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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 12: Yearning To Be Free? Not So Fast…

It was always a source of pride for many of us growing up, especially in the rough and tumble immigrant-heavy Bronx neighborhoods where I spent my formative years.

I’ll bet almost everyone reading this can recite the last few lines of Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus”.

You know, the one about giving us your tired and poor? Your wretched refuse?  Exactly! The words carved into the base of the Statue of Liberty.

Well, forget what you’ve learned amigos because the updated version will include a few lines about arming yourself against kids coming across the border like these two yahoos:

Texas Governor Perry and Fox News Personality Posing With Their ACME Anti-Immigrant Gun
Texas Governor Rick Perry and Fox News personality Sean Hannity posing with their ACME brand Anti-Immigrant Gun. Wile E. Coyote endorsed it personally.

Paranoia and fear served up with a heaping helping of bigotry makes for a very potent mix.

On this episode Mike and Pedro discuss how the situation at the Texas border has taken on an almost surreal quality and propose an equally surreal solution to the problem.

The riotous duo also opine on Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart’s new English-language morning show on MSNBC and discuss Nuyorican vedette Jennifer Lopez and the big-bootied bugs named in her honor.

What? We are professional jodones and take our responsibilities very seriously.

RR 09: No Invite, No Chorizo, No Peace!

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.

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.