Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Glenn Llopis: U.S. Hispanics Desperately Need Their Own Al Sharpton Voice

Glenn Llopis: U.S. Hispanics Desperately Need Their Own Al Sharpton Voice

At a time when U.S. Hispanics are desperately in need of a voice in the national news, the rest of America continues to define the Latino identity. Unfortunately for Hispanics, this means that our concerns are ignored, our perspectives are not heard and our community finds it challenging to create and sustain any momentum. U.S. Hispanics are weakening because no one is defending our voice at a national level or translating the real issues in ways that connect culturally and cultivate an objective dialogue. In others words, the real stories that represent what Hispanics are thinking but not saying are not being told. Hispanics are eagerly awaiting the day to have their own Al Sharpton voice and a seat at the table to objectively address issues and translate them for the rest of America - who can also benefit from greater understanding and comprehension of the issues.

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