This week on Being Latino on Facebook: Latinos on TV, rice and beans, Mitt Romney, and Afro-Latinos, and immigration.

When compared to the rise in the number of Latinos now living in the U.S., TV shows are still far behind the times in representing quality Latino characters and/or shows. As new characters have been recently introduced, outrage at stereotyping has followed. But are these representations truly worthy of our outrage or a simple combination of hypersensitivity and the overall decline of quality programming?

For many, if not most, Latinos rice and beans are staples in their homes. While the Latino diet is often said to be unhealthy, contrary to popular belief rice and beans offer a wide variety of health benefits.

As the election year wears on, we’re served with a daily influx of information about candidates that seems to be intended to either shock us or pander to us. Rarely is this information relevant to any of the issues candidates should be discussing, but it’s just sensational enough to distract us so we don’t call them on it. Such was the non-news that Mitt Romney’s family has ties in Mexico

On the topic of hot-button issues for politicians, immigration continues to be on the top of the list though the reality is that with the poor state of our economy, immigration has decreased as the U.S. is not seen as the land of riches it once was.  

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