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This Three-Year-Old Latino Skateboarder Takes Slams And Gets Buck In This Vid

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When you think of a toddler on a skateboard, you might not have the highest expectations. But that’s probably because you haven’t seen three year old Zachariah Sanchez. With help from his father Mike Sanchez, also a skateboarder, the three-year-old Long Beach native’s abilities are head and shoulders above what most might expect. With his skills, Zachariah has already amassed nearly 20K followers on his Instagram account. Let’s check him out!

The three-year-old is already jumping down stairs like a pro.

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Nailed it.

And Sanchez is already taking falls like a pro.

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Don’t worry. He’s okay.

Seriously, the kid takes a beating.

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Don’t worry. He’s okay. Right?

And like a pro, he keeps trying until he’s able to get the trick.

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Determination 101.

And the three year old already knows what it’s like to get hassled by the cops.

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He’s just trying to get the trick!

Nka Vids channel on YouTube highlights a lot of young Latino skateboarders, but Zachariah is easily the youngest so far.

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Be sure to check out the whole video to see Zachariah Sanchez in action. And be sure to check out Zachariah’s Instagram channel so you can keep up with his latest progress.

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Here's How A TV Series About Latinos Can Succeed Without Pushing Stereotypes

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Here’s How A TV Series About Latinos Can Succeed Without Pushing Stereotypes

The CW announced in January that “Jane the Virgin” is being renewed for a fourth season. WOOT! Actually, the show got an early renewal notice, which is a testament to the show’s popularity and success. WOOT! WOOT!



It’s no surprise that the show gets a lot of support from Latinos, but actor Jamie Camil ­believes the show’s true appeal and longevity has a lot to do with its universality.



“The success of Jane is that it’s about human beings, not necessarily a surging demographic,” Camil, who plays Jane’s dad Rogelio, recently told Mic in an interview. “It’s by human beings, for human beings, not just [people of] a certain ethnicity.”



Wait, stop the presses! So, it’s a show about Latinos that isn’t just for Latinos?! Is that even allowed?! You wouldn’t think that wouldn’t be such a revolutionary concept, but it is.



The show, which manages to somehow stay relatable while being broad and sometimes preposterous like any good telenovela, does not pander to the tired Latino stereotypes we’re all so sick of seeing on TV and in the movies.



Instead “‘Jane the Virgin’ portrays Latinos with a lot of respect,” Camil explains. “Just because we’re Latinos doesn’t mean we need to have hot pink houses and piñatas and shout things like, ‘Tacos! Fiestas!’ We’re a powerful Latino cast, the characters are humans and the show is written for a mainstream market.”



The respect in the depiction of Latinos that Camil talks about is evident in his portrayal of Rogelio. Rogelio could so easily come off as a self-centered buffoon, but Camil plays the character with so much nuance, depth and sincerity that you can’t help but fall in love with him. “The audience loves to laugh at the one-liners written for him,” Camil acknowledges, but he goes on to say that Rogelio is a “very well-balanced character. He’s not just a clown who will throw pies at your face.”



Click here to read more about Camil’s interview on Latino representation on Mic.


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