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Friday, December 9th, 2016

On The White Nationalist Hate List, Immigrants Now Trump Blacks

*This is scary because “immigrants” is white supremacist code for Latino. VL By Rosemary Eng, Northstar News Today/New America Media  (5 minute read)  The Southern Poverty Law Center says post-election hate incidents towards immigrants have not only surged but now surpass the reported number of hate incidents towards blacks, the usual target of such attacks,

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

A century and a half of Latino responses to anti-Mexican politics

*Terrific read! There’re some good historic points – we’ve seen this before. VL By Raúl A. Ramos, Texas Tribune/TribTalk (4 minute read) Bad hombres, rigged elections and dangerous immigrants sound like themes from a stock campaign speech from...

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Donald Trump did not win 34% of Latino vote in Texas. He won much less.

*The evidence is mounting that Donald Trump didn’t do as well as he and some analysts say he did. Texas Latinos soundly rejected his candidacy. VL By Francisco Pedraza and Bryan Wilcox-Archuleta, The Washington Post (4 minute read)...

Monday, December 5th, 2016

AZ Gov. Doug Ducey never mentioned first Latino Arizona Supreme Court justice’s race

*What do you think? We want to celebrate our achievements, but without pandering. This is what it sounds like. VL By Robert Robb, The Arizona Republic (1.5 minute read)  Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey appointed the first...

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

From potential vice president to the political wilderness, what’s next for Julián Castro?

*What’s next for the Secretary of Housing? No real plan is a world of opportunity. VL By Jamie Lovegrove, Dallas News (65.5 minute read) WASHINGTON — Just a few short months ago, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro...

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Gov. Brown taps California’s Rep. Xavier Becerra to be state’s first Latino attorney general

*This is interesting. The highest ranking Latino in congress will become the first Latino Attorney General of California. A step on the way to the California governor’s office? VL By Sarah D. Wire and John Myers, Los Angeles Times...

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Some Thoughts Concerning the Next Four Years

*Henry Flores has sworn that he will not write or pronounce Donald Trump’s name in public. So in his columns he’ll refer to the president-elect as ESN, el señor naranja. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (4 minute...

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The Latino Voting Surge That Never Happened

*A couple of things to note. This article is from the National Review, a decidedly and unapologetically conservative publication. But it begins to spread a narrative that isn’t surprising. After so much bravado about the awakening Latino...

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Of Wages and Sin

*What about the Trump voters that went against their best interests? The two-jobbers that might lose health insurance and wages? VL By Jesse Treviño, HispanicLatino (3.5 minute read)   It was fairly cold early in the morning...

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Trump Embraces Caudillo Politics as Latin America Shuns It

*This is an opinion piece, written by Diego Von Vacano, an associate professor of political science at Texas A&M University. Vacano writes that the Trump figure is well known to many U.S. Latinos and Latino immigrants –...

Monday, November 21st, 2016

7 big areas where Jeff Sessions could change policy at DOJ

*There have been many articles published about the threat to civil rights that a Jeff Sessions-led Department of Justice represents. Sessions is President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Attorney General and he comes with boat loads of anti-civil...

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Our Democracy After the Election

*This is beautiful. Do yourself a favor, read it and find yourself in it. VL By Aaron Sanchez, Commentary & Cuentos (4 minute read) My mother cried on election night.  In her years here, she has witnessed...

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Muñoz would be disastrous as DNC chair

*This story is about two days old, and I’m publishing it today because it’s caused ripples that have turned into waves across the national DNC community. There’s a sense of shock about the allegations leveled against Texas’...

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

In this election, the media’s Latino coverage came up short

*I’m going to keep publishing articles about the misrepresentation and miscount of the 2016 Latino vote because I can’t let the “Trump got 30 percent of the Latino vote” story go unanswered. Mainstream media is normalizing that...

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