At college I was lost in New Mexican food for two years, so I comforted myself with Taco Bell. The beans were soul-satisfying. Later at a park with my kids and fast food one young mother years back commented "How do you get them to eat that kind of food?" I replied, if my kids didn't eat rice and beans they'd starve. I still occasionally swing by Taco Bell for a burrito supreme. Sour cream and ground beef, yeah!
Last night mindlessly watching a terrible action movie (you may have heard of it, Iron Man II)--so mindlessly I was actually tracking the commercials--- this little gem pops up. Probably one of the most diverse commercials I've seen on mainstream tv. A delight.
Guess which demographic is missing?
I suppose we're still relegated to the servant entrance of the Spanish language channels.
On another note, one of my students was annoyed that now that the GOP has discovered the need for the Latino demographic those Republicans were going to start pandering.
Pander away, baby, but I'm not waiting for us to be in the national spotlight. I'm waiting for us to simply be visible.
What we've been reading - Summer Reading! We haven't done the library program this summer but we've been reading on our own and together . . . for the together part, mostly audio b...
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