September 15 through October 15 is Hispanic heritage month. This month we acknowledge the myriad of achievements by Hispanic and Latinx Americans in government, activism, arts, science, sports, and beyond. In celebrating these societal contributions, discrimination and under-representation of Hispanic and Latinx Americans must be recognized.
According to a study by the Pew Research Center, Latinx women make about 58 cents on the dollar when compared to white men. While they make up 16% of the U.