HHF: Latinos On The Fast Track

Happy to have been among the guest speakers invited to the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Latinos on Fast Track (LOFT) Charla.

The Charlas are local, self-organized discussions led by community leaders across the country focused on everything from technology, entrepreneurship, to wellness.

Thanks to Hispanic Heritage Foundation for inviting me speak about the lack of #diversity in #media.

I’m a 47 yr old, Peruvian-American, media professional who is often stereotyped as a hot headed, soccer loving, latin lover from Mexico because of the biased portrayals of Latinos in media across all platforms.

A study by the National Hispanic Media Coalition found that the prejudiced presentation of Latinos in film and television (including news) shaped the perceptions of Latinos by non-Latinos as mostly being…

-criminals

-uneducated

-blue collar workers

-foreigners

The event was held at the Google Offices in New York City.

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