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Dr. Noriega in Wrap Pro: “How ‘In the Heights’ Could Flip the Script on Hollywood’s Sketchy History With Latino Culture”


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Chon Noriega, professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television and former director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, said that “In The Heights” is a welcome counter to Hollywood’s decades-long tendency to not only stereotype Latinos as maids, gang-bangers and sex symbols but also to homogenize the various cultures of Latin … Continued

Chon Noriega, professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television and former director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, said that “In The Heights” is a welcome counter to Hollywood’s decades-long tendency to not only stereotype Latinos as maids, gang-bangers and sex symbols but also to homogenize the various cultures of Latin America even in films that show that culture in a positive light.