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Friday, November 11th, 2016

Latino Veterans, by the numbers

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Happy Veteran’s Day! To all U.S. Veteran’s, thank you for your service. I’m sensing we all need a break from the barrage of political news. So . . . ►Veteran’s Day numbers 10,000 – The number of Latinos who fought, on both sides, in the U.S. Civil War. 200,000 – The

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

The Latino Giant is Voting Because it Decided to, Not Because it woke Up

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If what we’ve been hearing from early voter turnout is true, this is a statement year for Latino politics and for the Latino vote. Less than a month ago the Pew Research Center...

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Here’s how Latinos could win this election

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I pick this as the emblematic picture of the day – actually, of the Latino early vote in general. It’s the line to cast early votes in the Cardenas Market in Clark County,...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Jill Stein Is The Only Presidential Candidate Embracing the Term Latinx This Election

*I’m not a fan of the whole Latinx thing because I get mired in pronouns: is it hx, shx, thxm, hxr, and what about our? Xxr? Anyway . . . VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3 minute read) On September...

Friday, September 9th, 2016

U.S. Latino Population Growth and Dispersion Has Slowed Since the Onset of the Great Recession

*Lower Latino migration and birthrates mean Latinos are no longer the fastest growing group in the U.S. VL By  Renee Stepler and Mark Hugo Lopez, Pew Research Center The nation’s Latino population has long been characterized by...

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

‘Latinx is me’: How one letter links controversy, community

*Where do you fall on Latinx? I’m not a fan. I understand that people want a non-binary gender term that fits them. But I don’t think it’ll stick. Because if I have a Latinx friend, and hx...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

101-Year-Old Mexican Abuelito Got His U.S. Citizenship To Vote Against Donald Trump

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco This is worth the two minutes the story lasts. Ignacio, 101, and Maria Guadalupe Correa, 94, Villegas have lived in the U.S. since 1968. Their permanent residency status was good enough for them,...

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Minority babies are the majority among the nation’s infants, but only just

*The day minorites become the majority in the U.S. is already here, among babies younger than 1-year-old. We’re not surprised. VL By D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center Factank (3 minute read) The U.S. is projected to have...

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Should “Hispanic” be a race?

*First off, this shouldn’t be a serious question. Second, the answer is no. Third, who is “Jane the Actuary.” Fourth, give this piece a chance, Jane says there should be a U.S. Census category for “person having...

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

From One Guatemalan’s Journey, A Whole Community Rises In Long Island

*This is my favorite read of the day. Do yourself a favor, read this story, or listen to it. It first aired on NPR’s All Things Considered. It tells a story of Latinos in the U.S., repeated...

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

The Nation’s Latino Population Is Defined by Its Youth

*This article is chock-full of Latino millennial statistics: nearly half of native-born Latinos are younger than 18; one fourth of all U.S. Latinos are millennials; 44 percent of U.S. Latino eligible voters are millennials. It goes on,...

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

An Emerging Entry In America’s Multiracial Vocabulary: ‘Blaxican’

*This isn’t the first time I hear the word, but it’s the first time I read about it . . . and it’s about time. Giving something a name is the first step toward mainstreaming an idea....

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Mapping the Latino Electorate by Congressional District

*What’s startling to me about this map, after I went to my congressional district and found that it’s 60% Latino, was the number of districts represented by anti-Latino, anti-immigrant congressperson where Latinos are the majority eligible voting...

Monday, January 25th, 2016

For Many Latinos, Race Is More Culture Than Color

*This is an old issue, but this article focuses, in part, on the political consequences of the answer. Political representation (voting districts) is divided by racial identification with the idea of equal representation in mind. But Latinos...

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