Carlos Martinez


Carlos Martinez has experienced a lot in his life so far: from living in a pretty dangerous community in the Bronx, moving to Ohio and losing a little bit of his Spanish, and having such strong roots to his ‘native’ country and culture. His history gives us an image of what it is like being a Latino with African heritage and the social challenges that he has had to face in his life. Apart from the challenges, we can also see his love for languages with the ones with which he has grown up, the languages that he learns now, and how he helps others here to learn other languages and give them inspiration to be successful in their lives. The main message of the interview that he has communicated is that, each person, each Latin@, is different. You shouldn’t generalize anyone because you can’t know what languages they speak or what their life is like- for everyone, it’s different.