In this debut episode, host William D. Caballero examines Spanish colonization and the various peoples and cultures that came fused together to create the Latin-American identity. It also examines the dangerous impact of a society that excludes people from contributing culturally, due to the color of their skin, how they worship, and who they love.
This episode explores the notion of a “single story,” a phrase coined by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This can be summed up as an unbalanced social narrative caused when the majority culture dominates and shapes the stories of minority cultures. In order to counter this influence, it is the responsibility of artists of color to create powerful art in their own unique voice.