The Latino Vote 🗳in Election 2018: So What?

It will be some time before we learn whether or not the Latino Vote 🗳 made a difference in the midterm elections of 2018. Leading up to Election Day, there were mixed signals 👍🏼👎🏼 if this would finally be the year that the so called “Sleeping Giant” would awake. Many Democrats 🐴 were counting on…

Hispanic Heritage Month: 5 Things You Should Know

Happy #HispanicHeritageMonth! Or is it ¡Feliz #MesdelaHerencia? 🤔 How does one celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month anyway? With tequila and guacamole? Or perhaps empanadas y mate tea? How about with Andean music or reggaeton? And why Hispanic and not #Latino Heritage Month? Each year millions of people celebrate the history, culture, contributions and #DIVERSITY of Hispanic…

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…

Unconscious Bias: Cloning in the Workplace

It’s lonely being the only one in the room. In my nearly 25-year career in media, I’ve often been the only Latino around a decision-making table. It’s frequently the same situation for any person of color. Nielsen reports that the multicultural population is 120-million strong and increasing by 2.3 million per year in the United…