Diversity Without Inclusion Is Only Skin-deep

Many companies embrace diversity, but fail to build a long lasting inclusive workplace environment because they focus too much effort on representation and not enough on integration. In media, the theory is that an audience is distrustful of storytelling marketed as important to their needs when the messengers aren’t reflective of their community. I generally…

Cinco de Mayo: Celebrating Stereotypes

Friday is Cinco de Mayo! It’s about this.. NOT this… Well…at least it’s not like this in Mexico. The May day celebration is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day.  5 Things To Know About Cinco de Mayo (VIDEO): It’s also an unfortunate tribute to Mexican stereotypes: wearing of sombreros, beating of piñatas and consumption of mass quantities…

Stop The Mexicanization of U.S. Media

   Diversity and Inclusion challenges and opportunities are not exclusive to English language media. The lack of people of color in news organizations who produce and/or present content is as absent at Spanish language networks as it is at English language networks. But there’s a biased practice which sets Spanish language apart…the Mexicanization of U.S.…

Many Flags, One Nacion 

Manny Ruiz,  CEO of Hispanicize Media Group, started a conversation at the organization’s annual conference last week which was met with the familiar skepticism and criticism. In Opinion: Where is a Latino Jesse Jackson when you need him? he predicts that the incessant “cultural bullying” of  the U.S. Hispanic/Latino community (especially in a presidential election…