For our fiction edition, Latino USA producer Brenda Salinas tries her hand at satire by reporting about white Americans the same way other communities get covered.
They’re 80 percent of congress, 86 percent of Fortune 500 CEOS, 94 percent of Oscar voters and 93 percent of Oscar winners. They invented lightbulbs, airplanes, fake butter and the internet. They founded institutions of higher learning all over the country. They ended slavery.
Despite all of these achievements, the Non-Hispanic white population is shrinking every year. But just who are white people? Latino USA producer Brenda Salinas went to Times Square to find out more about the history of these proud people.
Before coming on board as an associate producer with Latino USA, Brenda Salinas was awarded the highly competitive Kroc Fellowship at NPR. She has reported pieces for Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Weekends on All Things Considered and for KUHF Houston Public Radio. In college, she started her campus’ only student run foreign-language publication, Nuestras Voces. Brenda has a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University.
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