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This New Poll Should Terrify Univision And Telemundo

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Here’s something you probably already knew but might come as a shock to a lot of people (we’re looking at you, advertisers!): Latinos prefer to get their news in English instead of Spanish.

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Sorry to break it it to you, Soraya, but it’s true. According to a new Fox News Latino poll, 79 percent of Latinos consume news from English-language sources. Why is that number so high? Because the audience that Univision and Telemundo caters to is being outnumbered by their own kids. This information is also consistent with data provided by the Pew Hispanic Research Center, which found that younger Latinos — those born in the United States — are speaking English at a significantly higher rate than older generations.

“I’m not incredibly surprised,” National Hispanic Media Coalition executive vice president Jessica J. Gonzalez said to Fox News Latino. “It reflects a demographic shift as second-, third- and even fourth-generation Latinos who identify with their culture but English is their dominant language.

The fact that Latinos have adopted the usage of smart phones at a faster pace than other groups probably doesn’t hurt, either.

Unfortunately, just because Latinos consume news in English more and more doesn’t mean that they are getting their news from Latino journalists. Despite the fact that Latinos currently make up about 17 percent of the total U.S. population, there are very few Latinos in newsrooms across the country. For example, National Public Radio’s editorial/content staff is 4 percent Latino. It’s not just traditional media who’s not representing Latinos. Companies like Gawker and Buzzfeed have both acknowledged that their numbers are less than satisfying.

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11 Struggles That Unite All Awkward Latinas

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11 Struggles That Unite All Awkward Latinas

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The media loves representing Latinas as sexy, passionate women who ooze confidence with every step. And while there are definitely Latinas who are like that (and kudos to them, because they’re inspiring af), some of us are a little… less than super-sexy or graceful. This is our plight:


1. Our dance moves are… not great.

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We’re not sure where people got the idea that all Latinos are amazing dancers, but for those of us with two left feet and little to no coordination, the most we can hope for is not faceplanting while doing the chicken dance.


2. We basically never know whether to kiss or shake hands.

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Do we kiss? Share two kisses and a back pat? A fist bump and a quick snuggle? A handshake and a creepy stare? HOW DO WE DECIDE?!


3. …And never quite know when to end a hug.

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Bruh, half the afternoon has gone by and abuelita still has me in a headlock…


4. We get our Spanish mixed up out of sheer nervousness.

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Have you ever done this?

“Hey, mijita! ¿Cómo estás?”

Oh, easy. I know this. I got this. “¡Buena!”

*endless shame*


5. Leave it to us to mess up la mordida.

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Good-bye, cousin Antonio. Farewell, Tía Consuelo’s teeth.


6. We might’ve fought a child over candy. Maybe.

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Nothing reminds you that you’re too old and awkward for birthday piñatas quite like accidentally elbowing a kindergartener in the face.


7. We hang out with pets rather than actual family members at family gatherings.

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Look, honestly, who would you rather spend time with: your great aunt’s second-cousin-twice-removed’s Yorkie, or your great aunt’s second-cousin-twice-removed?


8. We’ve mixed up our cousins too many times.

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Speaking of which, how can you even be sure which of the eleventy-two people around the table is an actual relation or simply a “kind of, sort of primo”?


9. We’ve definitely unintentionally offended at least one tía.

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“Un minuto, Tía Carmen, ahorita te la paso…”

–“MOM, NOOOOO!”

“SHE HEARD THAT.”


10. We get the worst possible seat on family car trips, every time.

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Great, cool. Ended up having to sit on your weird cousin’s lap. Again.


11. And flirting? Forget about it.

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Oh, well. Here’s to being awkward! *falls down ten flights of stairs*

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