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J-Lo’s ass OR society and class


On New Year’s Eve, I posted a question on Being Latino‘s wall asking what people would like to see more of in 2010, as well as what they’d like to see less of. Unanimously the results were uplifting — people wanted to see REAL stories that affect the Latino community… and less stories that seemed more gossip-like such as J-Lo’s ass. For me — that showed a sense of hope, a sense of awareness and a sense of progression for the Latino community. BUT (No pun intended) there is a little problem… It seems as much as people have requested to hear less about celebrity gossip and things of that nature, when real and uplifting stories, such as our Latinos Doing Their Thing are posted, there seems to be very minimal action. Whereas the latest celebrity gossip gets a billion comments and likes. This confuses me a tad for the mere fact that, what is requested, isn’t taken well when it is posted.

What type of content could be put out there that can really get Latinos engaged? I mean. don’t get me wrong, although a tad stereotypical, “You Know You’re Latino When” is so much fun and can really take people back to certain experiences growing up Latino. Although it is great to hear these stories about different remedies your mother, abuela, whoever used for when you were sick– it doesn’t necessarily grant us the opportunity, as a group of people to progress.

So I will ask you once again, what would you like to see more of and what would you like to see less of? We can talk about J-Lo and Mark when relevant, but social issues are going to benefit us way more than talking about J-Lo’s badunk. ;)

 

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Comments

  1. CatherineM says:

    We need to focus more on the advancement of the latino community as you wrote. Write profiles of up and coming people who can serve as an inspiration and role model, not gossip. The only way to ensure that these issues are discussed is by minimizing anything related to celebrities. People can go to Perez Hilton for that….Just my two cents…

  2. Con esas Mujeres, claro que soy Latino!!!!!

  3. Gilberto Rosario says:

    I guess a little bit of everything. Don’t get me wrong, there should be consistent dialogue on issues that have impact on latino communities nationally & globally. A dose of well meaning satire is appreciated as well! It’s always good to smile!

  4. I commend you, Lance, for opening this thread. It’s extremely important that we, as a group of people, start to awaken and realize the power that social media grants us and how we can harness it to advance.

    As evident by the results of our recent toy drive, the clout we have as a group is too much to waste it on inane conversations… We can actually bring about change when we use that power for the good of the greater, global community!

  5. As much as I’d like to say I’m not interested in celebrity gossip I can’t lie, I am. HOWEVER, I would love to hear more on the progress, be it small or giant steps, of my fellow Latinos. Perhaps we should all push ourselves to blog, tweet or use whatever means of social media necessary to get these stories across. Search for local stories that highlight latinos and turn it into a national conversation! Let’s take it to the next level mi gente! Here’s to 2010…The Year of the Latinos!
    Thank you Lance for giving me my resolution for this year!

  6. As much as I’d like to say I’m not interested in celebrity gossip I can’t lie, I am. HOWEVER, I would love to hear more on the progress, be it small or giant steps, of my fellow Latinos. Perhaps we should all push ourselves to blog, tweet or use whatever means of social media necessary to get these stories across. Search for local stories that highlight latinos and turn it into a national conversation! Let’s take it to the next level mi gente! Here’s to 2010…The Year of the Latinos!
    And thank you Lance for giving me my resolution for this year!

  7. As much as I’d like to say I’m not interested in celebrity gossip I can’t lie, I am. HOWEVER, I would love to hear more on the progress, be it small or giant steps, of my fellow Latinos. Perhaps we should all push ourselves to blog, tweet or use whatever means of social media necessary to get these stories across. Search for local stories that highlight latinos and turn it into a national conversation! Let’s take it to the next level mi gente! Here’s to 2010…The Year of the Latinos!

    And thank you Lance for giving me my resolution for this year!

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