Hispanic Heritage Month? Who Cares?

Hispanic Heritage Month …. Starts Sept. 15 … “the largest minority group in the United States”!! Celebrate …

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Hispanic Heritage Month? Who cares? I do, and you should too!

Every year, as HHM begins on September 15th, I brace myself for the underwhelming reaction that many people, organizations and educational institutions have. Compared to the deluge of support for Black History Month every February, what do we Latinos get every September? Nada.

I’m sure that back in 1968 when President Lyndon Johnson first established a week for the celebration of Hispanic culture, he must have been impressed by contributions made by the likes of Cesar Chavez in establishing the United Farm Workers’ Union or the trailblazing Herman Badilla in New York who would soon be elected as the first Hispanic member of Congress. Maybe Johnson also wanted to appear welcoming to the many refugees who were fleeing Fidel in Cuba, while thousands of Puerto Ricans were serving and dying in Vietnam while they remained banned from…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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