Privilege Check! A Look at Macklemore’s “White Privilege II” and its Impact on the National Race Conversation

By: Jasmine Adams #OscarsSoWhite #BlackLivesMatter #BlackHistoryMonth… In the midst of hashtags like these, Macklemore’s pre-album release song, “White Privilege II” dropped at a particularly strategic time. Let me make a disclaimer that this is not a song review…you can listen to the song here. However, I will say that the lengthy piece that Macklemore, Ryan…

Rape in the Fields and a LatCrit Approach

By: Rocio Portela-Berrios On June 25, 2013, Frontline released the documentary Rape in the Fields. The documentary, directed by Andrés Cediel, features the stories of migrant Latina female farmworkers who have been sexually assaulted in the fields in which they work. It specifically features interviews with law enforcement authorities as well as victims (both identifiable ones and anonymous…

Sofía Vergara: Through the Eyes of a Latina

By: Rocio Portela-Berrios When I turn on the TV looking to watch a TV show or movie where Latina humor is actually funny and not offensive to me, I always end up looking for a Modern Family episode featuring Sofia Vergara. Sofia Vergara is a Colombian-American actress, comedian, producer, television host, model and businesswoman. Vergara stars on…