If the recent American Dirt mess taught us anything, it’s this: the community’s voices are (and have always been) powerful. Those voices are what’s behind a #DignidadLiteraria movement that continues to elevate and celebrate what the community can do. In this new episode of Latino Rebels Radio, host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Roberto Lovato to the show. Roberto is one of #DignidadLiteraria’s co-founders. An award-journalist, author and activist, Roberto has also written several commentary pieces for Latino Rebels.
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Thank you, Roberto. Your role in this is critical and it moves me to see you give leadership. Y la compañera Myriam Gurba who set the wall on fire, the wall all of you who went to FlatIron started kicking down. Thank you. Now I’d like to hear a response from MS MAGAZINE. Fronting as a sacred cow feminist magazine much? Take some pinche responsibility and at least make a statement about the part MsMag has played in this racist corporate debacle triggered thru censorship. If we’re lucky, you won’t drag out some chicana or other woc slaving in your offices to show us how ‘down with the brown’ you are. She might go the ‘Folkloric Industrial Complex’ way. No. Bring out a white woman at the top of the MsMag heap, and let HER tell us why MsMag censored Myriam Gurba’s brilliant, anti-racist and perfectly truthful review? Have the White Lady tell us why MsMag supports Trauma Porn. Did MsMag have to go all Porn Trauma Cracker Lady (with a censorship whip in her hand), to facilitate Oprah’s part of the marketing in reaching out to her Hollywood star beaner women friends like Salma Hayek (who at least had the decency to retract her lie); like Yareli Arizmendi (Day Without a Mexican- film) who narrates AD in the audiobook version; like Cisneros’ ex-boyfriend in San Antonio, who designed the cover for AD. Shit! Is everyone and their mama feeding at this trough? I find Ms Magazine to be a sham, representing the worse elements of the Democratic Party and a pusher of Trauma Porn. Not a single peep on MSMag’s Twitter Feed. Well Ladies at MsMag, I eat sacred cows for breakfast, en un taco y con chile. ¿y qué?
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[…] stories with the release of American Dirt and the calls for reform of the publishing industry by #DignidadLiteraria, I had hoped to spend a good portion of my year spotlighting Latinx voices in literature. But this […]