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How Latine People are Excluded in the Media

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“You can’t be 20% of the population and be less than 1% of the stories. That’s exclusion.” Actor and director John Leguizamo and Felix Sanchez, co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, discuss the “digital segregation” of Latine people in the media.

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- As a civil rights issue people do not understand that the failure to include us in the national landscape is by itself a segregation.

And so we are digitally segregated.

- 'Cause we're not underrepresented, we're excluded.

Because you can't be 20% of the population and be less than 1% of the stories, that's exclusion.

- And that is part of what our message has to be, is that we in our own way can be a united voice of asking for accountability and for social justice related to our image and the way that our image gets presented.

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