2 results for tag: Barriers


NOT a “Poster Community” for Conservative Politics

By Ena Suseth Valladares- CLRJ Director of Research  Contrary to popular perception, we Latin@s* are not ALL socially conservative, nor are we all uniformly religious, nor do we all think in a singular way.  This is because we are NOT a monolithic group of people - our ethnic roots span a vast geographical area - we are Black, Indigenous, mixed race, Asian and white - and some of us are all of the above. Collectively we speak hundreds of languages, practice many religions and have a rich cultural diversity.   And although most of us may hold family as an important value – we also have differing views on what a family entails.  En masse we ...

A Young Latina’s Reflection on “Choice”

By Anonymous- Reproductive Justice advocate The 40th anniversary of Roe V. Wade is approaching and I wonder if being a Latina limits my access to a safe and legal abortion? Coming from a conservative Catholic family and a community whose public education doesn’t provide comprehensive sex education, I could’ve easily blamed myself for becoming pregnant while away from home. ¿Por qué no pensé? ¿Por qué hice una estupidez? (Why wasn’t I thinking? Why such stupidity?) These overwhelming questions could’ve prevented me from realizing that this could’ve happened to anyone. Swaying me to believe that becoming pregnant should be a ...