Monday, March 28, 2016

A New Latino Family On TV

Disney channel just launched the show Stuck in the Middle. The Diaz family is the latest family to hit the airwaves on Disney Channel. They are not just a family, they are a BIG family.




Yes 7 kids. The show is from the perspective of Harley Diaz, the middle child. She has 2 older sisters and 1 older brother and 2 little brothers and a baby sister.

My kids were really excited for this new show. I had no idea that it was a Latino family until I walked by while they were watching an episode and I overheard the term "abuelita" and stopped and watched for a few minutes. Of course I was sucked in. I am a sucker for disney channel shows. (Austin and Ally Forever!)

I watched the first episode with bated breathe. I tend to be over critical when mainstream media takes on Latino culture. My activist background just brings it out in me. But I have to say that I loved the show. Instead of focusing on culture, the focus was on family. More importantly growing up in a large family. This is a show and a family that anyone can relate to. I kinda love that. No matter the color of skin, or the background family is family as we can all relate to the highs and lows of growing up with a strong family who loves you. 

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