Gabriel Lerner: Semana Latina: How Far Have Judeo-Latino Relations Progressed?
The Huffington Post - USA - almost 5 years
Years ago, I was invited to a debate in Los Angeles about relations between Jews and Latinos. At the time, I lashed out at some of the participants who were idealizing the relationship between the two groups. For many, I said, the only time they talk to a Latino is when they're asking someone to mow their backyards, watch over their children, or clean their dirty clothes.
More than a decade later, the situation has improved. There seems to be a new - or additional - level of communication and understanding between both communities, fueled by a series of common initiatives.
For me, as a Jewish Latino, it mattered.
A recent survey by Latino Decisions shows that "positive views in the Latino community about Jews on a wide range of issues tend to correlate with frequency of personal contacts, and levels of education, income and acculturation."
The study examined "the extent to which Latinos subscribe to both positive and negative stereotypes about the Jewish communi
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