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.
That was the rallying cry of the current president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Hugo Balta, as he and representatives of his organization took to Twitter to insult and belittle Robles & Rosado.
They don’t like that we’re keeping up the pressure on them for their refusal to answer questions about what plans they have in place to address diversity concerns with executives at major media organizations.
Their stonewalling leads us to believe they have no plans in place and prefer to grandstand around the issue for personal gain.
Chipotle is on Mike’s mind this week as he takes the Mexican-influenced fast food chain to task for an embarrassing cup promotion…and for their portion sizes.
In entertainment news, the Billboard Music Awards bestowed their Icon Award to actress and business mogul Jennifer Lopez. She is the first female to win the award. Previous winners include music legends Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, and Prince.
Yes, there is a JLo backside-sized full of snark from both Robles & Rosado during the segment.
Oh, 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.