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Don’t Blame Mexico For Ted Cruz, Blame Canada

Mexico really does get blamed for everything.

Ebola? It’s flooding into the U.S. from our southern border. Terrorism? Apparently ISIS, Al Qaeda and even the Houthi militants are streaming over from down Mexico way by the hundreds as I type this.

Illegal drugs, guns, and undocumented aliens? Check, check and check.

Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz? Yeah, they’re pinning that on Mexico too but, we here at the most important Latino-themed podcast in the history of Internet radio want to clear this up once and for all.

Hurl your vitriol up North for a change. Blame Canada!

And while the blame game heats up about Ted Cruz,  it’s become obvious to both me and Mike that the perception people have of us and our show is we’re too aggressive and pushy.

Some in the Latino/a blogosphere feel we’re troublemakers, refuse to play by the established rules, and are just too darned uncivilized for their refined tastes.

To those folks we say—you are absolutely right on the money! Guilty as charged on ALL counts.

We will not play by the rules when shows like The Real can insult the entire Latino community with impunity and barely elicit a peep from Latino media outlets.

Even the National Association of Hispanic Journalists chose to party in Miami at a marketing convention rather than join our efforts against The Real and Fox TV. Ironically, it was at their insistence that we took action.

Luckily MALDEF and many of our online friends stepped up where NAHJ wouldn’t and continue to apply pressure behind the scenes.

Oh, and before we forget, it appears the entertainment industry trade site Deadline Hollywood believes there are too many brown folk on our TV and movie screens.

…and no, we aren’t kidding you.

Robles & Rosado: Aggressive and Pushy…But Only Because We Like You

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Next On ‘The Real’: Brownface Minstrelsy

‘The Real’ is a bland, vacuous syndicated talk show broadcast primarily on Fox affiliates and is hosted by five women of color. (Sad that a decade and a half into the 21st century this is still something so unique we see it as a triumph but we’ll take it).

Finally a show that refuses to perpetuate negative stereotypes but instead promotes the positive image of five successful brown women. Women who are intimately familiar with the difficulties minorities face when addressing the seemingly insurmountable hurdle of being brown in the U.S. of A.

‘The Real’, despite its focus on lighthearted fun, looked like it could grow into something we might be proud of.

Then this happened…

From the show’s website:

These women reflect the home audience and unapologetically say what women are actually thinking.

Apparently the home audience is thinking it is okay to offend Latinos with a minstrel show.

Oops, guess it isn’t…

In a detailed editorial at the Latino Rebels website, they break down the hypocrisy of the show airing this segment while claiming to empower women of color.

The show’s response to the uproar? They’ve scrubbed every reference to the offending segment from the show’s website and from the production company’s site.

The executive producer, Sally Ann Salsano, refuses to respond to multiple requests from various organizations to address the issue publicly.  In short, the plan is to ignore those uppity Latinos until they get bored and go away.

Good thing Mike and I are the uppitiest Latinos around and we don’t bore easily!

On this week’s episode of Robles & Rosado we explain exactly how and why the producers of ‘The Real’ are personally responsible for this mess and how they can fix it.

We have no interest in apologies, we’re simply looking for those accountable to address the issue—in  our own hard-charging and pushy way, of course.

Robles & Rosado: Where Civility Is Rarely an Option!

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