Please Stop Calling Us Minorities! We All Know That's Unfair Label With Negative Connotations

"In this society many words have double meanings. I feel that everyone that has been called a minority at one time or another has felt that something is wrong. We have been conditioned to think that this is OK, but it is not. Our young people feel the impact of the bad connotations and because of this will start to act like second-class citizens. Let's just be who we are: Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Koreans, African-Americans and so on. Let's not allow the government and mainstream America be too lazy to refer to us by our proper origin."

 

Soraida Martinez

© Copyright 1994

Acrylics on Canvas, 36" x 48", 1994