Why everyone should celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

I was 10-year-old when President Lyndon B. Johnson designated September as Hispanic Heritage Month. President Reagan would later expand the honor to four weeks from September 15-October 15.

I appreciate that our country honors what Hispanics/Latinos have contributed to the U.S. in the past and in the present. As a Mexican-American, I celebrate my Hispanic/Latino heritage every day.

You don’t have to be Hispanic to learn more about us.

This month we should all open our hearts and minds as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  The more we learn about each other the better foundation we have in our country and the more we chip away at the problem of racism.

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About Rebecca Aguilar

Journalism is my life. I've been a reporter for 35 years. My office is the world. During my career I have been honored with 50 journalism awards and nominations. I'm also an Emmy-nominated TV commentator. I'm currently the VP of Programs for SPJ Fort Worth Chapter. I'm also the former VP of Online for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Posted on September 16, 2013, in News Now and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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