Stephanie Beatriz Says Playing a Badass Latina Can "Break Down Stereotypes"
Stephanie Beatriz Says Playing a Badass Latina Can "Break Down Stereotypes"
By Cristina Arreola | 12/15/2014 - 13:54

Stephanie Beatriz might star in a Golden Globe-winning comedy, but she takes her role as a badass Latina


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Offensive Stereotypes In Hong Kong Textbooks Are Ridiculous
Offensive Stereotypes In Hong Kong Textbooks Are Ridiculous
By Latina Staff | 06/03/2014 - 11:28

A grade level textbook used in some Hong Kong has sparked controversy because of its ridiculously offensive use of stereotypes. 


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One Map Shows The Entire World In Stereotypes
One Map Shows The Entire World In Stereotypes
By Latina Staff | 05/29/2014 - 11:18

What's the one word that exemplifies Mexico? According to stereotypes, it's probably tacos.


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Lena Dunham and Cecily Strong in a jewelry party skit on SNL
'Saturday Night Live' Fails Latinas Again With Stereotypical Skit
By Cristina Arreola | 03/10/2014 - 11:59

Seriously, Saturday Night Live?


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Salma Hayek at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 2013 Gala
Salma Hayek Speaks Out on Latino Stereotypes
By Samantha Leal | 10/07/2013 - 13:14

Salma Hayek was honored by Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute last week, where she spoke out about the government shutdown and Latino stereotypes. 

“Every time you come to D.C., it’s intense,” she told the Washington Post. “If you come during a government shutdown, it’s a little more intense.”


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Manolo Cardona at Sundance
Manolo Cardona Talks ‘Covert Affairs,’ Debunking Stereotypes & Colombia
By Jesus Trivino | 07/16/2013 - 12:12

Manolo Cardona, former telenovela hunk (the classic ¿Por qué diablos?), is guest starring in one of the summer’s most anticipated TV shows, Covert Affairs, which premieres tonight at 9PM on USA. On the crime drama, the Colombian actor portrays Teo Braga, a rebel leader. Here, Cardona tells us about his role, overcoming stereotypes and, of course, his beloved Colombia.

Tell us about your role on Covert Affairs.


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From the Editor: 'Devious Maids'—Let the Debate Rage On
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/21/2013 - 11:32

When I heard that that the first TV show ever to feature an all-Latina lead cast was about five maids—and that it was called Devious Maids, no less—I, like many of us, did a collective eye roll followed by a sigh. Why did a moment so full of promise have to come with so much baggage?


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Penn State Chi Omega sorority Mexican-themed party
Penn State Students Plan March Following Sorority's Mexican Costume Choice
By Fox News Latino | 12/12/2012 - 12:34

Last week sorority members at Penn State University made national headlines – and were publicly scorned – after they posted photos of themselves in Mexican sombreros and holding up racially charged placards.

Now students at the school are planning a rally to call attention to the “real issues” the university needs to address, including minority students and faculty retention. They feel that a lack of minorities at the school has made it insensitive to important issues.


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Penn State Chi Omega sorority Mexican-themed party
Penn State Sorority in Hot Water Over Mexican-Themed Party
By Amaris Castillo | 12/05/2012 - 21:28

You never know when a party has gone too far until it’s too late.

Such is the case for members of a Penn State University sorority, who are under fire over images of their Mexican-themed party. But it wasn’t just any Mexican-themed party. The photo that surfaced Monday features over 20 members of the Chi Omega’s Nu Gamma Chapter dressed in sombreros, fake mustaches, and two signs that read: “Will mow lawn for weed & beer” and “I don’t cut grass. I smoke it.”


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Canyon High School Seniores and Senoritas
Offensive High School Senior Events Canceled After Three Years
By Samantha Leal | 08/27/2012 - 10:01

A Southern California school has canceled senior week events after many of the events were deemed offensive and demeaning to Hispanics. The events -- called the "Seniores" and "Senoritas" events -- have been held for the past three years at Canyon High School and were approved by campus adminstrators, according to school district officials.


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