Placido Salazar psalazar9@satx rr com
Mr. Rodriguez, thank you for your input on this topic.
Mexican” feeling in Hollywood continues to negatively affect too
many of our very-talented Mexican-American artists, producers and directors.
It’s certainly not due to a shortage of talent; but
unfortunately, several of our performers have found it more-convenient to change their names, in order to blend in.
, have found opportunities, or even success, without name changes. More importantly, it has negatively affected the Mexican-
American community from being able to tell “our story”…… the
thousands of stories of
forefathers, going back to our Indigenous roots. We are talking about a civilized culture that inhabited the Southwestern United States
and even further North, long before the incursion of Northeasterners. During our frequent appearances before the Texas State Board of Education, which unfortunately has a majority
of “Christian Conservatives,” which to me is a synonym with “Racist”, I have frequently asked, “Why are you so afraid that our children might
Is it because you see the writing on the
wall, that real soon, you will be the ‘minority’?
Well, why does Hollywood still harbor a racist attitude, when the fastest growing
‘minority’ group also represent a fast
-growing group of movie-goers and consumers? I strongly believe that any child in America, should be able to find information about their roots, in their school or public library. With that in mind, I am producing a documentary highlighting