Are Latinos Racist? TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talks About Trayvon Martin’s Killing

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Are only white people racistas? Do blacks “own” a form of racism: reverse racism? Is it “ironic” (lamest use of this word I read in the blogosphere) that George Zimmerman, the self-appointed, unauthorized-by-the-subdivision, one-man-neighborhood-watch vigilante who shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin, is a “white Hispanic“? I don’t even know where to begin […]

On Sirius XM’s P.O.T.U.S Radio: No Latino Vote

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Sirius XM's P.O.T.U.S Politics Radio on Puerto Rico Primary, Election 2012, The Latino Vote

¿Que quééé? Yup, heard me right.  There is no Latino vote. Think about it.  More than 50 million Hispanics call America home and although we’re concentrated in Florida, California, Texas, and New York, we’re actually everywhere. Even in the “unlikeliest” places. Consider @rydelacruz, a Dominican-American living and riding horses in MONTANA who tweeted me, “OMG […]

In Latina Magazine: What Super Tuesday Means for Latino Voters

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“Yo Decido” got many in a tizzy because Time Magazine with this particular Election 2012 cover focused on the importance of the Latino vote.  Except me. This cover got it wrong.  Firstly, the 2010 U.S Census clearly states that our community’s demographic boom is being led, not by Spanish-speaking immigrants.  In fact, this sub-group’s growth has slowed […]

In Fox News Latino: Rick Santorum: Faith and Razón

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Writes an Op-Ed in Fox News Latino: Rick Santorum: Faith and Razón

Dumb and Dumber. Nah…I’m not singlin’ ‘out a part. candidate.  + during primary silly season, combined with our 24/7 media culture, you take what presidential nominee hopefuls say as seriously as a Kim Kardashian wedding. Thing is, Latino educational underachievement is nothing to ha-ha-ha about.  Rick Santorum’s comments poo-pooing colleges for being “indoctrination mills” sends […]

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Rick Santorum’s Record and Your Vote

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[¿¿¿Anyone notice the "come hither," "What's a happening, hot stuff?" look on the woman's face behind Rick Santorum in this Getty Images pic???] What comes with a tsunami-worthy surge? A spotlight, a very harsh one. And it’s shining on GOP Presidential nominee hopeful Rick Santorum. The Republican Party is likely hoping for a Mitt Romney […]

Women’s Bodies: Rick Santorum, Chris Brown and Rihanna’s (Don’t) Duet (Girl): TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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Why do I bother watching las calorías…or pushing myself to race up “The Exorcist” steps in Georgetown? Doesn’t matter if I’m saggin’, + a few L.B.S.’s (sign of being in a happy relationship.  I eat), clad in fleece sweats, or rockin’ a Tibi coral dress and strappy sandals. They all want a piece of it. […]

Escándalos Políticos: the Santorum Surge and Susan Komen: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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Escándalo.  This just sounds soooo much more dramatic than “scandal,” ¿no? You can almost say: escándalo is the spice of life (as long as it’s not malicious, that’s otra cosa: being a Mean Girl). You know, along the lines of: ¡Uyyy! Esa Giselle is a tigresa supermodel the way she defended El Brady. or… I never was a […]

In Fox News Latino: GOP Debate Features Brawl over Immigration and Health Care

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino on Jacksonville, FL GOP Debate

The GOP Debates are to policy wonks and political junkies what American Idol is to middle American: drama, underdogs, audiences whooping, yelping, booing, and high-fiving I’m sure, if CNN had turned the cameras more on the audience. At the center of this spectacle are the four remaining GOP presidential nominee hopefuls in the run up […]