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Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Latino Millennial footprint of the 2016 elections

*More elusive than the Millennial vote is the Latino millennial vote. Forty-two percent are expected to go to the polls in November and no one can say for certain why. VL By Michelle Adams, Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (5.5 minute read) Latinos, and specifically Latino millennials who make up nearly half of Latino voters, have

Friday, September 16th, 2016

California Passes Game-Changing Ethnic Studies Bill

*It’s being called “the biggest piece of ethnic studies legislation passed in this country’s history.” VL By Roque Planas, Huffington Post California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a landmark bill Tuesday ordering the creation of a model...

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Civil rights groups ask the Department of Education to track education loans for students of color

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Apparently the federal government doesn’t for ask the race or ethnicity of student borrowers, so there’s no way to track how students of color are affected by student debt. The Washington Post reports...

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Why Colleges in Appalachia Are Recruiting Latinos

*An interesting statistic in this piece, kinda geeky. But, six of the 10 states with the fastest-growing Hispanic populations in the country are in the Appalachian South. We’re everywhere. VL By Timothy Pratt, The Atlantic (22 minute...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Hundreds protest ‘racist’ Mexican-American studies textbook at Texas education hearing

*Maybe we should thank the Texas Board of Education for angering Texas Latinos. One of the organizers, Tony Diaz, says there hasn’t been this kind of community energy since the 1960’s. VL By Rebekah Sager, Fox News...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

On eve of Hispanic Heritage Month, California congressman proposes American Latino Museum for third time

*This has been in the works for years and there have been several obstacles. I’m happy to see it finally reaching congress. The idea is to house the American Latino Museum in the Smithsonian Arts and Industries...

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

The shortage of non-white professors is a self-perpetuating problem

*Catch-22: report says here are few Latino PhD professors because there are few Latino PhD professors. VL By Matt Krupnick,  The Hechinger Report/PBS (8.5 minute read) Felecia Commodore came into her job search armed with a University of Pennsylvania doctorate...

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Some rites of passage for Latino males are requirements

*If a young man is old enough to get a regular driver’s license, he’s old enough to register with the Selective Service. It’s a requirement that could affect federal student aid, federal jobs and even immigration proceedings....

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The Textbook That Calls Mexicans Lazy

*We have to keep this issue alive and relevant. Share this, talk about it. VL By J. Weston Phippen, The Atlantic (8minute read) For years teachers and activists in Texas had tried to get Mexican American studies on...

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Trump ‘wall’ gag at high school football pep rally draws cries of racism

*This was reported yesterday. There’s a blatant reference to Trump’s wall. It keeps happening . . . VL By Sarah Mervosh, Dallas News (4.45 minute read) A suburban high school football rivalry escalated Friday after a Donald Trump-themed pep...

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

A young man’s plans for after-high school should include the Selective Service

SPONSPORED CONTENT By NewsTaco According to the National Center for Education Statistics 25 percent of high school seniors this year are Latino.  And while the end of high school is not new to the Latino community, what...

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Bus driver fired for pouring water on Hispanic 8th grader

*Do you think incidents like this one have become acceptable or more common because of Donald Trump’s rhetoric? To what extent is he making overt racism a new normal? VL By AllMediaNY A Jerome, Idaho school bus...

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Willie Velásquez documentary is a lesson for Latinos on the importance of voting

*”Willie Velásquez: Your Vote is Your Voice” airs October 3 on PBS, but there will be screenings across the country before then. Check your local media to find a time and place. VL By Mercedes Olivera, Dallas...

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Why Are We Forgetting About Latino Youth?

*From the article: “In failing to see the value of Latino youth, we are doing ourselves a disservice.” Truth. VL By  Miguel Blancarte, Jr., The Aspen Institute  As we address the need to better understand American Latinos...

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