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Latinos: Under Attack and Underrepresented

We did our best to keep this episode free from the Naranja Vieja stinking up the White House but there is certainly enough going on in the world to keep Mike Robles and Pedro Rafael Rosado feisty — and that’s exactly how we like them. On this episode the dynamic duo discuss the following:

  • Racist screaming at young woman wearing Puerto Rico shirt gets charged for hate crime.
  • Public Service Announcement: Puerto Ricans are born American citizens.
  • Latinos continue to be attacked both figuratively and literally as evidenced by the horrifying beating of a 91-year-old Mexican man in California.
  • With all that’s going on in the world, now is not the time for civility. Pretending things aren’t as bad as they seem only makes things worse.
  • The real danger is domestic terror, not just for Latinos but for all Americans.
  • A message for wypipo: we know not all of you are racistso STFU about it!
  • Don Francisco and his #metoo moment(s).
  • Latinas are a white man’s Krytonite. (Yes, we went there… LOL!)
  • Hollywood continues to perpetuate the “White Savior” myth and rarely pairs Latinos as leads in romantic comedies. Or in any film for that matter.

RR 15: Carlos Mencia Will Blow Your Mind

This week we present a special episode of our show and feature a very special guest.

Mike and I had the very distinct honor and pleasure of a visit from comedian and actor Carlos Mencia.

For the few of you reading this who don’t know who he is, Carlos Mencia is one of today’s most popular entertainers. Notice I didn’t qualify that with “Latino” or “Hispanic”. Carlos is one of the funniest and talented entertainers in the U.S.

Period.

The conversation was surprisingly introspective, brutally honest, and much like Carlos’ standup, edgy, controversial and very, very funny.

We discuss his dramatic weight loss, the art and craft of standup, the lack of Latinos in Hollywood, the devastating loss of Robin Williams, immigration and much more.

Carlos Mencia proves he is a fearless performer, a true student of human behavior, and a man paving the way for Latinos in entertainment.

RR 07: I’m Latino and Successful. So Where the White Women At?

What do Antonio Banderas, Eva Mendes, Cameron Diaz, Enrique Iglesias, Roselyn Sanchez and John Leguizamo have in common? Well, we know they are all Hispanic but did you know all of their significant others are white?  It’s almost a cliche these days but it seems that as soon as a Latino becomes a success in Hollywood they are no longer “down with the brown”.

Love is (color) blind and we here at the Robles & Rosado Show are in no way passing judgement on these talented and hard working actors and entertainers. What we are simply trying to do is understand why this phenomenon is so prevalent in the Black and Hispanic communities.  What kind of message does this send?

Also on the show we discuss the impact of Sonia Sotomayor. The first Hispanic to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court sent a very clear message with her dissent in the Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action case: Race matters.  Justice Sotomayor powerfully and effectively details why Affirmative Action is still vitally important for this country.

 

RR 02: Thanks For Nothing William Levy

jennifer-lopezOh, and you too Mario Lopez. Your great physiques and smoldering good looks have raised the bar impossibly high for regular Jose’s like me and Mike Robles — and we resent it.

In this episode we touch on many subjects but our focus is on how celebrities like Jennifer Lopez continue to perpetuate the “White Savior” trope in Hollywood movies that dramatically skews young Latinas perception of  Latin men.

We also zero in on how advertisers are leaving money on the table in their efforts to reach a Latino audience and after getting things off his chest, Mike solves Major League Baseball’s ongoing steroid problem.