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*The Smithsonian is putting on a celebration of mestizage. The fancy word is “intersectionality,”...

*An interesting premise. But I’m not sure that millennials opting for proper Spanish and...

  • *Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture was in Dallas yesterday, and his remarks about the commercial ties between his country and the U.S. reminds us of the reality we should remember, as Mercedes Olivera wrote to me, “every time Trump speaks.” VL By Mercedes Olivera, Dallas Morning News Every day, about $1.5 billion in goods and services goes […]

  • *I think I may have been able to spell it, under pressure. Not when I was 13 years old though. VL By Yra Simón, Remezcla At the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee – where kid geniuses show off their impressive knowledge of words – Nihar Saireddy Janga and Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar clinched the title and […]

  • By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Documentary film maker Carlos Sandoval has a knack for doing deep-dives into issues and events that frame the U.S. Latino experience. He was in San Antonio for a screening of his film “A Class Apart,” which he produced in 2009. It’s the story of the landmark 1954 Hernandez v Texas, a […]

  • *There’s a very good point in the second layer of this story, about how the use of the word “pocho” revealed a telling lack in decision-making Hollywood. The fact that there was no one in the network hierarchy who understood the term, or knew what to make of it, reveals their Latino blind side and […]

  • *I’m interested, do you think the images of mayhem and Mexican flags helps the Trump casue? VL By Kayla Epstein and Katie Mettler, Washington Post ALBUQUERQUE — What began as an assembly of about 1,000 peaceful protesters outside a Donald Trump rally at the Albuquerque Convention Center morphed into madness Tuesday evening when mostly young, […]

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  • *There’s a very good point in the second layer of this story, about how the use of the word “pocho” revealed a telling lack in decision-making Hollywood. The fact that there was no one in the network hierarchy who...

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