Culture

This Actor Had No Idea She Was Mexican Until She Changed Schools In Third Grade

Latino Talks part 2 starts now!

Posted by Latino Victory on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Credit: Latino Victory / Facebook

“I love apple pie, but I love micheladas. I love Britney Spears, but I love Maná.”

Eva Longoria was on the Latinos Talk panel hosted by Latino Victory Foundation, where she opened up about the first time she realized she was “different.” This moment of epiphany happened on her way to her new school in third grade, after switching from a predominantly Latino school to a less Latino one. It was her first bus ride that would prove to be life changing.

“The first day that I had to be bused to the other neighborhood, I get on the bus and I have a bean taco,” Longoria told the crowd. “Because that’s what my mom made me for breakfast, was the bean taco. I remember getting on the bus and everybody had a Pop Tart and I was like, ‘What’s that?’ And they were like, ‘What’s that?’ I was like, ‘It’s a bean taco. Doesn’t everybody eat bean tacos?’ And I remember somebody saying, ‘She’s a Mexican.’ and I go, ‘A what?'”

Longoria said she had never felt so different. Since then, she says she’s been “straddling the hyphen,” living a Mexican-American life. It’s a life that a lot of people live, and she has decided to use her voice to talk about the different colors and layers that define what it means to be Latino-American.

You can watch the full panel with Maná here.

READ: Watching Eva Longoria Sew While Reading About Sewing Is Oddly Soothing

Share this story with all your friends by tapping that share button below!

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com

No Doubt 2020 Has Been The Worst Year Of Our Lifetime, But These Viral Internet Videos Will Take Us Back To Simpler, More Laughable, Times

Entertainment

No Doubt 2020 Has Been The Worst Year Of Our Lifetime, But These Viral Internet Videos Will Take Us Back To Simpler, More Laughable, Times

Youtube

Ever wish during these times you could travel back and enjoy the good old days?

Welcome to the time machine! From incredible dancers to the sweetest kids of all times, here are the best videos you 100% forgot about. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll bring on the leprechauns.

The Apparently Kid

This is the cutest kid to ever who just probably just learned how to be very frank and use the word “apparently.”

Skateboarding Dog

That dog skateboards better than any of your exes do.

Grape Lady Falls!

Be real, you’ve seen this a dozen times and you still cackle when you hear “Oh dear, I think she’s actually hurt.”

“Chocolate Rain”

You KNOW that all of these years alater you still start randomly singing this song.

Leprechaun in Mobile, Alabama

“Could be a crackhead” is an Oscar-worthy line.

 The Evil Look

The best part is when that cute little face laughs at his own jokeee!

David After Dentist

“Is this going to be forever?”

Evolution of Dance

Even Michelle Obama took place in the evolution of dance years later!

“Friday” by Rebecca Black: 2011

The lines “Tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterwards” is so INSIGHTFUL.

LAUGHING CHEWBACCA MASK LADY

Literally the mom with the sweetest giggle of all time.

Crush On Obama

I wonder what Michelle Obama thought of this video but also like so sameee! Bring him back.

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com

Celebrities Are Reading Children’s Books To Help Parents And Children Cope With COVID-19

Entertainment

Celebrities Are Reading Children’s Books To Help Parents And Children Cope With COVID-19

savewithstories / Instagram

The world is still trying to get a handle on the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced billions into lockdown measures from various government orders. More than 220 million Americans are living in states with lockdown orders leaving children with no school and parents with no childcare. Now, celebs are offering their time with Save with Stories to read children’s books to help parents and children cope.

Gina Torres reading “Sofia Valdez, Future Prez”

Save with Stories, created by Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner, is being done in conjunction with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry. Celebrities are joining up with Save with Stories to offer a bit of reading education to the millions of children not in school right now as the world battles the coronavirus.

Eva Longoria reading “La vida de Selena”

Save with Stories is asking for donations to keep children taken care of during this crisis. Many children rely on getting their meals from their schools. With schools, many children are facing uncertain times with their food. By donating to Save with Stories, you can help the organization continue to provide children with their meals during the shutdown.

Zoe Saldana reading “Cómo dan las buenas noches los dinosaurios?”

Some of the celebrities have given their storytime a more culturally relevant tone. Both Zoe Saldana and Eva Longoria offered Spanish-speaking children stories in their language.

Lupita Nyong’o reading “Not Quite Narwhal”

According to UNESCO, 87 percent of the student population around the world have been separated from their schools, teachers, and peers. In the U.S., 55.1 million children are not in their K-12 schools as the U.S. prepares for a surge of cases in COVID-19 infections across the country. As of yet, the U.S. government has not called for a nationwide lockdown unlike several governments across Europe and Asia.

Jenna Ortega reading “Don’t Call Me Bear”

The initiative is a good reminder that we are all in this together. As billions of people around the world sit at home and social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is important to feel more connected in your isolation. Movements like Save with Stories show how the world can come together in a time of crisis to help everyone cope.

How are you coping with self-isolation in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic?

READ: AOC Has Strong Words About The Trump Administration’s Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com