In case you haven’t noticed, there is a significant disproportion of negative media highlighting Latinos in this country of ours. Can I accuse the media for doing this on purpose? I don’t think so. Can I accuse them for not making a conscious effort to highlight more positive news that give the spot light to Latinos achieving success? Absolutely yes! Our kids are starving for positive role models out there in national media. As a Latina mom, I wake up every day with the fear of getting my boys exposed to yet another Latino fugitive in the news. So I take it as my responsibility to dig for successful Latinos and make a huge deal about them with my kids. Their success become our success for sure.
Given the heat of the 2012 Olympics these days, I embarked on expedition “Atletas” and looked for all the Hispanic champions that can make our little Latinitos proud. I’m happy to report that there are more than I even expected and their stories can become an inspiration to gain all the sports related values. Dedication, consistency, perseverance, ambition, endurance, and patience are only some of the good habits and values our kids can learn by reading the stories of these atletas. Here they are:
To learn more about them, you can go to their respective websites:
I might have missed a few. So if you know of anyone else please let me know!
Oye! I wear many other hats. Let’s become BFF!
Ana La Revolucionaria can be found on LATISM
Ana La Education Geek can be found on PlazaFamilia
More Blábeando but way shorter on Twitter: AnaRC