The Impact of Hate Speech on Latinos

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
4-5:30 pm
Room: 
Governors Square 12
Activity: 
Social Justice and the Fight for Media Equality

All too often, the media depict Latinos in dehumanizing terms (witness the current debate over immigration reform, and the reliance on language like “illegals”). Hate speech from right-wing talk radio has shaped how the public views the Latino community. And media conglomerates frequently perpetuate stereotypes through social networks. This session will explore hate speech and stereotyping in the media and consider ways to counteract this messaging. The panel will also address how inequality in media ownership influences portrayals of Latinos — and look at what is being done to change this dynamic.

The documentary Latinos Beyond Reel will be screened prior to this conversation on Sat. at 2 p.m.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good