Can you be both black and Mexican at the same time in South L.A.? For BuzzFeed Ideas, Walter Thompson-Hernandez interviewed a handful of Blaxicans from Los Angeles about the complexity of identifying as both black and Mexican. In his essay, he retraces the history of the term and describes the challenges of those who have embraced both cultures. Read it at .
This week, Walter Thompson-Hernandez interviewed a handful of South L.A. residents about the complexity of identifying a Blaxican. Read that and other essays from , , , and more.
If so, write an essay that defines this locale as a gathering point for many diverse cultures.If this assignment does not interest you, write an essay that begins by explaining how, in “Blaxicans,” Rodriguez views the attitudes of American citizens towards immigrants.