“Eyebrows raise when I request,’Hable mas depacio, por favor.’
My skin is brown just like theirs, but now I’m unworthy of the color ’cause I don’t speak Spanish the way I should. Then they laugh and talk about mi problema in the language I stumble over.”
– Michele Serros (1966-2014), Chicana poet, author, social commentator.
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Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller and poet. Born and raised in the South Bronx, New York City, he grew up in a bicultural environment. Bobby draws on his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire of discourses, readings and performances that celebrates his indigenous heritage.
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