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Monday, June 12th, 2017

Diversity is for white people: The big lie behind a well-intended word

*Wow. Do yourself a favor and read this slowly. Talk about diversity is not enough, it says. It’s the term we use when the issue of racism makes white people uncomfortable. Thanks to Juan Cruz for the link! VL By Ellen Berrey, Salon (6 minute read)      Our country is convulsing over the issues

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Baylor fraternity outrages students with ‘Mexican-themed’ party

*Why you should read this: Honestly? For the record. You should read this for the record, because incidents like this should be read and talked about each and every time they happen, so that we’ll soon see...

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Investigating Hate Across the U.S. There’s No Shortage of Work.

*A reporting project to document hate in America. From the story: “We’ve received a significant number of reports to the database from minorities told to “get out of the country.” Those targeted include immigrants, as Univision reported,...

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Anti-Immigrant Hate Doesn’t Care If You’re Undocumented Or Not

*Why you should read this: Because incidents like this have been on the rise since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president. Because eaqch and every incident like this needs to be made public. VL By Carolina Moreno,...

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Free Speech is NOT Free!

*Henry Flores says the rise in hate speech is now Trump’s responsibility and he must (but probably won’t) do something to stop it. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (4 minute read) The recent general election brought us...

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Woman could face criminal charges for racist rant caught on viral video at Kentucky mall

*An update. After the owners of the mall banned the bigoted woman for life the Jefferson County Attorney says he’s considering criminal charges. VL By Travis Gettys, Raw Story (2 minute read)  A shopper who verbally harassed...

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Bigoted woman is banned from a mall after racist rant against Latina shoppers

*I don’t want to call this racism, yet. Because doing that lumps this woman in a heap with other racists that find comfort in their ignorance. This woman needs to be singled out for her personal bigotry,...

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

A YouTube Star Says He Was Kicked Off a Delta Flight for Speaking Arabic

*This is getting a lot of attention in Latino digital and social media networks. It seems this doesn’t sit well with raza and we’re backing the call for a Delta boycott. We don’t like the idea of...