Showing posts with label Jessica Alba. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jessica Alba. Show all posts

Friday, June 29, 2012

Lit Links & Scoops

This organization, Teach Twice,  creates culturally relevant books with local artists and authors in developing countries.

Brazilian prisoners given novel way to reduce their sentence, a reduction of four days for every book they read.

Robert Rodriguez' "Machete Kills" sequel has already begun filming in Texas, starring Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara and Zoe Saldana. Charlie Sheen is in negotiations to play the U.S. president in the film.

Race is the source of substantial divides within the creative class. More than eight in ten (80.9 percent) of creative class jobs are held by whites, who make up just 74 percent of the nation’s population. The rest are more or less evenly split among the three remaining racial groups—African Americans (6.8 percent), Hispanics (6.2 percent), and Asians (6.1 percent).

Love this! 7 Authors Model Summer's Most Sizzling (Under-$100!) Outfits

Orlando is now the second-largest hub of Puerto Ricans in the U.S behind New York.

Your eReader is Keeping Track of Your Behavior.

And, lastly: YES!!!!


Friday, June 15, 2007

Jessica Alba Cuts Loose her Hispanic Heritage

From an http://sfida.blog-city.com/ email:


With an expanding string of strange quotes being attributed to her, Jessica Alba is gradually making the queer transition from sex symbol to self-loathing, Mexican sex symbol. Consider this Grand Wizard-esque tidbit: "I've got cousins galore. Mexicans just spread all their seeds. And the women just pop them out." Holy shit! Did she say "pop them out"? And then there's this one:

"My grandfather…tried to forget his Mexican roots, because he never wanted his kids to be made to feel different in America. He and my grandmother didn't speak Spanish to their children. Now, as a third-generation American, I feel as if I have finally cut loose."

I understand that people have a desire to assimilate and be accepted for who they are rather than what their ethnicity is. But talking about how proud you are to be a part of the generation that was finally able to get rid of that whole "Mexican" burden is fucked up on a variety of levels, each riddled with more shame than the one prior. Zapata's mustache just fell off in Heaven.


Update: One of my readers direct us to: http://highbridnation.highbrid.com/?p=2615
for a very passionate and well spoken comment on Jessica's statement.
 
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