Hispanic heritage receives meme treatment: “Mordida, Mordida”



“His neck would start to hurt from being in this position for a while,” he said.

Not all memes were created for Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs September 15 through October 15. The radio caller who mistook “Rythm of the Night” for Reeboks or Nikes has already gone viral. (Sally Moon, 27, said on Twitter that the clip had been “permanently tagged” in their brains for over 10 years.) But in a world dominated by Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook, where it all ends online, memes took on new meaning during Hispanic Heritage Month.

“For me, it means a time to appreciate where we’ve all come from,†Mr. Sanchez said. “It’s also a time when we all realize and relate to each other. That even though we come from different places or countries, we all have similar customs and the same idiosyncrasies.

Hispanic Heritage Month began as a week-long celebration after President Lyndon Johnson enacted the National Hispanic Heritage Week bill in 1968. Twenty years later President Ronald Reagan signed into law which extended the celebration to a full month.

“Hispanic Heritage Month also gives other ethnicities the opportunity to see that we are not very different from each other and to appreciate the rich cultural diversity that we bring to the table,†Sanchez said. , who was born in Nicaragua and now lives in Virginia.

Companies like Target, T-Mobile, and the NFL are taking their own steps to recognize the month. Target has partnered with Hispanic designers and entrepreneurs to create a limited-time collection of shirts, coffee mugs and other accessories. T-Mobile, in conjunction with iHeartMedia, has pledged to donate over $ 100,000 to the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. And the NFL put a tilde over the N in its logo, among other efforts.

While the company’s actions and initiatives take steps to recognize the month and the people who support it, tweets are a way of honoring your legacy with a laugh.

Yet some believe that a month is not enough to recognize a group that represents millions in the United States.


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