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Dear ABC, NBC, CBS, And Fox…This SUCKS!

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Boo! We do NOT like this one bit!

The National Latino Media Council announced today during a press conference that according to the Annual Television Network diversity report card, there has been a decline in Latino diversity on FOUR television networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox!

This means that not only are there less Latino characters in scripted and reality television, but also less writers, producers, and directors in the 2009-2010 season!

Alex Nogales, the President and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, says:

"This was a terrible year for Latinos at the networks. African Americans and Asian Pacific Americans posted impressive gains in most categories, but when it came to Latinos, the networks failed us. Don't misunderstand, we don't want what African Americans and Asian Pacific Americans received, the pie is much larger than that, we only want what we deserve as the largest minority consumer population in the nation."

Well said!

This is truly unacceptable!

We sincerely hope that the aforementioned networks take this report very seriously, and make the proper changes necessary to improve for the 2010-2011 year!

Thoughts??

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87 comments to “Dear ABC, NBC, CBS, And Fox…This SUCKS!”



  1. 1

    What the hell Perez…do you need a quota of gays and Latinos in everything? How about the best people for a job get a job, not based on gender or sexuality. Go back to Cuba if you don't like it fatso



  2. 2

    People pull out the race card every 2 seconds!
    Shut up!!!
    Let the shows be as is!!!
    White people don't complain to BET.
    So SHUT up about latinos in TV. If the character is latino…cool. if not…ok.
    SHUT UP!



  3. 3

    Who Cares. Hispanics Are Taking Over America Anyway (sadly)



  4. 4

    Oh for heavens sakes, this is the stupidest thing I've ever heard someone worry about. We are in a recession, jobs are scarce, and those jobs that are available, are going to the most qualified people. If more latinos want to work in TV, they should get busy. Don't expect to be hired just because you have a fine ass and brown skin. Get over yourselves.



  5. 5

    They are all over the TV Prez. Turn on Telemundo and stations like that.

  6. zooby says – reply to this


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    Racist comments coming in 3… 2… 1…



  7. 7

    I think it's safe to assume this "decline" was not intentional, knowing the industry… So at least there's a plus.



  8. 8

    Did it ever occur to you that maybe they found better actors, writers, producers, directors etc. that just happened to NOT be Latino? Obviously your race doesn't make you good at something, so you shouldn't be hired just to fill a quota.



  9. 9

    why? because ugly betty is gone.



  10. 10

    why does it come down to race?

    I'm Asian, so part of a minority, so I think I have somewhat of a voice in this story.

    You would think casting directors would be going on talent rather than what the ethnic background of the actor/actress is - just as the producer and studio would be for writers and directors.

    Shouldn't be about TALENT???



  11. 11

    had to make way for the gays…can't have it all



  12. 12

    I'm personally offended there aren't more whites on Mexican TV shows.



  13. 13

    anyone who is mad because there arent enough latinos on tv is ridiculous. stop acting like its some huge injustice.. for a time when everyone is trying to claim that race shouldn't matter, minorities sure do put a lot of emphasis on it.



  14. 14

    Booooooooooooring…and besides, why use a picture of Naya, she's like 1/4 Latino. She is actually Puerto Rican, German AND African American. Report on REAL news, not ALL things Gay or Latino. Quit trying to stir the pot, there's no story here - NEXT!

  15. @v@ says – reply to this


    15

    You've got to keep in mind that this is the Annual Television Network diversity report card. I guess Rick Sanchez put them over the top until he was fired.
    You could take that same report card, and it would show a big decline in WASPs over the last two decades to make room for cultural diversity; but I doubt you're going to whine about that because you appear to have a stick in this fire. Whoever is qualified and hussles the best will get the job. Are you suggesting Latinos be hired simply because they're Latino? Affirmative action draws lines that would be better off non-existant. Merit is the bar.

  16. 16 says – reply to this


    16

    Enough with the latino/hispanic idiocy the US invented, it makes as much sense as saying all people from all countries of the Americas that were once British colonies are the same. If you want respect you should demand countries are not lumped together in the same artificial ethnic group just because they're poor.



  17. 17

    "Less Latino characters" should be "fewer Latino characters". "But also less writers, producers, and directors" should be "fewer writers, producers and directors". That's all. Carry on.

  18. J43 says – reply to this


    18

    it's not that big of a deal…who cares?



  19. 19

    Ca Pasa??? Fuck them! Go back jump back over the boarder. I was watching Telmundo there isn't one white person and I can't understand what they are saying. Who do I call to bitch about that??? Fucking bitches SHUT UP



  20. 20

    Re: BeeLahhve – You sound like and idiot.BET is a channel for african americans to watch.Just like MTV3 and those asians channels.



  21. 21

    I have yet to see or read about Black or Asian actors on "Soy Tu Duena," which is actually a consistently top-rated show.
    This thing works both ways, y'know.

    Also, Latinos are not always identifiable by their race. (Cuba's Wifredo Lam, the artist, was Chinese and Black, but Hispanic under our definition. And Mongo Santamaria was a Black man, and a Cuban. Placido Domingo, OTOH, was white, yet born in Mexico.)

    The highest paid TV actor is a Latino–Charlie Sheen, whose true birth name is Estevez.



  22. 22

    Doesn't SPIC TV start in 2011?



  23. 23

    How was that well said? They want the networks to just make up jobs they don't have available? Apparently, they only want white people to lose their jobs, because they want Asians and African Americans to "keep their piece of the pie." It does not even say what the decline rate is. How can we gain equality by bringing up such petty things like this?

    Get over yourself Perez, there is a difference between wanting equality for gays and Latinos and stirring the pot so much it makes everyone disgusted.



  24. 24

    Re: sensfan999 – Agree.



  25. 25

    NHMC should be commended for its effort in raising awareness to the lack of Hispanic diversity showcased on the major networks.

  26. barb says – reply to this


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    o shut up!!!!!!! You are on it here and their thats enough for me.



  27. 27

    Yes, I mean lets totally throw in latins/gays/blacks just to please and diversity things. PLEASE ROFL. SHUT THE FUCK UP. Theres probably a decline because theres no talented people thats good enough to be on those networks rather it be writing acting..So someone should be given a job simply because of their race? riight..



  28. 28

    Thoughts?? Tell them to just get better at their jobs, and perhaps it will turn around for them….. good fing grief!!



  29. 29

    If you factor in the percentage that are here legally, it's just about right.



  30. 30

    this is the biggest crap in the world. really? i dont see any russians on these shows! minorities always pulling the race card yet only works for the "latinos" what about the rest of us who arent from the U.S.?



  31. 31

    STEP 1 BECOME WALKING GAY-AMERICAN MINSTREL SHOW
    STEP 2 DRUM UP FAKE CONTROVERSIES BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO REAL CREATIVE TALENT
    STEP 3 ??????
    STEP 4 PROFIT!!!!



  32. 32

    OH boo fucking hoo.

    GET THE FUCK OVER IT. Maybe they can't act. It's a pretty pathetic attempt at using the race card. Seriously. Go back to Mexico and stfu



  33. 33

    Fuck the mexicans



  34. 34

    These are LATINO AMERICANS and not Spanish people. When blacks asked for fairer representation, nobody asked them to go back to AFRICA. You don't know that Africa has it's own media right? Will the whites please stop hogging the hell out of the Media please. Why can't whites go back to Europe to do thier movies because the whole entirety of Europe has their own media. Also, blacks used the race card to get the representation that they got. Just ask Jesse JAckson and Al Sharpton how much they pressure the Jews in Hollywood to hire the amount of black nontalents that are currently on tv. Also, why don't the Jews do their movies in israel since they too have a country of Origin. It is shameful that hispanic AMERICANS make up the second largest group of people in this country yet have so few representation. If talen was the only thing that decided who got into hollywood, there'd be no such thing as the KArdasians, Hiltons or alot of notalents who got by on RACE or knowing somebody who got them in the position that they are in. Keep it real and think before you post because there are alot of idiots in here.



  35. 35

    Charlie Sheen is Spanish and Irish, he ain't no dumb azz Hispanic. Spaniards are European and so are Irish. Get the hell out of my country if you apes don't like it.



  36. 36

    Hollywood is made up of notalents. Alot of these "Stars" actually got their breaks because they knew somebody in the business or had a few strings pulled for them. Nobody actually earns their badges or are cast because they are talented. It's about what race you are, whether you are a Jew or not and who you know. Anybody here who thinks that people are cast because of talent alone really don't know too much about Hollywood and how it works. Blacks had to pull the race card against the Jews to get the amount of represetation that they do in the media today. In fact I think you'd need a race card just to get any leverage against the Jews. Ask the gays. Ellen was talented but they kicked her ass out of the business when she came out of the closet. It really does take a race card or a Gay card to get any represetation with the Jews in the business.



  37. 37

    Latino Americans have to stick together and strong arm the media like blacks and Gays if they want to get any kind of representation in this country. Don't let these idiots tell you that you need to go back to your country if you want to see SPANISH AMERICANS on tv. Tell the Whites that they need to stop being so stingy. How come they can't go back to Europe or Canada to get their fix of white shows.



  38. 38

    Blacks make up 10% of the US population but they make up the majority of ALL minorities in the media. Gays make up about 5% of the US population yet there are more shows and programs on gay issues than their population in this country. The only way this can come about is by using the black race card as Jesse Jackson did and the homophobe card as the gays did. The Jews want to keep as much control of Hollywood as they can but if you find a way to neutralize the antisemite card as blacks and gays have done't hen they'll have no choice but to increase the representaion of these groups.



  39. 39

    It's a shame that HISPANIC AMERICAN soldiers die everyday for this country yet can't get any representation in the media. I think they should ship the majority of no talent European Americans or Jewish Americans back to Europe and Israel and have then do their movies in the land that they came from. Also, why is it that blacks who represent just 10% of the US population get the gaudy amount of representation that they get? Oh yeah, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton pulled out the race card on the Jews in hollywood. There really is no such thing as talent getting you far in Hollywood. Everybody needs to either no somebody there or be of a certain race to get in. It's messed up that the majority of dumb people in here are ignorant to this in here. I've been reading the repsonses in here and have to ask, are you people that stupid?



  40. 40

    I knew there was a reason I followed your blog, and now it's bursting in my face! Beautiful Naya Rivera and her awesome bitch-face on! keep up the good work, Perez



  41. 41

    The media makes up Jobs for blacks and Gays because each group pressured the media to do so. 15 years ago, there was very little representation for blacks and gays. Jesse Jackson, the NAACP and Glad all strong armed the media to increase black and gay representaion (creating characters and Jobs) for each of these 2 groups. Without the NAACP, JESSE JACSKON or GLAAD, there'd be as few blacks and gays in the media as there was 15- 20 years ago. Alot of posters in here are really naive or ignorant. I read the post in there and have to ask myself whether people are this stupid that they believe that talent is the only thing that will get you far in Hollywood. Hollywood itself is probably the most racist business in this country.



  42. 42

    That's because jews monopolize television. They make up only 2% of the US population but get about 40% of the roles in Hollywood.

  43. @v@ says – reply to this


    43

    Re: Whatthe??? – I guess whites aren't whining about the lack of racial diversity on Telemundo.



  44. 44

    I thought race was not supposed to matter. People pull the race card out when it effects them, get over it. There is a whole channel dedicated to latin americans and blacks. No one watches NBC anyways so take that out. people actually have time to figure this shit out like the number of mexicans on a network need to get fired. Does this even matter? you are only saying this because you are mexican or something.



  45. 45

    I am surrounded by Mexicns i live in San Diego, why in the hell would I want to watch them on tv. Does this guy want a free handout for the mexicans? how does it fill for those mexicans to know they were only hired to fill a quota and not on their talents. I like george lopez when he is not playing the race card or being racist against all the other races. I am not a racist I feel for every race but I hate when someone feels like they deserve more when they dont earn it the way they should.



  46. 46

    I'm Puerto Rican! And I'm Glad I Can Talk & Speak Two Languages! BTW NAYA IS HOT! Good Work Perez!



  47. 47

    Hispanics rock they should get another spanish character on GLEE 2 spice things up!!!!



  48. 48

    Re: Raebie – lol



  49. 49

    What kind of Talent actually gets you far in Hollywood?

    1) Casting couch?
    2) You're a Jew?
    3) You pretend to be a Jew?
    4) You're black and you use the race card everychance you get (thank you NAACP and Jesse Jackson)
    5) You're Gay and you use the homophobe card everytime you get (Thank you GLAAD)
    6) You're rich and your parents can buy you a role
    7) You know somebody in the business who can cut you a few strings
    8) You have relatives who got in the business from 1-7 and your mooching off their success or through those who they know.

    Yes, Hollywood is seriously one of THE moset racist business in this country. Talent alone will CERTAINLY NOT get you far in this industry.



  50. 50

    Re: landsend1122 – no we are sick of people thinking they have talent when they don't. Maybe there are not that many talented mexicans out there. They are good at having kids that's it and asking for free shit. Stop pulling the race card fr everything that does not go your way. Mexicans get more free things then any other race put together education and food and you don't even have to be an American citizen.



  51. 51

    Whites aren't complaining about the lack of Diversity on Telemundo anymore than Hispanics aren't compaling about the lack of diversity on some Swedish program in Europe. Hispanic Americans are AMERICANS. Please stay on topic. We're not talking about Mexico or Europe. The topic is AMERICA and Spanish AMERICAN representation in this country. GET A BRAIN AND YOU"LL UNDERSTAND. 1+3 does not equal 5.



  52. 52

    sorry write and speak!



  53. 53

    Shut the fuck up that's what you have univison for. Who is getting black people and white people on univision?



  54. 54

    AGAIN, FOR YOU IDIOTS OUT THERE, THIS IS AMERICA AND NOT MEXICO OR EUROPE OR AFRICA. SPANISH AMERICANS ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS.
    FOR YOU WHITE AND BLACK PEOPLE, I ASK, WHO IS GETTING MEXICANS OR LATIONO AMERICANS ON ALL WHITE PROGRAMS IN SWEDEN OR ALL BLACK PROGRAMS IN AFRICA?

    NOW, DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW STUPID AND RACIST THIS QUESTION IS?

    Who is getting black people and white people on univision?



  55. 55

    Re: Whatthe??? – Why are all the comments so mean.. its unnecessary.



  56. 56

    Re: DrunkAtNight – I bet you won't say that to a Mexicans face will you? Hahaha! You are a COWARD!!!! People like you are PATHETIC!!!!!



  57. 57

    Re: saraackles70 – #50- WTF does immigration status have ANYTHING to do with this topic u stupid bitch????
    Landsend is 100% correct, you do not need talent to be in Hollywood. If you think all those Hollywood actors are talented, then I am not even going to waste my time on someone as stupid as you.



  58. 58

    take your race card and stuff it. affirmative action is stupid. let talent fall where it may



  59. 59

    Re: landsend1122 – AMERICA is a CONTINENT!!!! When Columbus discovered AMERICA he arrived in the Bahamas not the JERSEY SHORE .-This is ”United States”of America (the continent) you should go back to school!!



  60. 60

    i dont think you should complain perez, at least there is latinos in shows and a lot of them.. im native american and the only indian actors in tv shows is adam beach… wow! only one perez… tell me if thats justice… i dont think its right to be sad over this, at least you got people that represent your culture… we only have one main guy doing tv shows that arent related to him being native american or dressing up as an indian!



  61. 61

    The networks have the right to do whatever they want to do and who to cast in projects. Who cares if there is a decline in Latino diversity? How about Asian diversity? If you want Latino diversity, put up your own network!



  62. 62

    too bad perez, america belongs to black and white folks. hmm oprah beats george lopez, and lady gaga beats jlo, and raven symone beats selena gomez lol……..america=black&white



  63. 63

    Wow, it's a sad thing to see all this hatred! Not all Hispanics are Mexicans…goes to show how ignorant some people are. And I believe Mr. Perez is in fact not a Mexican.

  64. Blazn says – reply to this


    64

    I cannot believe how ignorant most of these posts are. I have been saying this for years. NO it is not the person who is the BEst for the job. (Landsell1122 u actually gave the best criteria, ha.) Does the general public who claim equality realize latin Actors for the most part, CANNOt audtion for all roles? WHITE CAUCASIAN TALENT ONLY. so its not like the parts are not getting booked for them, they are not even offered, cant even audition. I imagine it's like that on ALL aspects. WE ARE A MAjoritY in LA LETS TAKE OUR SHARE!!!!



  65. 65

    What do you want them to do Perez? Hire Latinos over more skilled and experienced people?



  66. 66

    15 years ago in the U.S. media

    The networks have the right to do whatever they want to do and who to cast in projects. Who cares if there's no Gays in the media? If you want Gays in the media, put up your own network! Then Ellen got her ass kicked off her show by coming out of the closet. Thank God GLAAD stepped in.



  67. 67

    50 Years ago in the US

    The networks have the right to do whatever they want to do and who to cast in projects. Who cares if there are no blacks in the media and most were done by whites in black face? If you blacks in the media, put up your own network! Thank God the NAACP stepped in 15 years ago and said NO, Hollywood will have to create Jobs for blacks. You see where this is going?



  68. 68

    20 years ago

    What do you want them to do Jesse Jackson and NAACP? Hire Blacks over more skilled and experienced white actors? Nobody wants to se blacks on TV. Get your own network. You see where this is going, you bunch of ignorant posters in here? People tend to havevery short memories about what tv was like just 15-20 years ago.



  69. 69

    America does not equal black and white. Black people aren't even the second largest population group in the US anymore so why are there so many of them on TV? You know why? Because 15 years ago, Jesse Jackson and the NAACP strong armed the Jews by playing the racecard on why there are so few blacks and minorities in the media. The problem was they were really just playing the race card on why there were so few blacks on TV and forgot about the "minority" part of it. !5 years later, there are fewer nonblack miniority in the media yet the amount of blacks in the media, keeps on growing and will continue to grow, because they'll take the racial line one what race of people they will let in in Hollywood. Sadly enough, blacks are becoming the status quote as they hire their own and only their own as the Jews did. What ever happened to the good fight where they founght to get rid of tokenism rather than to set up another racial teir in Hollywood for their own benefit? What of the representation of other minorities?



  70. 70

    30 years ago in Hollywood:

    no we are sick of black people thinking they have talent when they don't. Maybe there are not that many talented blacks out there. They are good at crime, being on welfare, having kids that's it and asking for free shit. Stop pulling the race card for everything that does not go your way. Blacks get more free things off welfare then any other race put together education and food and you don't even have to work for it.

    From the posts, in here, people really have short memories……..



  71. 71

    You do know that prior, to 15-20 years ago, there were very few blacks and Gays on tv right? Jesse Jackson, the NAACP and GLAAD at different times had to use to race card or the homphobe card to get the Jews in the business to set up an "affirmative action" like plan to increase the amount of black and gay roles in the media. Without it, tv and the media in general would still be pretty white and Ellen would definitely NOT have a talk show much less a job in the industry.



  72. 72

    When they were founded, advancement organizations based on race (NAACP, LULAC, etc.) served a purpose because there was a racial bias in this country. Now they serve only to draw attention to a race issue that has basically been settled. They are now part of the problem. No one cares about your race/sexual preference. Don't use it as a crutch.



  73. 73

    I think, now that blacks in Hollywood are now the status qoute, they really don't care about any other minorities out there. It's like they're saying, we got ours already and we don't care if you get yours because all it's going to do is take away from what we have. This is a shame because that was what the Jews once did to them and they forget so fast. Now you tell other groups who want equality to not use race as a crutch but the ONLY reason why there are so many blacks in the media IS because they used race as a crutch. Hypocrisy knows no bounds for all involved when it comes to racial matters in this country it seems.



  74. 74

    Re: landsend1122
    You need to STFU about the JEWS landsend and get over your PREJUDICE against us, your comments are highly offensive and COMPLETELY UNEDUCATED and honestly you just sound JEALOUS of the Jews (which I completely understand) but you need to GET THE EFF OVER IT. If you're fighting for equality for your race, it does not give you the right to put down my religion and basically if you are fighting for equality, yet pointing out bad things about another minority, then it really almost cancels out any argument that you have. Ugh you seriously disgust me.



  75. 75

    Re: landsend1122 – Sounds like you are a shitty hispanic actor who didn't get cast and now is looking for anyone else to blame. People who complain about racial discrimination are some of the most racist people, and your rants are a prime example of this.

  76. @v@ says – reply to this


    76

    Re: landsend1122 – Good point.



  77. 77

    Re: landsend1122 – All I got out of your bullshit is blah blah blacks this and blacks that, jews this and jews that. Honestly the truth is most people don't care about the stories of minorities. Whites are still the largest population in America therefore they are the target market. And latinos might out number blacks but that doesn't mean shit if blacks are larger consumers. I can say for a fact that when I go to the movies the people I see the most are whites and blacks, I never really see that many latinos or asians (in America). And honestly whites and blacks out sale minorities even in their home countries with film and record sales. Example look how well America films do in foreign markets conpared to their domestic films.



  78. 78

    Shame on you ABC, NBC, CBS, & FOX!
    America still has a lot to learn!
    With people like Sarah Palin be heralded as a someone to look up to - what do you expect????



  79. 79

    What Jew/ white Hollywood execs told blacks and gays 20 years ago when blacks and gays were asking for more media representation:

    All I got out of your bullshit is blah blah whites this and whites that, jews this and jews that. Honestly the truth is most people don't care about the stories of blacks, Gays and minorities. Whites are still the largest population in America therefore they are the target market. And blacks might have the second largest population size in the US at a paultry 10% but that doesn't mean shit if whites are larger consumers. I can say for a fact that when I go to the movies the people I see the most are whites, I never really see that many black people (in America) because most of them are in the ghetto. And honestly whites out sale minorities even in their home countries with film and record sales. Example look how well America films do in foreign markets conpared to their domestic films. Nobody, i mean nobody wants to see blacks on tv or the movies and that's why we don't make them. If you have a problem with it get your own studio.

    How soon we forget. That was only about 15-20 years ago. Thank God for affirmative action in Hollywood.



  80. 80

    What Jew/ white Hollywood execs told gays 20 years ago when gays were asking for more media representation:

    All I got out of your bullshit is blah blah whites this and whites that, jews this and jews that, straight this and straight that. Honestly the truth is most people don't care about the stories of homosexuals. Straight people are still the largest population in America therefore they are the target market. And gays might make up a paultry 2% of the US population but that doesn't mean shit if straight white people are the largest consumers. I can say for a fact that when I go to the movies the people I see the most are whites and straight, I never ever see gay people (in America) because most of them are in the closet and they should stay that way. And honestly white straight shows and movies out sale all Gay shows 99.9999999% even in San Francisco. Nobody, i mean nobody wants to see gays on tv or the movies and that's why we don't make them. If you have a problem with it get your own studio.

    How soon we forget. That was only about 15-20 years ago. Thank God for affirmative action in Hollywood.



  81. 81

    Actually, Hispanic American buying power in the US outdraws black American buying power. If you don't believe me, google it. So, if this is the case, then why don't the 2nd largest population in the US with the 2nd largest buying power in the US have the 2nd largest roles in the media in the US? Something is wrong with this picture no?



  82. 82

    There are many talented hispanic actors who don't get the roles they deserve. I think JLo is way overrated and a bad example of talented hispanic actors. She is good in business and publicity, but not talented. But then again, many talented actors in general don't always get the recognition and roles they deserve, but that's life.



  83. 83

    hey lets pull the fricken race card again. maybe there are less because other people were more qualified directors, writers… As for actors, i agree, Hispanics outweigh the african american population, but are rarely seen compared to blacks. but the most disturbing thing about this article is that there is someone out there who's job it is to count the races in showbiz



  84. 84

    Re: BeeLahhve – White people don't complain to BET because it is only one channel, specifically a music oriented one, out of all the others which exclude minority writers, producers, actors, etc. How is that a difficult concept to grasp?



  85. 85

    Carober - You're a *total* idiot. "Soy Tu Duena" is not from a U.S. television network like CBS, NBC, etc. It's a Mexican production that is shown to U.S. audiences in addition to many other international audiences. You are comparing apples to oranges.
    Also, Charlie Sheen's father's family is SPANISH, which last time I checked is part of WESTERN EUROPE, you imbecile! Therefore, he's not Latino. He's white. DUH!!!



  86. 86

    Re: bluedemon – actually Mexican TV is full of Caucasians. Mexican is not a Race, Stupid.



  87. 87

    I understand that homosexual and latino issues are important to you. However, maybe you could also report about other issues like women's rights. Or look at all of your clothes and look at the conditions they are made in. More than likely a sweatshop.