We’ve all had that experience of feeling like the worst Latino in the room, if not on the planet. Senior producer A.C. Valdez talks with several Latinos about the insecurity of being Latino, how buzzfeed lists and stereotypes reinforce it, and asks listeners to speak out about it.
Photo courtesy of Flying Saucer Diet
A.C. Valdez is Latino USA’s Senior Producer. A.C. Valdez comes to Latino USA by way of public radio shows like America Abroad, The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU-FM’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and Tell Me More. He’s worked with reporters from around the world, coordinated performances with groups like The Noisettes, and done in-depth work on the U.S. military’s counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan. A native of Washington, D.C., A.C. Is a graduate of Emerson College. He looks a lot like Pitbull.