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Karina Gonzalez
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  • Mcallen, TX
  • United States

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How did you hear about Latinitas?
I was told by my grandmother who happened upon the site.
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folky/pop music
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Dirty Dancing
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Under the Never Sky
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Hispanics, Latinas, and Chicanas

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 12:45pm 1 Comment

As a Latina I know we are a proud race, we always have been. That being said, our outlook on life has changed since our abuelos were our age.  I would first like to point out that we have not always been as free as we are now, obviously. There was a dark period in history that allowed people to be as discriminating as they wanted and sadly the dark period still hasn't fully passed yet. Granted there are more opportunities for us now than in the 1950’s and 60’s. Which leads me to my next…


What is the American dream?

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 10:01pm 0 Comments

Growing up I’m sure that most of us have heard about the “American Dream”. But what really is the American dream? What is the difference between our grandparent’s view and our view of the American dream? How does everybody describe the American Dream? Allow me to give you an example; I describe the American Dream as, people having the right to whatever they want whenever they want without being judged. However, someone else could describe it as something completely different. This…


The way things are for us in the media

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 6:33pm 0 Comments

Whenever I watch a movie that has a Latina in it, she tends to be the sex symbol. She is the one that wears the provocative clothing, and occasionally the one making sexual innuendos. But that’s just the women, what about the teens/ young adults? Well the most recent movie that I know of that has a teenage Latina is called Girl in Progress. It stars Eva Mendes as the mother and Cierra Ramirez as the daughter. It is about a 15 year old who decides that she wants to shortcut growing up by…


The Wonderful World of Folklore

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 3:25pm 0 Comments

Okay Latinitas, Quick question, how many of you know about folklore? And for those (if any) who do, can you think of any?

Well. for those of you who don't know what folklore is... Folklore is when stories get told and passed down in certain regions. For instance, lets say that here is this tree, and that when someone touches it they immediately get healed form whatever it is that ails them. Another example (well at least in my mind) of folklore, is ghost stories. These ghost stories…


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