Hispanic Heritage Month

Stripping Stereotypes Out Of Hispanic Heritage Month

This year, it’s time to make Hispanic Heritage Month a more authentic and meaningful experience for everyone involved. Why? For too long, many companies have chosen to use stereotypical representations of Hispanic culture – largely appropriated from Mexican tropes – as their anchor points throughout the month. In response, people aren’t making new connections or developing any new understanding about the Hispanic experience or their Latinx colleagues, an outcome that runs counter to the spirit of Hispanic Heritage Month.

That so many stereotypes have burrowed themselves into typical Hispanic Heritage Month event schedules is understandable. Concepts anchored around Taco Tuesdays, ....