Does It Matter That Rosie Perez Is The First Latina Co-Host Of 'The View'? : Code Switch : NPR: he View just made history in naming Rosie Perez as a new co-host of ABC's daytime chat show.
ABC revealed Wednesday that Perez would join former GOP strategist Nicolle Wallace, teaming with stars Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg when The View's new season debuts Sept. 15.
In hiring Perez, a Brooklyn-born daughter of Puerto Rican parents, ABC did something new: It named the first Latina as a regular co-host in The View's 17-year history.
Which raises an important question: Will it matter?
For those of us who think representation is important, the answer is: lots.