afrolatin@ forum Presents:
Published on Apr 26, 2013
The afrolatin@ forum took to the streets of New York to see if people could define what the term AfroLatino means to them. We also asked people if they could tell the difference between the blackness of an AfroLatino and an African American.
Children of immigrants are more likely to have graduated from college than the general population.
Is one or both of your parents an immigrant to the U.S.? Then you’re one of 20 million second generation U.S.-born Americans.
That means, statistically speaking, that you make more money and are more educated than your parents were at your age, you lean left politically, and you’re accepting of homosexuality and supportive of interracial marriage (according to a recent study by Pew.)
By Federica Long, HuffPost Latino Voices
As I walked into the room, instantly spotting Ismael Cruz Cordova and his awesome hair, I knew I was in for a treat. Little did I know I would leave there inspired and so honored to have him represent the Latino community on the 44th season of “Sesame Street.” He is exactly what his character “Armando” represents. A person with a sense of expression that is priceless. He is energetic yet calm and cool, and radiates peace all at the same time.
Born and raised in rural Puerto Rico, the 26-year-old told me all about growing up and experiencing theater in high school, with the experience of being on stage captivating him for life. He felt more heard and empowered than he had ever felt before. He also spoke of being an athlete and how his initial vision was very far from anything related to the arts.
Coming from a socioeconomic status where at times it was tough to make it, he couldn’t be happier to have a voice, be able to express himself and honor Latinos by representing them on “Sesame Street.”
On the morning I interviewed Ismael, he had been awake since 5 a.m. for his interview on “Despierta America,” so I did my best to keep him from yawning. His love and passion for acting and the arts as a whole made it so that we could barely stop talking.
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(Source: The Huffington Post)