Open Letter Written by 26 Women Academics About Junot Díaz Says Media and Tweets Are to Blame

“The resulting characterization of Díaz as a dangerous and aggressive sexual predator from whom all women must be protected reinforces racist stereotypes that cast Blacks and Latinxs as having an animalistic sexual ‘nature.'”

  • May 14, 2018
  • 4:32 PM

Junot Díaz’s Mask: This Is How He Lost It

The award-winning author, recognizing his protected status, based his career and existence on misogyny, to the point that he could no longer differentiate the sexism portrayed in his fiction from his real life mistreatment of women—particularly women of color.

  • May 10, 2018
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Junot Díaz Lays Out Some Serious Truth About Representation in New NPR Interview

“We are not the stories that people who are full of hate tell about us”

  • Apr 6, 2018
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Oficial dominicano comparte respuesta con Latino Rebels defendiendo su correo electrónico a Junot Díaz

Para los que leyeron la traducción al inglés que hizo José Santana acerca de un correo electrónico criticando al autor Junot Díaz, le pasamos la versión original en español que Santana compartió con nosotros. Esta versión también se encuentra aquí. (Observación del editor: Errores ortográficos y mecánicos son del autor y no de nosotros.) “La Soberanía […]

  • Dec 28, 2013
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Dominican Gov’t Official Who Called Junot Díaz a “Pseudo Intellectual” in Email Responds to Us

Remember José Santana? He was the Dominican government official who sent a scathing email to author Junot Díaz about the whole Haiti-Dominican Republic citizenship controversy. The email accused Díaz of being a “fake and overrated pseudo intellectual” who doesn’t even speak Spanish well. Santana emailed us a response to our story and had it translated […]

  • Dec 27, 2013
  • 3:26 PM

Junot Díaz Responds to Dominican Critics with Bilingual Facebook Post

Many were wondering when author Junot Díaz would respond to a barrage of critiques, including those from a Dominican author and a government official. This morning, Díaz’s Facebook page posted the following comments:

  • Dec 4, 2013
  • 12:28 PM

Dominican Govt Official’s Email to Junot Díaz: You’re a “Fake and Overrated Pseudo Intellectual” Who Needs to Speak Spanish Better

In an email obtained by Latino Rebels, José Santana, the Executive Director of the Dominican Republic’s International Advisory Committee on Science and Technology, an organization created by former president Leonel Fernández, lambasted author Junot Díaz for critical comments about current Dominican politicians, specifically in how they are using the current controversy surrounding Dominicans of Haitian […]

  • Dec 3, 2013
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Why Is Giovanny Cruz Crapping on Fellow Dominicans Junot Díaz and Julia Álvarez?

Last week Dominican writer Giovanny Cruz wrote a rather scathing and nationalistic op-ed in basically slamming fellow Dominican writers Junot Díaz and Julia Álvarez for writing a letter to The New York Times criticizing the Dominican government for its recent ruling on citizenship for Haitians. The October 29 Times letter, co-signed by Díaz, Álvarez, Mark Kurlansky […]

  • Dec 3, 2013
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VIDEO: Junot Díaz Talks Immigration and “The Superman Question” on “The Colbert Report”

Last night Junot Díaz appeared on “The Colbert Report” talking literature, immigration, and Freedom University, a college for undocumented student. Like he tells Colbert, “Every single immigrant we have, undocumented or documented, is a future American. That’s just the truth of it.” And then what about the “Superman Question?” You do know that Superman is […]

  • Mar 26, 2013
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Junot Diaz and Other Global Writers Condemn Arizona’s “Racist” School Curriculum Law

Tuesday at the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference, writers from all over the world—including Pulitzer Prize novelist Junot Diaz—issued a statement condemning Arizona's House Bill 2281, the law that allowed for the banning of books at Tucson Unified School District  and the dismantling of TUSD's Mexican American Studies program.   We, the undersigned writers attending the […]

  • Aug 23, 2012
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Don’t Tell Latinas to Sit Down and Shut Up About #MeToo

Start promoting and uplifting their voices.

  • May 14, 2018
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Why Latino Parents Should Embrace Race

Because collectively, we move closer to reclaiming our identity.

  • May 2, 2018
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The Battle for Mexican-American Studies in Tucson: What Happened This Week

It’s a case that few are following, but we have been for years.

  • Jun 30, 2017
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College Protesters: Picking Up Where Others Won’t

Student protesters are confirming that free speech is alive and well at college campuses.

  • Mar 15, 2017
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Anthology of #LatinoLit Science Fiction/Fantasy to Take Off!

A new anthology featuring 21st-century Latino and Latina writers and artists helps imagine a our past, present and future.

  • Nov 18, 2016
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The Talk of the Brown

How a lack of Latino writers at the New Yorker and other media outlets shapes coverage of Latinos.

  • Mar 7, 2016
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The Black History of Latinos

How Latinos should celebrate Black History Month.

  • Feb 21, 2016
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‘Barrio Imbroglio’: Daniel Cubias on Writing a Detective Novel

A conversation with Daniel Cubias, author of the new detective novel ‘Barrio Imbroglio,’ on writing, Latino authors and self-publishing.

  • Nov 27, 2015
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Meet LAK6, the Newest Latina Superhero by Darryl Makes Comics

DMC editor-in-chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez discusses their latest crime fighter, and why it’s important for kids of color to see themselves reflected in comics.

  • Oct 4, 2015
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Underwater Dreams at #DreaMIT Triumphs

I have become highly skeptical of immigration movies. I don’t know why, but maybe it’s because our collective has received so many emails this year, that it suddenly feels like overkill. Immigration rights is a “hot topic,” and while more and more projects have become real movies and even Oscar winners, very little has happened […]

  • Oct 26, 2014
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An Open Letter to New York’s Governor Cuomo on Dominican Republic Citizenship Problem

Dear Governor Cuomo, As members of the Dominican-American community in New York City, we were appalled that, during a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, you failed to address a grave situation of ongoing human rights violations in the country. Since a ruling issued by the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal last year, the Dominican government has […]

  • Oct 23, 2014
  • 8:27 AM