I’ve always wondered why I never had that special
relationship with any of my grandparents. Both of my mother’s parents are still
alive while my father’s mother stands widowed. None of the three speak English
particularly well and it is a constant struggle to communicate with each other.
Is that it? Is that the sole reason I’ve never had that beautiful relationship
so many of my close friends and other family members have with their
grandparents? I honestly envy my friends with every fiber of my being when they
tell me about their experiences with their grandparents. Is it my fault for not
learning their native language? Is it theirs for not adapting to the
As a proud Puerto-Rican living here in the Bronx, I have to
admit that many of the said stigmas are true. Puerto-Ricans, especially those
living in the Bronx, rarely know Spanish or are drastically disconnected from
their heritage. I’ve been blessed to grow up around a plethora of different
cultures which has ultim…
Are these new cartoons pushing the envelope with their
hidden gay agenda? How could we possibly allow Disney to get away with polluting
the minds of our youth with this constant gay propaganda?
Sounds absurd, right?
Welcome to 2017, where people are actually considering the inclusion
of gay characters on a Disney Channel show to be “pushing it too far.”
Firstly, I’d like to address the elephant in the room by pointing
out the flashing rays of homophobia seeping through the blinds.
Your child is not being exposed to any harmful content by
watching what should assimilate reality in every aspect. It almost seems as if
they’re labelling the inclusion of gay characters in a cartoon to be under the
same umbrella as drugs, violence, language, and explicit depictions of sexual
behavior. Although these aspects of what may be deemed unsuitable for children
can be argued to be far too mature for said audiences, gay characters or the
acknowledgement of a gay relationship in a cartoon is as or…