Category: Society & Culture

Latinx On The Rise is a podcast dedicating to uncovering stories about Latinx all around the world. I will be interviewing activists, artist and content creators who are working for and with the Latinx community.

American Dirt- a conversation with Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

February 19, 2020

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez joins us again to talk about American Dirt, she gives insight on the publishing world. We discuss just how much money is funding the contrived controversy of American Dirt. 

We also delve into Oprah's culpability in reducing the immigrant experience to stereotypes. Let's be honest, Oprah does not care. It's been a month since the book has officially hit the shelves and she is still promoting the hell out of the book. 

Oprah and Cummins are financially benefitting from the outrage that came from this book at every turn. 

Valdes-Rodriguez talks about her blog post where she reflected on her first hand experience with Cisnero's and Maria Hinojosa which may surprise you. When we talk about supporting each other are we talking about supporting all Latinx or just those who agree with us? 


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