Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Earlier this week, ImmigrationProf reported on the criticism of the hit film Argo for having Ben Affleck portray the Mexican-American hero of the spy caper and effectively erasing his Mexican ancestry. Along similar lines, it appears that young Latino readers have a very difficult time finding any books with Latino characters. Read on.
Why is it so hard to find Latino role models in popular American culture? Finding Latinos in positive roles on television and film can be difficult. By the way, skip the recent Oliver Stone film Savages if you want to see positive portrayals of Latinos.