Julio Ricardo Varela
Editorial Director, Harvard '90. Hope for Knicks, Sox, and Arsenal. Puerto Rican. Bronx Italian. Writing at night.
@BrianAcevedo1 The point is that Latino have been talking about identity for years. Slate is coming late to the party b/c it is now "hot" to focus on Latino issues. I would have been more impressed if its writing staff was a bit more reflective of a changing American landscape.
6 days, 10 hours ago on Why Slate’s Piece About Latinos Becoming The Next Whites Failed
@BrianAcevedo1 Hey, Brian, thanks for reading the piece. I agree that the question is essential but like I said in the piece, Slate failed miserably on the execution. For example, the comment you just posted here? That does a better explanation of the issue in the Slate piece because it it real and speaks to your own true experience. Goes to prove my point: Slate would have benefited from having an actual Latino write a piece that gets to the issue of whiteness. Thanks again for your comment!