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2/4/08 12:27 P

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(those quotes are by alba not me)
and yea rosie's awesome
the truth is there are many strong latinas out there who are better representatives!



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2/4/08 8:32 A

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How about changing the pic to Rosie Perez?
At least she recognizes her heritage.

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2/4/08 8:30 A

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For a minute there I thought you were talking about JLo. bcuz she is another one that swears she's gringa. As for your granfather, well, all I can say is gravo. I mean, that he got to go to college. I regret that I did not teach my kids spanish, Iwish I could take that back.

Edited by: BORICUANOHIO at: 2/4/2008 (08:29)




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2/1/08 11:16 A

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yeah... i love J.Lo... strong example of what hard work and latino persistence can do!!



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2/1/08 9:04 A

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I vote for JLO also...

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2/1/08 8:57 A

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Tuve la misma impresion que ustedes.. pero no le preste atención adicional.

She has latin root but not latin feelings... We are what we want to be, and we feel proud for it! If she don’t want or she don’t feel comfortable thinking that she has latin heritage … “ella se lo pierde”. s alegres, trabajadores, compasivos, amorosos, fiesteros, con mucho que aportar a la sociedad y al mundo…




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2/1/08 8:10 A

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I hear you!!! I too was born in NYC, however my parents made sure we spoke both languages and understood our mixed heritage. I admit as a child I never fitted. In California I was called wet bag . In Puerto Rico I was told Yankee go home! Somehow I survived all that and because of my bilingual upbringing I was very successfully in my career.

I too wish, there was a picture of someone whom is more accepting of her Latina's heritage. I think Jennifer Lopez, for example has always been proud of being Spanish.

Any other suggestions? I'm curious of your thoughts!

Pauline ;-)

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1/31/08 11:16 P

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Why do we have a picture of an actress who continuously denies her culture. A culture that we share, and hopefully love. Can we replace that picture with a Latina (or Latino) person who has more pride in their heritage and doesn't make racist comments about her own people?

Now, I'm all for being proud to be American and all that it represents (you know the melting pot, etc.) but that does not mean that the other parts of who we are- Mexican, Dominican, Peruvian, etc.- mean less... we need to appreciate all that we are, and the best way to learn about yourself is to learn about your history, right??

Here are just a few of the things that she's said that I, as a Latina, find offensive
I've got cousins galore. Mexicans just spread all their seeds. And the women just pop them out."

"My grandfather was the only Mexican at his college, the only Hispanic person at work and the only one at the all-white country club. He tried to forget his Mexican roots, because he never wanted his kids to be made to feel different in America. He and my grandmother didn't speak Spanish to their children. Now, as a third-generation American, I feel as if I have finally cut loose."

"My grandfather was the only one in our family to go to college. He made a choice not to speak Spanish in the house. He didn't want his kids to be different."

"[Before] I always felt like such an outcast and now I feel like people are more diverse ethnically. I was always self conscience of my puffy lips and darker skin when I was a kid, because I felt like I didn't fit in. And now its mainstream, and color isn't as big of a deal and if anything its better."

"My whole life, when I was growing up, not one race has ever accepted me, … So I never felt connected or attached to any race specifically. I had a very American upbringing, I feel American, and I don't speak Spanish. So, to say that I'm a Latin actress, OK, but it's not fitting; it would be insincere."

"Alba is my last name and I'm proud of that. But that's it. My grandparents were born in California, the same as my parents, and though I may be proud of my last name, I'm American. Throughout my whole life, I've never felt connected to one particular race or heritage, nor did I feel accepted by any. If you break it down, I'm less Latina than Cameron Diaz, whose father is Cuban. But people don't call her Latina because she's blonde."



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