December 10, 2021

ITT Sound Off: We Don’t Get Ownership

Maria and Julio reflect on conversations around use of the term Latinx, and highlight what’s missing from political outreach and media coverage when it comes to Latino communities. They also get into the new “West Side Story” remake, and unpack the broader need for more diversified narratives about Puerto Ricans and communities of color in Hollywood. ITT Staff Picks: - For MSNBC, Julio writes about how the debate over the term Latinx distracts from more important issues, including the Biden administration’s promises to Latino communities.  - “It’s not just imperfect, it continues the original’s tradition of advancing a dangerous narrative even as it offers Latinx people some important opportunities,” writes Cristina Escobar, co-creator of LatinaMedia.Co, in this review of “West Side Story” for Latino Rebels.   - For the New Yorker, Graciela Mochkofsky writes about how the Instagram account Nuevayorkinos is redefining the history and identities of New York’s Latinx community. Photo credit: Niko Tavernise/20th Century Studios via AP  

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