Day: March 26, 2015

Editor’s Note: Univision’s dismissal of Rodner Figueroa following a racist remark he made about First Lady Michelle Obama has sparked a series of commentaries in the Spanish-language press about racism in the Latino community. In this editorial in today’s La Opinión, editors write that unfortunately, racism and classism are alive and well in the Hispanic community.

Univision host Rodner Figueroa’s comment about First Lady Michelle Obama rightfully caused a commotion around the topic of racism and discrimination among the Latino community, who are sometimes both victims and perpetrators.