What does it mean to be a Latino

Latinos being marginalized

Latinos are being seen, and called as illegal aliens, when did this all began it all began? In 2009, when the Mexican economy was in crisis and Mexicans needed to find a way to get a job , support their family. Since 2010 the Latino orgin has become the second population in the United States. So it is an accident or purpose done to keep Latinos absent in our social media? Can it really be an accident to keep absent the second largest population ethnicity in our media? I think not, but why is this? The reason for this is for the way people see Latinos or the stereotypes they have on them. People think listening to a certain type of music and having their parents speak Spanish makes them a Latino. Studies have shown that Latinos are grossly represented. It is a disgrace to know that woman who crossed the border and drop your babies are granted citizenship meaning even if your baby makes it across the border with you and has to go through all of that the mother won't be granted a citizenship of the United States. It is also shown that Latinos are denied to share their own stories in the social media, for example Latinos are absent in national tv, when if we go back to world war 2, Latinos won more medals of honor then any other ethnicity. We also see that Latinos have been played to be aggressive, violent, and drunks in movies. When in reality are they all like that? No their not. We see Latinos make it to be someone big in life. We have professional boxers being Latinos, also athletes, presidents, owners of big companies, reporters, and their also hard working people. One big piece to all of this is how the media presents Latinos to us. Being put in jail, being part of a big cartel organization, or being shot or killed. They present them as criminals to us which sends this stereotype out to all its viewers making that image be the way to see Latinos as. Latinos are also offended by the way white actors portray them in the media. They either over exaggerate how a Latino is or under estimate the power of a latino. They try too hard to get on the latino asset or don't try hard enough and make them look inferior compared to other ethnicities

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