The book is not meant to be passively absorbed, but read actively and interactively. The material in the final section is meant to help the reader and the student of film and media to develop and strengthen analytical skills and a critical eye. These new skills, plus the insights derived from individual chapters, can be applied to numerous movies available at video stores and libraries and to material from syndicated television shows. These skills can also be applied to new television shows and movies as they are presented. My hope is that as more people become aware of past biases and injustices, things will begin to change and we will see improvement in the validity and honesty with which Latinos and others are portrayed.