He was only 19 when he died in 1918, a kid who would become America’s first Latino Medal of Honor Recipient.
His posthumous Medal of Honor for heroism came in 1919, but his acknowledgement as a Latino had to wait until 1989.
David Bennes Barkley was born March 31, 1899 in Laredo in Webb County in south Texas, to Josef and the former Antonia Cantú.
He grew up with his Mexican-American mother. He enlisted in the Army when the United States entered what was then known as the Great War.
He used his Anglo father’s name to avoid being segregated into a non-combat unit. [Mas…]
Like puro pochos, the peeps at Latino USA talk Spanglish. In this episode they talk about their favorite Spanglish vocabulary words and also check in with expert and POCHO amigo Professor Ilan Stavans, who literally wrote the book on Spanglish. [Mas…]
China and India now top Mexico as leading sources of new immigrants to the United Estates, new data reveals.
What are the Pocho Ocho top changes we can expect from these evolving patterns in immigration?
8. Indian actors will replace Puerto Ricans playing Mexicans on TV
7. San Jose, California will be known as Sanjay, California
6. White people will be considered “the model minority” [Mas…]
Mainstream media is full of Latinos — Latino criminals, Latina maids and exotic Latino sex machines. Ordinary people just like you? Not so much. [Video by David Viramontes.]