#WeAreAmerica: Latinos Talk About How Much They Appreciate Their Undocumented Parents’ Sacrifices

What My Undocumented Parents Sacrificed For Me

Sharon, Abdiel, Aurora and Eduardo are sons and daughters of undocumented immigrants. They live in fear of their parents being deported. They also live in awe of the strength, resilience and generosity of their parents.  Here they share the struggles their parents endured in order to give each of them a better life.

mitú challenges you to tell us what being a Latino in the US means to you in your own story, with a social media post, a meme, or any way you feel most comfortable using #WeAreAmerica. Together, we will create a beautiful portrait of what it means to be Latino in the US.

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This is Why Gina Rodriguez Doesn’t Speak Spanish Well


This is Why Gina Rodriguez Doesn’t Speak Spanish Well

Credit: Huffpost Latino Voices / HuffPo Live

Alright guys, can we all just agree to stop saying that Gina Rodriguez is “not Latina enough”? Homegirl is second generation Puerto Rican and was raised — because her parents believed it would help her avoid being bullied — with English as her first language. So when she tries to speak Spanish on her show Jane the Virgin, we have to give her a break.

In an interview with HuffPost Latino Voices, she responds to all the haters on social media. “I’m going to be reprimanded by a culture that I’m supposed to support and is supposed to support me because of the way I was raised?,” she says. “That is too limiting. That is unfair.” Agreed.

Then, ever-so-boldly, she put the final touch on her response: “I am as Latina as they come. And I am not defined by anybody’s definition of Latina. I don’t actually sit in a definition. I walk in my world, happily and confidently.”


Watch the entire interview here.

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