July 14, 2021

What Does It Mean To Be Latino? The ‘Light-Skinned Privilege’ Edition

We like when our jefa goes on other podcasts and spreads her wisdom and opinions. Gotta give the people what they want right? She went on NPR’s Code Switch and was a guest along with Maria Garcia, host of the Anything for Selena podcast.

Maria Garcia and Maria Hinojosa are both Mexican American, both mestiza, and both relatively light-skinned. But Maria Hinojosa strongly identifies as a woman of color, whereas Maria Garcia has stopped doing so. So in this episode, we’re asking: How did they arrive at such different places? To find out, listen to our latest installment in this series about what it means to be Latino.

Listen to the episode below.