Kat Lazo Explains Latina Privilege [Video]


Well-known Youtuber Kat Lazo is educating the public on Latina Privilege.

In a video posted last Thursday, the YouTube personality asked Latino and Latina viewers to consider how they might benefit from certain privileges due to their ethnicity.

“As a Latina, I know that we’re marginalized by the media, by public policies and by society,” Lazo says at the beginning of the video. “But we’re not all marginalized in the same way or even to the same degree. It’s all dependent on a multitude of factors.”

Lazo then breaks down how things like immigration status, class, gender and race can have bad beneficial effects on a person’s quality of life. The video blogger also explained why she felt so compelled to discuss privilege in the Latino community.

“I wanted to make this video because I think many of us Latinx often forget to check our own privilege,” Lazo said. “For me, as the daughter of immigrants who grew up in a predominantly white neighborhood, it became all too easy to understand how my family and I were marginalized by society at large. But what didn’t come as easy was understanding the way that I was privileged outside of that neighborhood and on a grander scale.”

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