When we set out to produce The New Majority podcast, we wanted to create a space that amplifies the voices of accomplished Latino leaders whose stories are not readily told by the mainstream media.
Three remarkable seasons later and having spoken with some the most influential Latino executives in America—as well as important allies of our community—we’ve begun to see patterns emerge.
There are underlying themes running through each episode of The New Majority and in the lives of the podcast’s central heroes. The desire to prove people wrong, to buck conventional attitudes, the impulse to include and bring others along, and the tension of belonging, while not belonging all the same.
These narrative tributaries flow through our headsets to distill an image of a multicultural and complex community that is as deep as the lives of the individuals interviewed on our show.
In a profound way, this podcast is helping me and the team at Hispanic Executive shape the narrative of Latinos in America even further, which is why each episode intentionally ends with our guests sharing their take on the story of Latinos in America today, and most interestingly, what their title for the story of our lives is.
Therefore, it is only fitting for us to also rethink the title of this show because there is nothing new about Latinos in America.
We’ve been here for quite some time and whether you see us and ignore us or you simply refuse to see us, we know this to be 100% true: America wouldn’t exist without us and that America wouldn’t thrive without us.
We hear it from our guests—both Latinos and non-Latinos—and we hear it from you, our audience.
So, if we were to rethink the title of this show, it would be a name that captures the reality that Latinos are multicultural as America itself is multicultural.
And that for us, Latinos are America. That although we will be the majority in numbers sometime in the distant future, we are the majority now in spirit.
It’s in that spirit that we have decided to rename our show.
Welcome to The Latino Majority podcast.
Pedro A. Guerrero
Publisher, Hispanic Executive
Host, The Latino Majority
Thank you to everyone who has tuned in over the past year and a half of producing this remarkable show. We are humbled at the feedback we’ve received and inspired by the stories we’ve been able to tell. Your support in listening, downloading and sharing this podcast matters in our effort to elevate Latino success.
If you have a question or suggestion for the show, send us an email at [email protected].