America is no longer changing … It has changed. To be sure, demographics move more rapidly than the mainstream culture, but sheer numbers eventually transform and redefine the whole. In this way, the American scene is changing rather rapidly and this is no where more true than in the economy.
Take for example, the connection between television, the internet, radio and politics as popular mediums that are driven by “consumers.” Hispanics are increasingly becoming a growing and vibrant segment of every important sector of the economy and young entrepreneurs are finally stepping up to the plate. One example is Hollywood success story filmmaker Robert Rodriguez of popular mainstream hits such as Spy Kids and Sin City.
Hispanic influence on the mainstream culture has been slow in coming, especially since many of the mainstream mediums that magnify an ethnic group’s interests and influence have not embraced the sleeping giant that is the nation’s latino community. This cannot hold much longer. A generation of educated and ambitious Hispanic leaders is coming of age.
The numerical reality of the Hispanic community is not reflected in the nation’s identity nor in its financial success indicators. This is rapidly changing and it will impact the work that you do and who you do it with sooner than you may think.
“With films like El Mariachi, Desperado, Spy Kids and Sin City, Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has carved out a career on Hollywood’s fringe. He is a key member of the digital filmmaking revolution and the original indie film bootstrapper, having funded his debut movie with cash he earned from being a medical test dummy. Now, he’s turning his attention to the world of television with his own network, El Rey, bringing his tastes to a mass audience and filling in a few gaps for the Hispanic population in the process.
It’s one of a handful of new networks launching this spring headlined by bold face names, a happy byproduct of Comcast/Universal merger and a requirement from the FCC that ten networks be given to independent owners and operators, four with a minority focus. Others getting into the network game include Magic Johnson and Sean Combs.”