior leaders in the U .S. of that company over the next five years. In 2020 after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis led to protests across America many U .S. corporations pledged to address racial imbalances in their workplaces. They promised to hire and to promote more black people and others from underrepresented groups. Now three years later we're able to see some of the early results. Bloomberg's Jeff Green and Rebecca Greenfield are here to talk about a new analysis by a big team here in our newsroom. It shows for the first time how some of prominent the most U .S. companies did in making good on those promises. Where they've made gains across 88 companies 94 percent of those net new people were people of color. It's the kind of number when you see it you go back and you check all your data because you must have done something wrong and we've done that again and again and it's correct. And where they still fall short. More than a quarter of companies in our data set had fewer black executives in 2021 than 2020s. And the question we're talking about right now is did it continue? Jeff, you've been following these numbers for three years now. We're trying to find a way to measure diversity. And as Becca knows it's really frustrating the lack of data that's available that you can compare apples to apples.
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A highlight from Casey Diaz (Encore Continued)
"Folks, welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit LegacyPMInvestments .com. That's LegacyPMInvestments .com. Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. Did you ever see the movie The Blob starring Steve McQueen? The blood curdling threat of The Blob. Well, way back when, Eric had a small part in that film, but they had to cut his scene because The Blob was supposed to eat him. But he kept spitting him out. Oh, the whole thing was just a disaster. Anyway, here's the guy who's not always that easy to digest. Eric Metaxas! Staying in my conversation with Casey Diaz, he's the author of the shot caller gangbanger's a Latino miraculous escape from a life of violence to a new life in Christ. Casey, the story is crazy, beautiful, amazing, and it's true. So you're telling me now the guy comes in there to kill you and he can't do it? And you lead him to faith right there, the man with the shank in his hand. Now, I would think that in the prison world, they're going to put a hit out on his life and they're going to put somebody else to kill you. So, I mean, what happens that day, the next day? Well, for several years, two years, actually, there's these little notes that we used to write when we were put a hit or we needed something to be moved from one prison yard to another that were called kites. And so I started to use that system to witness to other gang leaders in there. And shortly after that, one of the founding members of MS -13 came to Christ through one of those kites. And then another gang leader from a gang in South Central Los Angeles came to Christ. So there was about four or five of us that started to really witness out there. And we were going through the wringer for two years. But after those two years, over 200 inmates at New Folsom State Prison came to Christ. And there was a big celebration that took place in that prison. This is just amazing. I'm amazed. I have not heard this story because this is like, to me, this is national news. If the news were not crazy and avoiding this kind of stuff. But let me ask you, you talked about hard candy, whatever. What was what happened? You said that there's a well, we would get jumped, you know, we'd be walking to whatever, an appointment or on the yard or to chow. And the next thing you know, there's 20, 40 inmates on top of you beating you. Or they'll walk into your cell and and do that. And when did this happen to you? Oh, countless amount of times throughout those two years. And do you feel the freedom to defend yourself? I kept I try to keep my promise of not doing anything. So and there's some details on that in the book that I go into. But for the most part, I just because you certainly could have killed a few more people. Yeah, absolutely. And the temptation came at one point. Well, because they're sort of trying to kill you. Yeah. And, you know, and it's it's overbearing. And you and you think and I remember having this conversation with God. And I said this to him, I said, you know, I gave everything up for you. I gave it all up for you. And this is what I what I get. And if you ever tell the Lord something like that, you're going to get a response. And here's the response to me was you didn't give anything for me. I give it all. I give it all up for you. He said that to you. And that was a calming moment for me that I came to to to understand that it was him that gave it all for me. I didn't know Jesus could be sassy. That's like a that's an amazing response. Yeah. Yeah, that's an amazing thing. But it was it was it was truth that, you know, that that that bear witness in my spirit that he's right. You know, he gave it all up for me wasn't the other way around. So you said this goes on for a couple of years and a lot of people come to faith in Jesus as a result of your standing on that table and being willing to risk your life. I mean, you risk your life. You basically at that point gave your life, except God gave it back to you. Yeah. And it's by God's grace that I ever made it out for parole. And made it out here. So what happened at this point? You said you go before a parole board. I mean, you're you're going through living hell for a few years there, even although you're so on fire in your faith that you are converting others in the midst of this situation. When how do you come up for parole at this point? Came up for parole on this particular morning. I didn't know that, you know, it was just to me, it was just another parole date. You know, you go every year, some of us go every three years, some of us every seven years. So to me, you know, I didn't I had no expectations of getting out any time soon. But at the moment that I got paroled, it was a surprise. In fact, one of the questions that one of the members said was, you know, why should we let you out? And my response was, you shouldn't. I deserve every minute that I have in here ordered by the court. In fact, I think that I should have been dealt stronger, and a bigger sentence should have been given to me. So I don't deserve freedom at all, and I'm okay with that. And that is the moment that I was granted parole. Did they know your story? I guess they have been watching what's happening. They had watched, they had seen, you know, prison guards had seen, there was riots that happened. I mean, there's so many stories that I share in there that, yeah, that God just, his supernatural hand upon my life was just one miracle after the other. Apart from your book, has anyone told these stories of this revival in this gang prison? No, I've been sharing it since the book release. I've been all over the country sharing it. Because this happened how many years ago? Over two decades. And we've never heard this story until now. I mean, it's, as I said, to me, this is national news. This is big stuff. And it's kind of amazing that nobody knows about this, all these guys. Now, so you get out and now what? You get out to what? What's your life? I get out to nothing because I have nothing on. So I moved out to a little town in California where I didn't know anybody and nobody knew me. I looked out for a church. I saw the church. I finally found one and got plugged in. Francis Proctor was still with me. See, that's amazing. This woman is the hero. Yes, she is. She's going to have a big mansion. Yes, she is. When we're in heaven, we won't have jealousy. So we're not going to be jealous. We'll be all right. I mean, can you imagine that this woman, it was her prayers. I mean, it's that simple. Like, that's the power of prayer. That's an encouragement to me. Wow. So you stayed in touch with her? Yeah. In fact, that whole prison ministry that would go there was at my wedding when I got married. They were all invited. They were all. Yeah, well, I would think they should be. Yeah, that's pretty amazing. So how long were you out? What did you do for a living once you get out? My uncle owned a hardwood floor company, so he hired me. I worked there for, you know, minimum wage. But I'll tell you this, my first paycheck, I had never made a dollar, honestly. So this was my first paycheck where I had worked a 40 hour week. And it was one of the best feelings that I ever had. And you, how old were you when you got out? I was, I think, 24 or 25, somewhere on there. Man, you lived like three lifetimes before that age. That's just unbelievable. So, and how long were you in that situation? Because now you're going to this church, you're in touch with this woman who had been coming into the prison. And how long, you got married, obviously. I got married, yeah. So I'm surprised too. You got married. And where were you at that point? How did you meet your wife? I met my wife at church. She's Lebanese. She comes from a Muslim background. She was the first one to convert to a Christian faith in her family. From the Muslim background. Yeah, from a Muslim background. And we met at church and we started to work together in the youth ministry. And after that, we ended up getting married and we've just finished celebrating our 20th year anniversary and three kids later. Three kids later. Yeah, I have two daughters and one son. One daughter that's at Azusa Pacific and the other one at Biola. We're going to do another segment, folks, so hang on. We'll be right back with Casey Diaz. The book is The Shot Caller. Tell me why Relief Factor is so successful at lowering or eliminating pain. I'm often asked that question just the other night I was asked that question. Well, the owners of Relief Factor tell me they believe our bodies were designed to heal. That's right. Designed to heal. And I agree with them. And the doctors who formulated Relief Factor for them selected the four best ingredients. 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A highlight from Casey Diaz (Encore)
"Welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well, buddy, you're on your own. But if you wait right here, in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now here's your Ralph Cramden of the airwaves, Eric Mataxas! We have an amazing guest today, an amazing, miraculous story. Don't leave whatever you're doing, because this is one of those stories. I'm sitting here in the studio with Casey Diaz. The book is The Shot Caller, A Latino Gangbanger's Miraculous Escape from a Life of Violence to a New Life in Christ. Casey Diaz, welcome. Thank you for having me. You have an I mean, the life of violence doesn't do justice to your story. I mean, it's worse than I mean, a lot of people had a life of violence. You're talking a life of extreme violence. So I want to get your story. Where do we start? Where are we like? Where do you I mean, when did you come to tell the story of coming to America? How old were you? I was two years old. Two. All right. So we're not going to get a lot of details. You were two, right? Yeah, exactly. But came here from El Salvador. OK, and you came here as an illegal immigrant? No, legally. You came as a legal immigrant from El Salvador when you were two? When I was two, yes. OK. And we settled in what's called the the Rampart District of Los Angeles. Yeah. And my aunt lived in South Central L .A. So we moved back and forth in the beginning stage of me coming here. OK. And you got involved in violence extremely young. Tell us the story. I was 11 years old. You know, it was at a time where kids were still playing outside baseball and football and a lot of outside outdoor activity. But the only element with me was that my folks with my mom, you know, she worked as a seamstress in downtown Los Angeles. So she'd leave at four in the morning and then wouldn't come back until around 10, 11 at night. And then my father, who was never working, he was always out there. And, you know, he'd be selling weed out there. And your father was selling weed. Yeah. Wow. And, you know, the drug epidemic in the 80s in Los Angeles had just started. So so here's a young boy being left essentially unsupervised. And that becomes the danger in and of itself. So your father is pushing drugs to make a buck and you never see him. Very dramatically different story from your mother, who's obviously working too hard. Yeah. So at what point do you go into gang to being a part of this gang with a violence? I was introduced to the gang culture at 11 years old. Gang started move in it. You know, you start becoming aware. And I was introduced to to this particular gang by one of the guys that we hung out outside. And I started to notice that, you know, cars would come in, pick them up. And then I had some questions and I asked those questions. And, you know, he gave me a little brief description of what a gang was, what it involved. And it lured me in. It became a false sense of family that I didn't have at home. You know, you hear this over and over and over that it's like a family, that people are looking for something. They don't have it and they find it in the gang. So what do you do at 11 or 12? I mean, what what you know, you're you're a kid at that point. What happens? Unfortunately, there was a gang leader that took me under his wing for whatever reason. He took a liking to me. And so here you are at 11 years old, hanging out with a very popular gang leader of this gang. And he takes me to my first, you know, stealing of a car. We do some things, you know, and and one event is what started to. Really everything. change We went and we what we call jumped a rival gang member. And basically we were in a stolen car. We went and looked from found him and assaulted him. And he ended up stabbing the guy and then gave me the screwdriver and said, your turn. And that was my first stabbing at 11 years old. You were 11. Yeah. And you didn't do it with a knife. You did it with a screwdriver. Screwdriver, yeah. What did that do to you? Sometimes at that age, you're so young that you're not sensitive the way you are when you're older. I mean, did it how did you feel? Well, you know, in my home, there was a lot of violence to start off with. My father was extremely violent. He beat my mom. I mean, there was not one week that my mom was not beat senselessly and left in a pool of blood by the hands of my father. So I saw that. And at eight years old, I saw I witnessed a triple homicide right before my eyes at about 20 feet away at eight. Yeah. Three men were gunned down in front of me. All right. So you're 11 years old. You're being initiated into murder, violence. I imagine if you start there, it doesn't get better. It doesn't. You know, little by little. I started to be led by this gang leader and just the popularity that he had almost came upon me. Here's you know, I think it was looked at as oh, look at here's this little cute little gang member. He's 11. And so everybody starts to kind of, you know, pat you on the back and and validate you. And that's what the streets will do. If you don't have any validation from your father, from a good leader in society, someone is going to validate you. And for, you know, in places where it's poverty stricken, the streets will do that. A gang leader or a drug dealer will do that. So you make it sound like I mean, this is sort of the typical story and it's such a horrible story. But you hear this so much that in a way, it's either an absent father or a violent father or a father who's violent and absent. And it seems like you were set up almost. Yeah. Right. I mean, where else are you going to go? That's where those that's where those kids go pretty much. Yeah. So so how does this develop? I mean, are you you know, at what point? Well, let's let's get to the point where you're arrested and all this, how did things developed so that you get arrested so young? Well, you know, I think that once you start to get used to a certain kind of lifestyle in anything, it becomes normal. And for me, violence became the normal. And so, you know, from me, particularly in the stabbing and 11, a craving started to happen within me and I needed to go out there. I wanted to go out there. I saw what it did in the in the eyes of other gang members. I saw the fear that it was bringing. And that crave also, you know, jumped over and I just needed to do that. And it became an everyday thing where I went out there and sought after gang rivals and did whatever I needed to do. So you and you enjoyed the violence? I did. And how old how long does this go on for? For a period of about five years until I get arrested at 16 years old for a gang related murder. OK, so you now I'm imagining that you were involved in a number of murders before this, but you had not been caught. I had been all over the place by this time. I've stabbed many other rebel gang members. Yes. And so you're arrested. What happens now? You're 16. I'm 16. California is about to try a little thing where they want to try to see how young they can convict youthful offenders and try them as adults. And so I was in the very early stages of that of that experiment in law. And so what they initially did was if you were convicted and tried as an adult and found guilty, at first they would send you to what's called the California Youth Authority. They sent you there and then they would evaluate you like the California Youth Authority can hold you up until 25 years old. And so they could do that. But in my case, I was in there for a 90 day observation to see if they you know, if there was any kind of rehabilitation that could still take place in my life. But I was found while in there strangling another rival gang member. I almost killed him. And for that reason, I was sent. I was found not suitable for that kind of environment.
The Surprising Truth About Trump's Black Voter Stats
"Welcome to the Mike Gallagher Show. You've got the mic. Carl, I believe the black vote is very important. And as I understand, Trump got the largest black vote in history. Correct me if I'm wrong on that. No, actually, I like actually actually no percentage wise. He did not. Oh, he did. He got it. He got dumped now. Don't get me wrong. He got better numbers than Mitt Romney. This is why I feel like it's a waste of time to pander to the black vote. I'll further explain that in just a sec. But I wanted to hear your point of view. Well, I kind of agree with that what you're saying. And that's what my call is, because I feel even though we could do better with a black vote, I believe that the Hispanic, Latin and Mexican vote, which is a lot bigger, is what we should be going after and concentrating on. I think that's that's my point. I think we should concentrate on that more than a pander for the black vote, as you say. OK, listen to your answer. Listen, Don, I appreciate the call. There's no doubt that the that the population, the growing population is is the Latino vote. Here's what you do. You pander to Americanism. That's what you do. I think I understand. And I appreciate Trump's effort, and I think he's put in more effort, quite frankly, than any Republican president in modern history. And I think he deserves credit for that. But at the same time, you have to recognize who the left is. And they turned around and stabbed them right in the back, because in 2020, the black vote jumped right back up to the right back up to 90 percent. And this is we're not right. We're not fighting the right way. And I know I'll catch heat for this, but I don't care. I just want the country I I want I want to live up to the Constitution.
The Imperative for Inclusivity and Representation in Computer Science
"To encourage and increase more women, more young men of color in this field? What do we do? Where have we gone wrong? Any advice? You're a young person. So any advice on what we should be doing? What we could do to inspire and to get more representation in young women and young black men and Latinos, Hispanic people of color in this field? Um, I have a few responses to that. For example, um, the, the very few black people or the very few minorities that have had the chance like myself to be where we are. Um, what I tend to see even for me coming up, one of my episodes on my channel, I actually talked about this and expressed myself on it. We don't look back to help anybody. Unlike the other racists, they do help themselves. They do promote themselves. I have been at a job where essentially, if we're to check, I had the most qualified or say I had the most experience with another person of a different race. In two years, they became my supervisor and I was still where I started, but I was good. I was the one that I could say was pulling all the strings. When something happens, if Gideon is not here, what are we going to do? The person that I started with, I'm not going to say they didn't know anything. They did have some skills, but I had more qualifications, more certifications to show for and a lifetime experience, right? But this is me here. I got bumped up a little bit, a little bit, a little bit. Sometimes it was just a bump in finance. They'll give you a little bit more money, but it's not so much. But then the person is actually going up. They come from entry level, they go to mid -senior, they go to senior level. Before you know it, in 10 years, you're now the supervisor. Then that's because they promoted them to be your manager. What I'm saying is it's hard. What I think what's happening is because people that look like me, we struggle so hard to get where we get to. We have to try extra, extra hard to get there. When we get there, we don't feel like we have to be able to turn back and actually hold someone that looks like us hand and pull them up
Supreme Court Rejects Alabama Redistricting Map
"27 percent of the population let's say is black and it represents one seventh of a state then blacks get two seats that are predominantly black. Go on. Guneer, Lonnie Guneer used to support that position she was a radical leftist and that has been rejected as racist and yet that's exactly what the supreme court did today and incidentally if you pack all blacks or latinos or jews or whatever into single districts so they have a black congressman or latino congressman or a jewish congressman you're not doing them any favors. Why? Because that's one congressman. If in fact that population is distributed more evenly in surrounding districts they could have two or three congressman. Two or three. But if they're packed into one they're one district. This is something the democrat party and minority organizations continue to fight for. They continue to insist that they want these packed districts proportional representation. Because typically they vote democrat. In fact almost always they vote democrat. The Supreme Court today in a 5 -4 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts and supported by Kavanaugh as well as the three leftists on the court abandoned notion altogether. I want
Kayleigh McEnany: Faith-Based Hispanics Favor Conservatism
"The Hispanic community in the United States although you need to come here legally period obviously You know these are people moving over to our side of the aisle The movement based in faith and liberty and constitutional rights The Democrats have absolutely zero momentum I'd say almost negative momentum with Hispanic voters who Democrats had assumed for years were going to be a Borg like voting block for them and it's just not happening These are faith based people who are like wait my kids 9 you want to cut their genitals off and tell them they should hate white people like I'm sorry we're not going to go there This is really not working out for them like they plan I could not agree with you more on that First I want to say you're an amazing human being I'll never forget when I had left The White House and I had a question about podcasting and I know how busy you are I get tons of text myself but I sent you a text within minutes you responded and I was on the phone with you Within an hour I mean that You matter to me So I wasn't going to let you down You're my friend and I don't abandon my friend But that's very nice of you to say Thank you Dan But you're so right You know I've always and I've known this growing up you know I grew up in Tampa Florida many of my Friends were Latino There's such an organic fit between the beliefs of tradition and patriotism and faith in the Latino community and the Republican Party And I was always hopeful and kind of waiting for that day where we'd see this realignment And you're seeing it You know I'm so proud that we're the party and it was really president Trump to credit for this That is growing among Latino men specifically but the community more broadly we're picking up voters because they recognize and reject abortion at birth where you slaughter a fully formed baby You know not taking care of babies outside of the womb Democrats won't vote on the born alive protection act These are babies outside of the womb You know that religious freedom Like you said castrating children Like these are things I can't even believe I'm saying out loud People are coming to our party in droves because they reject this kind of thinking
The Left Cancels Its Enemies, The Right Cancels Its Allies
"Left cancels its enemies and the right cancels its allies. That's image. I wrote a whole piece on that. Where. You had very prominent people I really like. And respect the conservative saying that if you are, if you are supportive of supporting the Ukrainians against the Russian invasion, you're a Latino come. What was the worthy? Oh rhino. Yeah, rhino worse than neocon. You were a rhino Republican in name only. But isn't it true that they only canceled their enemies and when we cancel our Friends?
"latino" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
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"latino" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"Stories weren't getting told, so you figured out a way to tell a lot of them. Which I think is so cool. You've become the public historian for our community in many ways, documenting our stories, which shows like leguizamo does America and Latin history for morons. And now I read you have American Historia coming out on PBS. Can you tell us about how all of the many things you're doing contribute to building this solution to the problem of LatinX underrepresentation? Yeah, I mean, absent. We've been excluded, aggressive leaks were the most excluded group in Hollywood. We're not in history textbooks. We're barely in the Discovery Channel in the history channel. And yet we were the ones who discovered America. We discovered ourselves because we're mostly indigenous and conquered ourselves. We were great empires here already, some of the biggest empire is bigger than the Incas were bigger than the Ming dynasty, bigger than the Byzantine Empire, and yet these stories aren't being told, you know? We helped build this country, and yet we get very little for it. And so I'm changing that narrative. I'm giving Latin people permission to love themselves to fight for themselves by giving them their history because when you feel empowered and you see yourself contributing, you won't accept rejection. You won't accept exclusion and we can't do that anymore. We can't accept it and be happy just with crumbs that they toss us. Absolutely. And you know, I see you doing that as an example. It seems to me like you are everywhere. You're in news, entertainment, media, business, and it all seems strategic with the goal of uplifting the LatinX community. What drives you and is there stuff that you don't do? Are you good at just do it all? I'm going to do it all. I am going to do it all. Why not? I mean, we let people can do it all. Look at us. I mean, my parents had like 5 jobs. They never rested. You know, how we lend people do, especially immigrants. We work 5 times as hard as anybody and get half to pay. That's exactly how I've lived it. I'm publishing. I'm doing it in encyclopedia for scholastic on 5000 things that give us Latin superpower. All history data, I'm doing a children's picture book. Kiki and his canvas scholastic. I'm writing, I'm putting our information out there so that we can start telling these stories and empowering our people because American history textbooks are fiction. You know, if you don't have all the facts and the real facts, you're not telling history of telling a fiction, you know? And that needs to change. Absolutely. And how do you pick between projects? It seems like you have so many balls up in the air at a time. Well, I try to follow my passion in my love. I try not to work for the sake of working. I have that luxury. I'm easily inspired, you know, maybe that's part of being Latina was so easily pleased. And you know, when I walked down the streets in New York, the streets in Miami when I'm in D.C. and Latin people old young come up to me and say thank you for what you do. Thank you for the fight. You inspired me, which book should I read on Latin history? You know, that inspires me, I know my work is having impact, especially when I talk to influencers in Latin community and they go, you know, your special really changed the way I see myself and the way I see Latinos in America. And I go, that's exactly the purpose of that show. Exactly the purpose of my mission. And I know I'm hitting my demographics. Do you ever worry that you'll get pushback or that Hollywood will blacklist you? Do you think you've succeeded enough that that's not really a concern anymore? No, it's a concern. I mean, I know when I got political, I lost half my following. I mean, people are telling me, you know, because racism is well alive on Twitter, and people tell me go back to your country if you don't like it here. You're just an entertainer, just entertain, shut up. You get a lot of pushback. But you know, I grew up in a tough neighborhood. I've experienced racism in Hollywood all my life. So it's not new to me. You know what I mean? You're not going to beat down this tough kid from New York. You're not going to shut me up. That makes sense. That makes sense. Can you share maybe a favorite moment from leguizamo does America? I think giving a sense of the joy in the show and the celebration of LatinX excellence would be really powerful. Well, I mean, Michael Peña a brilliant brilliant comic actor who should be much bigger who should be having that she should be the lead of every movie. Comic movie, but is not, but he goes back to Chicago to give back to his hood. And he's in the hood. This shootings in his hood, but he goes back, goes to the stores and we ate some amazing Mexican food that just all rocked my world. And then we went to his family for a barbecue and what fun I had, man. I mean, there's so much joy in that community. Even though there are murals to children who get shot in the streets there in Chicago, they still joy, allowing people finding joy, even between the shootings. Yeah. I guess this will be my last question, but what do you think the solution looks like? If you could envision having solved the problems, what would it be like? 20% of the studios, 20% of the storytelling, 20% of executives across America, that's what the fair playing field looks like. And if you need clearer metrics out of every ten movies, two should be all Latino out of ten leads, two should be Latino out of ten executives if you walk into an office out of ten executives two should be Latino. Yeah. And we're a long way from that right now, yeah? Pretty much. I mean, I don't know I'm an executive. There are in Hollywood but I think it's less than 1%, but not at 20%. That's for damn sure. And stories, we had in kanto, what's the next one? Is that that's .09%, isn't it? .09. And it should be not every 20 years or something, right? Right. So you should be every 20%. 20% of those movies right now because we over index everywhere else. We need to get our due for it to be fair. And we can't accept it. And I'm starting to feel like we need to be much more assertive. We need to write more letters, complain, call, pick it, protest, boycott. We need to do sit ins, sleep ends, hunger strikes. We gotta get more assertive more aggressive because things need to change right away. Otherwise there's so much wasted talent, so much Latin dreams wasted. And that's sad and it shouldn't be happening. Thank you so much for joining us today. I so appreciate you sharing your wisdom and I would say your passion. It's obviously these issues are super important to you and you can feel it in your products. You can feel it on your shows, but you can also feel it just talking to you today. No, thank you. Thank you. I'm very passionate about it because I love our community. So special thanks again to John leguizamo for sharing his time and wisdom with us, but a pleasure it was to hear from him about the state of LatinX representation in Hollywood today. This show is produced by Oscar Fernández, along with the outstanding editorial team of Hector Luis Alamo and Fernanda Santos. And, like we always do, we close out with la plebe and Vanessa. This is Kristina Escobar, filling in for Julio Ricardo varela,
"latino" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"Escobar, entertainment correspondent for Latino rebels, filling in for Julio de cardo varella. Today on the show, we have none other than the legendary comedian actor and activist John leguizamo. He's been exceptionally busy lately. Speaking out in LatinX representation in Hollywood, moving the needle personally as an actor and producer, and celebrating la cordura, with projects like his upcoming series on MSNBC, titled leguizamo does America. When Benito John were so excited to have you. I'm so happy to be here. I'm so excited to bring leguizamo does America like Debbie does Dallas in the 80s. That would be fucking America just the way that Debbie fucked all of Dallas. Amazing. Well, let's go ahead and start with the new show. We have a little clip from the second episode that gives a sense of its setup and texture. Do you mind if we listen in? Oh, I love it. Do I mind are you kidding me? Let's do it. Miami Cubans have mastered the art of staying true to their roots and traditions, especially when it comes to their coffee sito. You know, I'd heard great things about this small family owned Cuban coffee shop just down the street from domino park. So guess what? I'm meeting at Ernesto, Juliet and Judith to find out what makes Cuban coffee so damn good. Welcome to. Beautiful place you got here. Oh, thank you. Since we were in Cuba, we always want to have our own business, but there it was impossible to have your own private business. So this was the Cuban American Dream to own your own place. We can hear only 9 years ago. And here we go. Yeah. We came here to Miami. That's like the perfect place to settle because it's one of the biggest Latino in the whole country. It's amazing, yeah. When I come to Miami, I feel like I'm in the Latin country. The warmth to familiarity. Cuban cafe sito as an example, can you explain to our listeners what leguizamo does America is and you're thinking behind making it? Absolutely. It's unfortunate this is the first show ever in English language about Latin culture because we're the oldest ethnic group in the largest ethnic group in America and this is the first, but I'm glad I got to do it because when I did my comedy tour circuit, we call it the kuchi fito circuit. The LatinX circuit in this 26 cities where there's huge Latin populations and I picked the first 6 of those cities and I go they're looking for Latin excellence and we sit down with artists painters chefs entrepreneurs and we eat a meal together, we drink, we dance and we laugh and that's how the show evolved. Yeah, you can absolutely see that and the joy of the culture that you portray. And one of the things I really appreciate is about pushing on representation issues and I know that's something that you've been getting rowdy about for a while, you wrote that open letter and the LA times, you bring it up all the time and interviews, your social media is full of it. I mean, you focus. Your whole daily show run about it, congrats on that, by the way. Wow, thank you, thank you. That was a blast. But you know, it has impacted work. I feel like I gave the recipe in the open letter to LA times. I said the way you create Latin stars and you create Latin culture is by taking your best TV shows your best movies that were written for a white person and cast a Latin person and they did that with last of us. They did it with Wednesday. So writing these formulas and telling the executives in Hollywood and streaming how to do it is the way. We got to give them the answers. Otherwise, they don't know what to do, how to do. Absolutely. And can you break down why it's important for you as someone who's achieved so much to speak out about the ways and they Latinos and continues to work in Hollywood? Because I go around the country. I'm in New York City. I hear stories. I'm surrounded by all these great Latin talent and artists who are not getting the opportunities. And I look at Saturday Night Live and I go, wait a minute, you got one Latin person in the city where the largest ethnic group is Latin in their Latin comedians everywhere you turn. I'm the first Latin host of The Daily Show, it's crazy. I mean, it's unacceptable. At Los Angeles where Hollywood lives is 50% Latino. You mean, these executives leave their offices surrounded by Latin people, and then they go do movies where they're no land people. That's a cultural apartheid. New York City, I've opened up the paper. How many Latin editors and journalists are in The New York Times the New York Post, The New Yorker, where the large ethnic group here, and you don't have any journalists or our stories, get out of here with that. It's a cultural apartheid, unacceptable. Unacceptable. And you know, one of the things that I think we've been having this conversation for a while. And it's important to break down why it's important for audiences to know. I think sometimes people look at you and say, well, he's in the entertainment industry. Of course, he cares about the job opportunities he may or may not get. But why is it important for those of us who are just like watching TV to care about this issue? Because we're talking about children who like when children saw in canto, Latin children and black children and children of color, they saw themselves. They saw their features. They saw this skin color, their hair texture, and they felt validated. They were given the permission for self love that way, because Plato said it. He who controls the storytelling control society. And that's the truth. And until we have more Latin representation, the messaging is negative. The absence of our culture and movies and streaming and television is a negative for our cultures and negative for America because then Americans are in signal to respect us. Our signal to love us the way they should. You know, I have a daughter and her first movie ever in the theater was in canto and she loved it. We talk about it all the time. And I would say, I'm very privileged to be able to raise her in a different way where she's going to grow up, seeing herself on screen and therefore have a different sense of identity. And that's partly thanks to your work. Thank you. Yes, I mean, that's why battle. That's why I fight. And I feel like change has been too slow and too late. And I know they say patience and things are changing and they are, but it's minuscule. I mean, we over index in all the metrics. We're 30% of the U.S. box office last year we were 33%, but I'm not even going to get into that. We're $4 billion in streaming. We had $2.8 trillion to the economy every year. If you were on nation, maybe the 5th largest economy in the world, bigger than Brazil, bigger than Italy, bigger than England. But we're not getting our due. I don't want it to happen after I'm dead. I want it to happen now while I'm alive. I want 20% of it. Executives, 20% of the roles, 20% of the lead roles, not just roles, because with less than 1% of the lead roles in films right now. I want 20% of the executives in all corporations. Then I'll be happy. Then I'll be able to rest, then I'll shut up. Yeah, well, one of the things that I appreciate about you and your activism is you don't just complain, right? You notice that LatinX
Matthew Blanton Reflects on His Story and the History of Racism
"Maybe we can start off with the story, your story in context to the history of racism. my So like parents' marriage, like me as a creation, like had I been born 10 years prior would have been illegal. And the so history of race, but more specifically the history of, not massage, anyway, interracial relationships, whatever the fancy word is, I'll think of it eventually. I think it's sort of miscegenation, which is I think the sort of now anachronistic word, a word that sort of is buried in a time of yesteryear that really was a set of laws that weren't opposed to interracial relationships. They were opposed to white people having interracial relationships with people of color. Asian people and black people could have relations like those that would be recognized as part of the Latino community and black people. Latinos in Native American, like whatever, people of color, you do your thing. Those who were making laws, legislation, enforcing defacto policies were opposed to white people mixing with non -white people. And history that is imbricated in all the ways in which the racial hierarchy was meant to keep sort of whites at the top and separate from non -whites with particular hierarchy within people of color that composed those tiers. And Loving v. Virginia, the 1967 Supreme Court case, finally struck down the fact that to deny people's right to date and love and marry who they wanted was unconstitutional and thus people who were of different races could actually marry, particularly those who were white and non -white.
"latino" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
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"latino" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"I've given all these spaces. This is kind of a metaphor for America in a way. Where I agree. The white portion of this is just very resistant to accept that the game is changing. Like you and Maria talk about the country's changing. It's getting more progressive, younger. People of color, et cetera. Brown or black or I feel like the same things have been happening in baseball, progressively over time, and this world baseball classic came at a moment that accentuated at the most. Would you agree with that? I totally agree with it. Again, I've been saying this for years. If it wasn't for Latino and Asian players in Major League Baseball, baseball would be a dead sport. It is thriving, it is trending up. It is cool. You know, I have, you know, my son's an athlete. He's a 20 year old college college soccer. That generation still loves baseball. This whole notion of the young people not liking baseball. That's not true. But they look at Otani. They look at Rafi Devers. They look at sugar. They look at Edwin Diaz. And let's just stick to Edwin Diaz for a second. Sure. About exactly what I wrote about. Yeah. And the class that is sugar, the class that is Edwin Diaz, freak accident, could happen to anybody. It could happen to anybody at any time at any place. And there's plenty of injuries, there's injuries that happen in spring training, that people got hurt. But this notion that you can't play for your team because this doesn't count, this is just a quote unquote exhibition is ridiculous. And Edwin Diaz knows exactly what got him to be the greatest reliever in the sport right now, and I would argue that he will definitely be rivaling Mariano Rivera very soon. He knows what got him there. And what got him there was Puerto Rico with Gotham there was a baseball culture of growing up in Puerto Rico and becoming the dominant force that he has become. Now, you talked to Major League Baseball about the world baseball classic. And I've seen some of these clips. I don't know if you've seen him on TikTok, but there's some explanations as to the fact that when it comes down to it, Major League Baseball makes really good money in the world baseball classic. First of all, who the hell fills Miami stadium? In March for baseball. Sure as hell not the Marlins. David Sampson, who used to be the president of the team has talked about on levator show how they used to lie about the numbers and instead of putting like 5000, they would put 9000, which is like nothing in baseball terms for people listening to. That atmosphere was in Miami. DR versus PR was sold out was the largest attendance. And that's including all the finals in the semifinals. But the point about sugar about Edwin Diaz is he wanted to play for his country. Let's just start there. That entire team in Puerto Rico is so proud. And what I wrote in the piece in other places, Puerto Ricans don't have a lot of places to express who they are as Puerto Ricans. And so we'll take it all. We'll take sports. We'll take basketball, you know, like I, you know, the piece that I got to co produce for la rega about the 2004 Athens team that beat the Dream Team, work on sort of coming up by the way this year. There you go, basketball, right? And baseball, the world baseball classic, when it started, like that Puerto Rican team has become part of the national identity of Puerto Rico. You know, even in the protests against governor Charles said, yo, or even when you see young people on the island, you know what? They're wearing Puerto Rican baseball jerseys. They're wearing these caps. Yeah. You know, it's become it's deeper. So an ignorant American baseball fan who's like, oh, spring training and that's what it's all supposed to be and blah blah blah. It's like you're missing out on what this really means. And I will credit the captain of the Puerto Rican baseball team and the starting shortstop for the mets. For me, it's like Correa Lindor and javi Baez, it depends, it's like a mood for me. It depends how I feel like who's my favorite, but I'm kind of leaning towards Lindor now. Just because he's on my favorite team, so he's my favorite. Yeah, he's on your favorite team. But there's just something about him and him saying what he said about to mets fans, right? It's like, yeah, I know what happens. And I feel for you, but this is an honor for us. And I will give them that credit. You got to let these guys play for their countries. Because guess what? They want to, and I will say this. These are the baseball is so deep in the Caribbean that these guys would be like screw it. I'll just play for my country and risky damn. In America's no understand that. They don't understand. But the other thing is Major League Baseball knows that the world baseball classic is successful for them. And this is the point I was going to make. It's like, I saw a couple of clips after about the Edwin Diaz and all this and the world baseball classic and these games don't mean anything. The amount of money that comes into the world baseball classic because you're filling out stadiums in Tokyo, you're filling out stadiums and what and they were in Taiwan. You're filling out Miami. The money goes back to the teams. And I also read that Major League Baseball goes to Altuve and Diaz both got hurt. They pay the mets in the Astros that year. For the salary. So there's insurance. And I get it. I totally get it. Who doesn't? I mean, I don't want to see Edwin Diaz injured. But that could happen. What if the opening day Edwin Diaz got hurt? He got hit by like, things happen in baseball. So this notion that you got to blame it on the world baseball classic because it's quote unquote doesn't count. If you're a true baseball fan, you would be like supporting the world baseball classic, hands down with no hesitation. So like Keith olbermann and, well, who else was a hater? The guy from the bleacher report. That barstool yeah, the parts. You guys really aren't baseball fans. And it comes across to be honest with you as like colonial typical colonialists, imperialists, and to the point of oberman, like his tweets were frigging racist. Like him being the smart, the smarmy on the smartest witty white guy in the room on Twitter, talking about who the hell cares where your parents are where your grandparents got laid. For the country you came from, I'm sorry Keith olbermann, you think you represent baseball, you represent what baseball used to be. And the train has left the station, so either you wake up and understand that the game's going to be multilingual, multi ethnic, multi country, like we will see professional franchises in San Juan in San Domingo in Monterey. In Mexico, maybe not Mexico City, but definitely Monterey. They're going to be part of Major League Baseball down the road. And wake up because if it weren't for international interest in baseball and the global game aspect of it, it would be a dead sport right now. We wouldn't be talking about the future baseball. We'd be talking about like when
"latino" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"Okay, Julio. Let's get right into it. Okay. Latino rebel sports special. Glowing glowing introduction for you at the start of the program, but obviously people will find us on a Latino rebel street, so they know the Latino workers radio fees that they know who you are. But a couple of sports things to get into because it's April now. We're into the baseball season. We are, I've seen you tweet about your Red Sox. But mainly, you know, we were both tweeting a lot about the world baseball
"latino" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
Dinesh Reviews a New California Reparations Bill
"They say that there are 1.8 million black Californians who had an ancestor enslaved in the U.S., and they want to give them each over $300,000. Think about this. Think about think about the effect of this on white California and struggling to make a living, you take $300,000 per person. And now, this is a crazy scheme, and we don't at this stage after get into the merits of it reparations doesn't work on so many levels intellectually, but see the Newsom doesn't care. And the task force doesn't care, because this is a matter of trying to implement racial politics. The idea is let's try to buy off the black vote and then we'll turn to the Latino vote, and this is how Democrats operate. It's not based upon is this something that's meritorious as a deserve. Can you really show that these descendants of slavery would be? I mean, when you normally make a case for reparations, you have to show that but for the offense. But for the offense, these people would all be worse off.
"latino" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"Lot of classic sexist jokes and homophobic jokes that I just, they're not funny and they're not edgy anymore. They're just sort of obnoxious. And I felt like let's have less of George Lopez's voice. Let's have new voices. Maybe that's what he's scared of, but I think that his time has passed. And if you say in your LA times column that it's a sad but true stereotype that we are just crabs in a bucket. How true is it and is it fading with these new generations? I mean, I think we're all agreeing that it is kind of becoming a thing of the past as there are more Latinos as there are more younger Latinos and more spots for Latinos as much as we like to complain about Hollywood and TV. There are more spots for Latinos, right? Yeah, I mean, I think it's definitely, I don't know if it's, I mean, look, I will say, and this is something that I mentioned in the newsletter, right? The whole notion of hating on someone is very much I know it's definitely like a Mexican train and I kind of feel like it's a broader Latino trade just to be a hater just to talk trash, you know? I mean in the way. It's sort of a love language, right? But in terms of the whole notion of crabs in a bucket mentality going away, I mean, I think that really only goes away with once you start really addressing the broader systemic, you know, issues, which is what we have this mentality. If there wasn't the myth of scarcity, you know, the whole notion of what I like to call the highlander effect, which is the myth that can only be won, you know? That is not by accident. You know, you mentioned that other communities are very much displayed as straight and that I think that's by design, right? Like when you have a group of people who have been relegated to second class basically and the few opportunities available for those members are, you know, they're very coveted and that mentality will persist. I do want to say that to sort of reiterate something that could seem a set. It is like I watched the Lopez versus Lopez show sort of before I wrote that column just because I had a PR person reached out to me and asked me if I wanted to review a write about the show before premiere, right? And ultimately I decided not to just because it wasn't for me, you know? And what I mean by that is that the jokes, you know, you mentioned nostalgia. That is very much what this show is about. I mean, one of the few selling points of this show, if you can even call it a selling point, is that it has a lot of cameos from anywhere from creta Moreno to the old cast, the George Lopez show show up. I mean, that is just like, you know, just relying on people familiarity with these individuals, right? So there's nothing fresh there. So I do think, you know, there was a story in essay that a historian that I follow on Twitter, his name is Aaron Sanchez, who wrote about the evolution of George slopes comedy and how it went from being fresh to, you know, hits these days, you know, they have it easy, et cetera, et cetera. Like he transitioned from being the fresh voice out there to like, you know, old man yelling at kids in the lawn, you know? And that is reflected of his comedy. That is quite literally the premise of his new show. It's this older Latino who's forced to deal with like who has his use challenges by the neurodegeneration, but ultimately it's framed, but like, no, his point of view is actually the correct one. You know, so I don't know, you know, I hate to say this to George Lopez, but people get old. You know, it happens to everyone. And I think that when you keep relying on the same comedy over and over, because there hasn't been any incentive for him to change because quite frankly, he's still getting all these Hollywood gigs, you know? Like, he's being rewarded for the fact that it's hasn't changed in over two decades. You know, which again, goes back to the notion of this whole crabs in the bucket mentality, I do think it's a systemic issue. Yeah, I mean, it's the whole cliche of fame making somebody become eventually a caricature of themselves. I mean, people like Lopez are kind of sadly, you know, an example of that. Lopez versus Lopez came out and I wanted to watch it with my 18 year old daughter and my wife, me and my wife were excited to watch it 'cause we thought it was gonna give us that nostalgia and we couldn't make it through a single episode. And we ended up just going back to the old show and telling my daughter, hey, watch this. This is actually better, you know? 'cause the new show is kind of like, it's nostalgia, but it's like a watered down, you know, I want the real thing. And Barbosa also said in his podcast appearance. And I had never heard the line. I guess because I'm not Mexican, but a Mexican's worst enemy is another Mexican and I, you know, that's harsh. I didn't hear that and I don't think that's true. And hopefully if it was true one day in the past, that's going away, but thank you guys. I want to thank you guys for coming on to talk about this. Christina, let everybody know where they can find you. Yes. Or not find you. Yeah, well, you can find me online at CS levar Andrade on Twitter and Instagram. You can also follow Latina media code, which is my indie publication uplifting Latina and fin LatinX perspectives in media. So come check us out. Let them know where they can find you. I'm only on Twitter and my handle is at fit Mark 85 and I am there until they basically turn the lights on. Turn the lights off, right? And you can also write the weekly newsletter for the LA times called the LatinX files, which is focuses on the American Latino LatinX experience. And you can just find that by going to LA times dot com slash LatinX files. Yeah, I sign up for the newsletter, so it shows a brighten your email. It's perfect. Every Thursday, right? That comes out. And it's free. Every Thursday and it's free. Yes. I want to thank you guys both so much for coming on and thank you. And none of us here are crabs in a bucket, obviously. I wanted to bring you guys on and I appreciate you guys work. So thank you so much. Thanks for having me. Thank you for the invitation. This is truly a delight. Okay guys, I want to thank our amazing producer Oscar Fernández, our editorial director Fernando Santos. I want to thank Julio for letting me sit in his chair. We'll actually I'm at home, but you know what I mean? For letting me sit in his chair and guest host, Latino rebels radio. We were really glad to talk about this issue of crabs in a bucket crab mentality and to have Christine and Fidel on people who follow one follows culture in general. The other one follows entertainment, talking about Christine and the latter case. I was really glad to have them both on. For me personally, I do think that kids are getting rid of that crab in a bucket mentality. Like I said, I have an 18 year old and I don't think she even knows the term or the concept. And if I were to explain it to her, she'd think that was weird and barbaric and that's rightly so is exactly what she should think. But we'll see. You know, there's still this scarcity and as Fidel mentioned, it's systemic and if anybody feels that scarcity that it's no coincidence that Latinos feel like there is only one place out of job or one place on a movie set. So, but hopefully, you know, everybody's doing the work and as the scarcity goes away, that crab mentality goes away. But anyways, that's my take on it. Thank you guys for listening. Peace
"latino" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"His time has passed. And if you say in your LA times column that it's a sad but true stereotype that we are just crabs in a bucket. How true is it and is it fading with these new generations? I mean, I think we're all agreeing that it is kind of becoming a thing of the past as there are more Latinos as there are more younger Latinos and more spots for Latinos as much as we like to complain about Hollywood and TV. There are more spots for Latinos, right? Yeah, I mean, I think it's definitely, I don't know if it's, I mean, look, I will say, and this is something that I mentioned in the newsletter, right? The whole notion of hating on someone is very much I know it's definitely like a Mexican train and I kind of feel like it's a broader Latino trade just to be a hater just to talk trash, you know? I mean in the way. It's sort of a love language, right? But in terms of the whole notion of crabs in a bucket mentality going away, I mean, I think that really only goes away with once you start really addressing the broader systemic, you know, issues, which is what we have this mentality. If there wasn't the myth of scarcity, you know, the whole notion of what I like to call the highlander effect, which is the myth that can only be won, you know? That is not by accident. You know, you mentioned that other communities are very much displayed as straight and that I think that's by design, right? Like when you have a group of people who have been relegated to second class basically and the few opportunities available for those members are, you know, they're very coveted and that mentality will persist. I do want to say that to sort of reiterate something that could seem a set. It is like I watched the Lopez versus Lopez show sort of before I wrote that column just because I had a PR person reached out to me and asked me if I wanted to review a write about the show before premiere, right? And ultimately I decided not to just because it wasn't for me, you know? And what I mean by that is that the jokes, you know, you mentioned nostalgia. That is very much what this show is about. I mean, one of the few selling points of this show, if you can even call it a selling point, is that it has a lot of cameos from anywhere from creta Moreno to the old cast, the George Lopez show show up. I mean, that is just like, you know, just relying on people familiarity with these individuals, right? So there's nothing fresh there. So I do think, you know, there was a story in essay that a historian that I follow on Twitter, his name is Aaron Sanchez, who wrote about the evolution of George slopes comedy and how it went from being fresh to, you know, hits these days, you know, they have it easy, et cetera, et cetera. Like he transitioned from being the fresh voice out there to like, you know, old man yelling at kids in the lawn, you know? And that is reflected of his comedy. That is quite literally the premise of his new show. It's this older Latino who's forced to deal with like who has his use challenges by the neurodegeneration, but ultimately it's framed, but like, no, his point of view is actually the correct one. You know, so I don't know, you know, I hate to say this to George Lopez, but people get old. You know, it happens to everyone. And I think that when you keep relying on the same comedy over and over, because there hasn't been any incentive for him to change because quite frankly, he's still getting all these Hollywood gigs, you know? Like, he's being rewarded for the fact that it's hasn't changed in over two decades. You know, which again, goes back to the notion of this whole crabs in the bucket mentality, I do think it's a systemic issue. Yeah, I mean, it's the whole cliche of fame making somebody become eventually a caricature of themselves. I mean, people like Lopez are kind of sadly, you know, an example of that. Lopez versus Lopez came out and I wanted to watch it with my 18 year old daughter and my wife, me and my wife were excited to watch it 'cause we thought it was gonna give us that nostalgia and we couldn't make it through a single episode. And we ended up just going back to the old show and telling my daughter, hey, watch this. This is actually better, you know? 'cause the new show is kind of like, it's nostalgia, but it's like a watered down, you know, I want the real thing. And Barbosa also said in his podcast appearance. And I had never heard the line. I guess because I'm not Mexican, but a Mexican's worst enemy is another Mexican and I, you know, that's harsh. I didn't hear that and I don't think that's true. And hopefully if it was true one day in the past, that's going away, but thank you guys. I want to thank you guys for coming on to talk about this. Christina, let everybody know where they can find you. Yes. Or not find you. Yeah, well, you can find me online at CS levar Andrade on Twitter and Instagram. You can also follow Latina media code, which is my indie publication uplifting Latina and fin LatinX perspectives in media. So come check us out. Let them know where they can find you. I'm only on Twitter and my handle is at fit Mark 85 and I am there until they basically turn the lights on. Turn the lights off, right? And you can also write the weekly newsletter for the LA times called the LatinX files, which is focuses on the American Latino LatinX experience. And you can just find that by going to LA times dot com slash LatinX files. Yeah, I sign up for the newsletter, so it shows a brighten your email. It's perfect. Every Thursday, right? That comes out. And it's free. Every Thursday and it's free. Yes. I want to thank you guys both so much for coming on and thank you. And none of us here are crabs in a bucket, obviously. I wanted to bring you guys on and I appreciate you guys work. So thank you so much. Thanks for having me. Thank you for the invitation. This is truly a delight. Okay guys, I want to thank our amazing producer Oscar Fernández, our editorial director Fernando Santos. I want to thank Julio for letting me sit in his chair. We'll actually I'm at home, but you know what I mean? For letting me sit in his chair and guest host, Latino rebels radio. We were really glad to talk about this issue of crabs in a bucket crab mentality and to have Christine and Fidel on people who follow one follows culture in general. The other one follows entertainment, talking about Christine and the latter case. I was really glad to have them both on. For me personally, I do think that kids are getting rid of that crab in a bucket mentality. Like I said, I have an 18 year old and I don't think she even knows the term or the concept. And if I were to explain it to her, she'd think that was weird and barbaric and that's rightly so is exactly what she should think. But we'll see. You know, there's still this scarcity and as Fidel mentioned, it's systemic and if anybody feels that scarcity that it's no coincidence that Latinos feel like there is only one place out of job or one place on a movie set. So, but hopefully, you know, everybody's doing the work and as the scarcity goes away, that crab mentality goes away. But anyways, that's my take on it. Thank you guys for listening. Peace
"latino" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"Today we are turning the spotlight. We're kind of it's kind of been buried, but we want to talk about it. George Lopez's controversy that he stirred up with his recent remarks throwing shade on the up and coming comedian Ralph barbossa. And Lopez is OMG high podcast. He disparaged Barbosa as a nobody not worth mentioning and even mispronounces named as barbasol, the shaving cream, and while also touting his own legacy in his career, which is, you know, I grew up on George Lopez, but we'll get into that in a bit, but the blowback was especially fiery and virulent on Latino social media circles. Most people were against it, but today to talk about it, I've brought on two special guests that have both written about the controversy, the first is you may know her as the Latino rebels, entertainment correspondent Christina Escobar, glad to have her on and Fidel Martinez is the Los Angeles Times columnist, been following his column, the LatinX files for a long time now. I read it very loyally every week. We wanted to bring him on and that he could make time to speak to us, but hey guys, introduce yourself, say hello. Yeah, thank you so much for the invitation. Thank you so much for having us. I'm excited to talk about this. I too, I'm excited to talk about this. And together. Yeah, I mean, this is kind of like a palette cleanser. You know, you know, Latino rebels, we always do in politics and stuff like that. And this is kind of, this is what we call a pallet cleanser. If you believe it or not, you know, talking about this controversy, but you know, the crabs in a bucket issue, which is what is at the heart of this controversy is kind of a perennial thing with Latino in the Latino community, something that we talk about, how much does it exist to what extent so Christina, I mean, I want to talk with you because the last time you were on Latin rebels radio, you know, and you've talked about this a lot in your writing that the need of Latinos to uplift not only the other members of their community, but people in other communities that Hollywood specifically tends to ignore or marginalize use the exact words working across groups. You know, obviously George Lopez is, you know, he didn't get the message on that, right? So actually, before we start, you know, I think it's important to ask her we should probably play a clip of what George Lopez said on his podcast. What I have done is I've left a template on how to do shit. And then it's all at somebody's duty to go and do it. Exactly. But it is up to us, the Ralph babos of the world to turn around and go, hey man, I want to make the path for you. But nobody knows who that motherfucker is. What are you saying in his name, man? Look, I think he's great. And I'm doing it wrong to say her. I'm doing exactly what I'm preaching. What do you mean? Can we bring this kid up, right? Have you heard of him? Okay, was it wrong for me to say, why do you keep bringing his name up and nobody knows who he is? And I don't mean to mean I'm saying. Yeah, so there it is. And I don't know if you guys have heard Barbosa's response and kind of talking about it when he went on the Andrew Schultz podcast. But he talks about it. He talks about the whole thing in about how he wasn't really offended and you can kind of see in the podcast Christina you'll talk about this because you listen to the whole thing. You're diligent in your research. It was rough. But yeah, let's start with you. Let's start with you. What did you think of the whole thing? Well, he's wrong. George Lopez is wrong. He touts this sort of direction Lopez first mentality in the show. You know, you have to be out after number one and not helping other folks, which I think is the wrong attitude to have. It feels a little generational. The podcast when you listen to the whole thing, watch the whole thing, which I absolutely do not recommend. It is over that particular episode is over two hours long. Do you remember your headline your headline was, can we all go back to ignoring George Lopez's podcast? Yeah, it's bad. It's two plus hours, it's completely unedited. It's what you think of when you think of like a bad podcast that is long and just people talking nonsense, edit your work, folks. So, but I would say he's wrong about this idea that you can only look out after yourself and that that is somehow the best thing to do. I do think George Lopez has been a pioneer and there is value in that. I also think that he's a little bit confused being because when I listen to the whole thing, I did hear him say that intention that you should only look out for yourself. But then he also offers to help Steve trevino multiple times while he's on there. He complains about how he helps everybody who comes on the podcast. He's created these shows with these large Latino Latina castes, and so he's done some of that community work. Maybe begrudgingly, but he has indeed done some of it, even though he's famous for saying he needs to be the only one in whatever space. Fidel, what do you say? George Lopez is under no obligation to help anyone. I think if he feels like no one has helped him in his career and doesn't feel the need to help others, you know, then that's his prerogative, right? But at the same time, it feels a little hypocritical given how much of his success has been dependent on the whole notion of community, right? I mean, the fact that he has occupied one of the very few spaces in entertainment and Hollywood that are seemingly designated for Latinos for lab next folks. And he's certainly benefited from that, right? But just the same, you know, like he's under no obligation to help anyone, but that also means that people are under no obligation to put him on a pedestal. You know, I mean, if this is the attitude that he wants to adopt, I mean, ultimately, in backfired on him. It wasn't a funny, because quite frankly, George lupus is comedy hasn't been it's been a rehash of the last 16, 20 years. And I'm not being a hater, it's simply true. It's the same jokes over and over again. His latest sitcom is a re hack of his four other sitcoms, which are all based on his life, you know? So our loosely based on his life. So I don't think that there's really anything fresh that George Lopez is done, right? Which is the resulting in someone like rap Barbosa who is younger who understands social media coming in and sort of making waves, right? Like, I think this is more of anything. I think this incident really highlights the levels of insecurity that George lupus feels in being the one of the only LatinX folks in the room. I try to do some reading on the psychology, imagine that behind crab mentality. It's actually discussed a lot within the Filipino and Indian communities. Even this Indian article I read said that it was unique to Indian culture. And I was like, oh, this person doesn't know any Latinos. But yeah, everything said that it comes from insecurity, right? And the insecurity of George Lopez probably having clawed his pun intended way up to the top. Now he's being, as they mentioned in the Andrew Schultz podcast, now he's being compared to this young 26 year old comedian and he doesn't like it, right? Comedians are notoriously insecure. Just as Barbosa, he talks about his whole in his career. He's been compared to George Lopez and he hates it, right? He was on some comedy stage in so many compared to majora's Lopez and he said, fuck George Lopez. For this whole controversy started. But yeah, I mean, so is it a generational thing, right? The older generation, there seems to be this kind of like pull yourself up from the bootstraps mentality, right? You know, we all know the moms and dads that Diaz, the uncles, the grandmas, grandpas who say nobody helped me, you shouldn't expect to get help from anybody. Don't be looking for a handout. But obviously with millennial specifically in Gen Z, even more, it's all about community and helping each other and not throwing shade on anybody, not pushing anybody down, especially if they're from the same marginalized community as you are. So is it a generational thing? I think it's tempting to excuse it as a generational thing, but I don't think it is. I mean, looking at it, I look to me like George Lopez really didn't know. Who he was. I
GOP election tactics no surprise to Wisconsin's Black voters
"Recent revelations about Republican election strategies targeting minority communities in Wisconsin's biggest city come as no surprise to many black voters for years voting rights advocates accused Wisconsin Republicans of pushing policies to suppress low income and voters of color, a Wisconsin election commissioner bragged about low turnout in predominantly black and Latino neighborhoods during last year's elections. Then an audio recording surfaced showing Andrew Iverson head of the Trump campaign in Wisconsin, laughing behind closed doors about efforts to reach black voters in 2020. Comes is going to continue to fan the flame. And get the word out about Democrats trying to steal this election. Many people who voted this past week in the state's primaries like Dwayne walls said they had long felt targeted by Republicans. They know the effect of voter ID. They know the effect of all these things that they say are for security, but it's not. The difference now is the public display of strategies that at best ignore the priorities of black voters and at worst, actively look to keep them from voting. I'm Julie Walker.
Parents Upset by Toddlers in Blackface
"So I was looking at this article showing them send me an article of three black kids and preschool. The teacher is Latino. And I guess you get these pieces of paper, these cardboard. I mean, he's a little pizza plates. And she paint them black. And the kids wear it on their face. They probably put a string around it and put it over their face. And one was a construction worker, one was a police officer, and apparently put a kid out the school over this. Can somebody explain to me, what is the big deal about a teacher who's Mexican painting a piece of paper black and a kid's wearing a face like a mask, and then dressing up as honorable members of society. I just don't get it. Are you trying to say that she's mocking black people? Are you trying to say it's a sin to want to be black? Maybe the kids wanted to be a black police officer. Is that a crime? If a kid wants to be a black police officer,
Governor Ron DeSantis Joins Charlie for an Exclusive Interview
"Desantis, thank you for sitting down. Welcome to Tallahassee, Florida. First time in the mansion, it's pretty awesome. Yeah. Well, we're happy to have you. Thank you. So a lot of people were talking about how there was going to be a red wave in November. And it seemed as if it was a red ripple except here. What happened? Well, it's interesting because we knew we were going to do well. They called the race right at poll closing. I gave the victory speech like 9 o'clock. And I really thought that we had set off a red wave that would sweep the country. And then I remember like after I gave this speech, some of my folks on my campaign were like governor, this is not a red wave. Like, what do you mean it's not a red wave? We went by 20 points like no, no, no, it is here, but we're not seeing it in Pennsylvania. We're not seeing it in some of these other areas. Our candidates are in trouble. Look, in Florida, I think what we were able to do is, you know, I came in. I want a razor thin election, 30 some thousand votes. But I said, okay, I want a close election, but I got a 100% of the executive power. So I'm going to set a vision. I'm going to execute that vision. I'm going to deliver results for people. We obviously had to do that through things like COVID-19, where I had a chance to do things which were not popular with the media, but we stood up for parents. We set up for business owners. We stood up for people's jobs. And so we were able, I think, to develop a record of achievement and really produce results that resonated with not just Republicans, which of course did strongly. We want independence overwhelmingly. And we even want a decent chunk of Democrats. We had the highest percentage of the Latino vote in the history of the state of Florida for any candidate, and I got the highest percentage of the vote that any Republican governor candidate has ever gotten in the history of the state of Florida. You won
Illegal Immigration Has Skyrocketed in the Last Two Years.
"The number of people in Latin America and the Caribbean who wish to migrate this isn't quite something this is from Gallup. The number of people in Latin America and the Caribbean who wish to migrate in other words leave their countries. Presumably permanently. Has jumped this past decade to 242 million. Many eyeing the United States, heightening fears about the border crisis. In 2011, so that's 12 years ago, only 18% of people in Latin America and the Caribbean wanted a permanently leave their homes. By 2021, that had risen to 37% of the region 655 million people. Gallup polling shows. The desire to migrate rose faster in South America than anywhere else in the world. By the end of 2021, the share of Latinos wishing to migrate was on par with those in poverty wrecked sub Saharan Africa.
"latino" Discussed on LATINO LIBRE USA
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"latino" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"latino" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"Greetings greetings. Greetings even news. I told me hinters quijano in washington all points beyond this is oscar fernandez. And you're listening to latino media collective recorded at the studios of wpf w eighty nine point three fm washington. Eddie six columbia here on this friday april sixteen 2021 russell heard on website which is latino media collective dot com. You can also find us on twitter under the name at llc underscores show that is at underscores show and of course live on wpf w fm that or jets. Wpf wwl fm. That org once again. This is oscar fernandez into the on the show. We put the spotlight on bolivia as we examined the hypocrisy of western media towards the return of bolivia democracy following the two thousand and nineteen coup against evil morales in two thousand nineteen a right wing coup with support of both the us government and the organization of american states overthrew the government of evil morales following presidential elections that showed no proof of fraud or irregularities the resulting coup government led to several people getting killed following a wave of protests and arrest. This of course is a summarize consensus by the global south and certainly from the bolivian. People of what took place in two thousand nineteen western media on the other hand paints the picture of yet another authoritarian leader disliked by the us being quote unquote asked to step down from their post now following the two thousand twenty presidential election. Victory of evo morales maas party and the recent arrests of cool leader. Janine on years the corporate media is still following the same playbook of presenting bolivia as a country in turmoil with the type of objectivity that conveniently ends in a conclusion that favors the powerful even as we speak right now. Our guest today will tell us how the corporate media narrative on bolivia stretches from the absurd to the dangerous so with us on the show. Today is joe emmers burger. He's a freelance writer. And engineer and a member of the uniform trade union in canada his march twenty third article in fair dot. Org website is entitled to western media prosecuting bolivian. Coup leaders is worse than leading a coup. He joins us today via skype. Welcome to shot. Joe amherst burger. Thank you very much. Everybody we thank you. It's a pleasure and an honor to have you with us on the show today. There's quite a lot to impact as far as um western media's continue perception of bolivia and we can easily draw parallels to that with venezuela's well you know is it's something that you know. It's sort of a broken record at this point but before we get into details as to western media's perception of the two thousand twenty elections and the recent arrest of the coup leader janine anuas. Let's start by reminding people that this election victory by the mass party almost didn't happen last year because of various sorts of hemming in hiring by the government of preventing you know the elections from even happening. Obviously the most obvious excuse would be the pandemic as a reason to delay the election so as a reminder to the audience can you tells a how the twenty twenty elections in. Bolivia almost didn't happen because of numerous excuses by the government. They were on us. The dictatorship postponed the elections three different times and what happened was the third time she postponed the election. It in august. The mass supporters organized throughout the country are huge general strike and bad or stem to agree to finally hope to set a firm date and made clear that it just wasn't gonna be feasible for them to to indefinitely postponed. The elections have elections on october. Twenty twenty which ended up having and mass. The president artistry of president. He won by huge landslide in the first round Got over The la fifty five percent of the vote in a first round last with more than one dance with several candidates running. So that's an extremely impressive. Victor absolutely and despite that though the narrative in western media tells us something completely different so in your recent fair article. And i think this may be central to the conversation here. You argue that quote a team effort between western media and ngos often reinforced a views of the government. End quote one if you could elaborate this as it pertains specifically to bolivia especially regards to recent events that you just mentioned. All the all the articles i highlighted in the in the piece All of them portray the arrest of hamas as an unfortunate that go of political persecution. And all of them voted Ho- saving gilbey bonko. Who is the america's director of hr w basically expressing that view as well. And you know i. It highlighted articles of the guardian reuters financial times washington post. Cnn national posted can all of them quoted with uncle sam taking a promoting the same line. So it's kind of as you see like so they're all recycling from this deal So that's kind of a team. Effort that sets. Yeah this is one of those cases like where do we even begin. As far as the absurdity is concerned but the one main absurd one as an example of of your argument here. Is that of cnn. That one of you get elaborate on cnn's take on on the arrest of onions and and morale is as well. Yeah so what. Cnn cnn did stand out in that regard. They all the all depicted all the articles in highlights from all those various outlets. They all portrayed the the coolest of our gatien by by by morales supporters. You know that it was some kind of the series dispute that coup so but see stood up further because they said quote from the article they said then had of the bolivia arms forces commander williams callum asked morales to step down to restore stability and peace rallies acquiesced on november tenth for the good quote for the good of club for the good of bolivia but political allies mateen. He was removed from power as part of a coup orchestrated by conservatives including august. I mean so they're saying straight out that the head of the armed forces asks morales to and yet they're still say that it's valley and yet they were sentenced remedial after elvis calls it Some kind of allegation that it was a coup. As i mean it and like i said my piece i mean what more have to physically plans again on. Camera morales under his head. Have to leave. I mean it was just. It was just beyond obvious and in fact what happened. Is that paralysis. House was ransacked. You know he barely escaped his life. because basically the rate league mobs who who launched these protests in response to these bogus claims of fraud they just went beserk all over the country And they the police and a military made clear that they were going to do anything. Stop them i mean. We have the president's house ransacked. That's a pretty clear signal at the police are just standing aside. It just doesn't happen. You know you don't hear something i was going on there so.
"latino" Discussed on Latino USA
"This week. President joe biden was inaugurated as the forty-six president of the united states high on his legislative agenda our promises to reform the country's immigration system and to attempt to undo donald trump's most controversial policies. One of those policies is the migrant protection protocols known as mpp or the remain in mexico policy under the program established in january of two thousand nineteen nearly sixty eight thousand asylum seekers have been ordered to wait in mexico as their asylum. Cases make their way through the us system. The weight can often take years now and it can often be deadly in fact. That's what i witnessed last year. When latino usa visited what is in mexico's northern border and later on by chula play on the southern border with what they ma. I was there to meet with asylum seekers who were living in shelters and in parks on the streets and with mexican government officials who denied working with the united states on immigration policy even when we were witnessing taking place right in front of our eyes obvious. Personas or younger is on the atari camels in this mid-quarter does theocro will see ten people today number. Nineteen thousand four hundred and twenty eight mexican official calls this out to a large room. Does the person holding the number approaches the official to say that they're here. What those interested in you know what of those interested in a mexican officials won't admit on the record that they're managing the list. They know that working with the us on this would be controversial in our two part series. The moving border we broke down the ways that mexico had become integral in trump's plan to build the border wall. Even if the actual border wall was a paper one built on seemingly impenetrable policies the asylum seekers met in mexico shared heroin stories of crime and abuse and vulnerability and desperation both at the hands of criminals and the police and authorities while waiting in border towns and all of this coupled with the fear of being deported by the country that was supposed to be offering them protection after mexico boasted about its highest number ever of deportations in two thousand nineteen a group of mexican researchers and migrant advocates set out to document just how extensive involvement has been between the united states and mexico and how this collaborative effort allows policies like the remain in mexico program to flourish. Their research is published in a new report titled in la boca the logo in the mouth of the wolf and it was released last month. Our guest today join us from mexico. City there alesia manga. Who's a human rights investigator at the foundation for justice and the democratic state of law and gretchen. Kunar who's director of the institute for women in migration and welcome alycia and gretchen to let new usa. Thank you so much maria. So the both of you were part of a group of mexican. Researchers that led an investigation into the lasting effects of this so-called remain in mexico program which essentially forces asylum seekers to wait in mexico even though they're actually seeking asylum in the united states. Why was it so important for you to look into this issue right now where maria day. Us mexico have been pushing migrant policies against the mosque wallner rabble people in our region people who are running for danger that they face in their home countries people who are seeking for international protection so they can stay alive in this report we command how the us mexico join decleration and a migration agreement as well as the remaining mexico program are happy. Human effects in terms of human rights violations against asylum-seekers sewn up these seats on states have been recognized as the most violent places mexico. Like komo leap as places where the us department does not recommend. Americans see the sense basis in district board. We document cases off violence in serious crimes against a people such as more dirt kidnapping disappearance and multiple forms of gender violence. The mexican government had promised a temporary permission for people to remain mexico as well as the rights to jobs health and indications while date await the outcomes of their asylum process but has not fulfilled these commitments so literally. They are in the most off the wall. What kind of danger are we talking about when we're talking about these refugees being level level. So we've had case says you know people who are in mpp and <hes>. Many of the cases that we've represented the people have been kidnapped <hes>. We had a young girl who was sexually assaulted and some people have even been murdered. The title of the document comes from a direct quote from one of the asylum-seekers that we interviewed. And i think that he was talking about the situation at that time. In where people were being sent back and literally from immigration offices in mexico they were being sent to a bus station and the kidnappers. Were there waiting for them. And what happens is that people are taken to <hes>. Homes in remote places and then their family members in the united states are contacted and so we started collecting. Some videos and audio tapes of the families would take any of the kidnappers talking to them and telling where to send the money.
"latino" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"I don't know if you saw a story that i wrote earlier this week about latino voters and it's really geeky amazing information great report out of ucla actually have three guests from ucla. Going to talk about this report that we published earlier this week. A latino rebels pre inauguration. One of them beat me in a video game and she's still like talking trash and rightly so so you want to introduce yourself and then we'll introduce the rest of your colleagues. Absolutely this is sonia anti as the founding director of ucla latino policy and politics initiative and honestly it's only holy <hes>. That keeps reminding everybody that he lost. We do this life facebook and you totally kick are asked and i love the trash talk. You know <hes>. But we're friends and then your colleague rigo further your can you say hi bigger. And i'm the director of research at ucla latino policy and politics initiative great and finally daisy say. Hi hi. i'm daisy. I am one of the students and senior policy fellow at l. p. Are you like a brazilian soccer player. You go by your first name. Do you want stacy basket. Is there go by daisy daisy scientists. So i wanted to get the three of yuan because of findings of this report that you all put out with your colleagues about. Latino voters is pretty definitive. Yeah sonia can you start you know you can talk about the findings but also the reason why and what were the biggest takeaways. I know it's in the report but sometimes just hearing it and talking about it. It really hit home when you put it in the perspective. So what can you share absolutely contextualized. What are facing in the united states right now. I like to term it this nexus of invisibility and disposability. And so when it comes to the you don't often think about latinos akin to asian americans in many ways. They're invisible for variety of structural reasons. But then there's also the disposability which really means they don't get their credit and so our research at ucla was trying to find empirical evidence about the might the impact of latino voters across the country. It builds off of research that we're doing in two thousand eighteen and this is really distinct because this is let the researchers studied latino voters in illinois in florida in new york in the southwest. But on top of that. We're doing something that is really distinct where you can't rely on aronie punditry or exit. Polls that don't have adequate samples of latinos. This is actually an analysis rooted in facts. And i know daisy can get into all of the methods which are important because our study you so pathbreaking in so many ways that we kind of have some followers that replicated and try to do this methodology. All right before we get into the data geeky into data scraping. If i had a profile data scraper but curly go. What were the top findings. Maybe put it in the context of the most i to say that were surprising but findings that maybe changed the narrative. A little bit about twenty twenty two you starting. With the fact that latino vote grew dramatically in at a faster rate than the national search and voters we twenty twenty so we estimate that from two thousand sixteen to twenty twenty latino turnout nationwide increased by around thirty one point nine percent over these four years whereas the growth for the rest of the voters was only around fifteen percent so latino voters turn grew double the pace or double debris that the growth for other voters. So that's a huge dining and it's definitely surprising. I mean we saw a huge turnout growth for everybody but latinos definitely outpaced that growth of the second thing is that either by themselves or in multiracial coalition. Latino voters really delivered several states for joe biden including in arizona and georgia two states that have not had a democratic candidate. Win the states for the presidency in several cates and so those two. I think are pretty important findings or my report
"latino" Discussed on Latino USA
"Back in november latina and latino voters helped deliver the presidency to joe biden in key swing states like georgia and especially arizona. Let the next. Voters helped turn former red states. Blue and during the campaign biden made a long list of commitments to our communities on day. One i'm sending to the united states. Congress a immigration bill. We're gonna find those kids. We're going to unite them with their parents. The opening school safely will be a national priority for the biden harris administration. Reverse trump's rollbacks of one hunter public health and environmental rules biden has said he'll invest in education and healthcare for letting us he said he'll stop border wall construction and that he'll work with congress to create a path to citizenship for undocumented people but in also said he'll crackdown pollution in communities of color and reduce incarceration so in the lead up to the inauguration that usa reached out to young denness and latinos around the country to your what promises they're hoping biden will keep and what they want biden to do that he hasn't committed to yet plus we're going to speak with these young people about how the changes they wanna see would actually impact their own lives. We're going to start this very non. Comprehensive survey by speaking with virginia. Blasio's virginia's a ninth generation daytona who up near a city on the texas mexico border were in the south texas. Brush country so a lot of trees and prickly pear cactus virginia is also an environmental science and policy consultant that usa producer. Scarsi spoke with virginia. And she's going to pick up the story from here. Virginia lives in a rural area on a fourth generation. Cattle ranch that been her family of for close to one hundred and twenty years. We inherited it from my great uncle. Who was a grand champion calf roper. During the great depression he traveled the radio circuit with his brother. You know they were fortunate enough to be born into families that had a lot of land and so they were able to run cattle and support their families. That way and my dad was enamored with that history of cowboy culture. He virginia and her brother on the land. She remembers running around as a little kid watching her. Dad moved these huge cows from field to field and she thinks growing up this way set the foundation for a love of nature that eventually led her to go to grad school to study climate change. And that's where she was. When in two thousand eleven he had still all the cattle on the ranch because the drought guy particularly bad and <hes>. There was a national study. That came out shortly after that drought showing bet <hes>. Climate change me the heat waves longer and temperatures more intense that year and so we know that climate change has already been impacting us. There had always been droughts in south texas though. Virginia says they got worse and worse over time. It meant the grass wouldn't grow. Which meant virginia's dad had to start buying a lot of food to keep his cattle alive so much so that he wasn't making money off his ranch anymore. You know it's kind of funny. Because i was always kinda hassling. My dad was like dad counts. Produce methane and methane is really bad for the climate but when it came to the point where he had to sell them because he realized a drought was so bad. It put things into a different perspective for me. Because i realized that he really didn't have a choice. I realized that we had kind of gotten into this plane. With climate change where it wasn't theoretical. It wasn't something far off in the future that could happen. It was it was happening now
"latino" Discussed on Latino USA
"If i was somehow asked to say only one thing about the place. I'm from it would be that it. Has this unforgettable smell when it rains. It slightly floral but mostly. It's this very specific cool earthy desert aroma. And there's usually a calm clear breeze which carries these concentrated little pockets of fragrance. The smell comes from the creosote bush. A resilient plant that thrives only in this particularly arid landscape especially after a thunderstorm the bush releases a bunch of these oil compounds into the air stuff found in citrus rosemary pines and it just smells like the earth. Exhales creosote can live for thousands or tens of thousands of years. It's one of the oldest living things on the planet and here. This ancient brush grows at the foot of the franklin mountains and the valley they nestle below cutting through the desert valley is the rio grande dividing to cities and countries. Al paso texas to the north and south. What is in mexico to the south. This story my story long before. I became a journalist and moved to the east coast begins here. I remember seeing opazo from the hill. Where my morning lived. This is my brother. Jesse will actually. His name is kiss. Who says he goes by. Jesse he was five when i was born in. What is just a few miles from the border. One of his very first memories is looking across the border to the. Us we could she youtube. We could see the buildings highway could see the other signed. My parents could see the other side to in mexico. We lived in bath. These tenements studio apartments all connected through the same courtyard. Something like ten families shared one bathroom outside. My dad like a lot of folks already crossed the border practically every day to odd jobs in el paso like an act factory. He and my mom had to quit school by the age of thirteen to help their families. The other side of the border looked safer. Quieter the kind of place. That could afford my brother. And i the life. Our parents couldn't have when i was three. My parents took all the money they saved and moved us across the border to a small refurbish trailer in the most rural undeveloped outskirts of el paso county. The land was dry and flat untouched. And i remember getting off the car and seeing those huge tumbleweeds and under they're usually there's snakes snakes and when i moved out here there was always there was always snakes coming out. One of my earliest memories. Ever is the smell of creosote bush. Here we were ecstatic as a family. Love the trailer nelson demos on your house. Basically we still went to. What is every weekend. There was always cousin's birthday party or a baby shower or an anniversary in mexico. We made home videos at these big family parties. A bunch of kids speaking english and staying way late. I remember what is always being loud like fun loud. We danced into the early morning hours. At either of my grandmothers houses of root of cousins eating street tacos glistening in the dark amber of the mexican streetlamps. This was my early life mexico on the weekend. The states during the week soon i started school on the first day of first grade. My teacher called me mary. My actual name is linda unnamed down for my grandmother. My mom says no one ever asked her. If changing my name from monday to marry it was okay. She just kind of found out in an open house with c. Was we loping house when my teacher started talking about mary medicine. Meister this the my mother. Mary and she was like who's that on the mary mary. All it didn't even occur to my mom to object. We were knew she didn't speak english. We were undocumented students. Like i guess they'll call her. Mary