Hispanic Heritage month is officially underway (Sept 15-Oct 15) and the gorgeous and talented singer Becky G took to Twitter this past Thursday to host a live question and answer session in honor of and allowed fans to submit whatever questions they wanted to know. One of the topics that came up was submitted by Remezcla, they wanted to know what challenges Becky believes that Hispanics are facing right now in the United States. She replied, “I think the biggest challenge facing Latinos in the U.S. right now is deportation and lack of respect,” she responded. “I think our hard work, our dedication, what we bring to this country, our unity is overlooked a lot of the time, and I think we need to make a change about that.”
Becky has been very outspoken about the way she feels and recently even wrote an essay for Pop Sugar Latina, Hispanic Heritage Month discussing second and third generation born American Latinos. Becky wrote, “You don’t look Latina’ or ‘You don’t even speak Spanish. The truth is, the lack of language knowledge does not lessen the Latin blood running through our veins or the stories our last names carry. There is no ‘look’ to the passion us Latinos carry within us.”
She continued: “Although my Spanish is flawed and I didn’t grow up in Mexico, I take pride in my roots. My family’s history and the fact that all the traditions and morals passed down have shaped me to be who I am today is what it means to be a second-generation-born Mexican-American for me.”
Read the full article at latina.com including details about her first spanish sigle, Sola.