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Mar 17, 2003  •  Post A Comment

“No. As an actress and TV/film consultant, I struggle daily with scripts where Cubans say, `Ole,’ Puerto Ricans love mariachis or Mexicans dance the tango. Memo to producers: Hispanics are not `a race.’ Our realities lie beyond your limited Latino life experiences. ”
Christina Sanchez, president, Greenray Entertainment Co., Coral Gables, Fla.
“There has been improvement, but it can get better. Is it possible for casts to be diverse without the diversity of the show becoming a political issue? I hope so.”
John Keyes, programming coordinator, WFTV (ABC), Orlando, Fla.
“Hispanics on TV these days have slightly increased. Positive representation is needed. Like any other minority group, we do not appreciate the token appearances on TV shows.”
Rob Garcia, executive producer, Salsa Televison, Houston