Monday, March 9th, 2015

Dances With Mexicans, Disney’s McFarland, U.S.A.

By Domino Renee Perez, Ph.D., Director – Center for Mex-Am Studies, University of Texas For two years in a row, Mexico’s native sons have taken home the Best Director Academy Award, Alfonso Curón in 2014 and Alejandro González Iñárritu in 2015. Both directed innovative films that pushed the boundaries of storytelling and neither focused on Latinos.

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Growing up 50/50 in Santa Fe

*Our storytellers matter. You’ll be seeing more of this in NewsTaco. VL By Sandra Ramos O’Briant, NewsTaco In Santa Fe, New Mexico, I attended barrio schools and was bullied for my O’Briant surname. My classmates refused to...

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Authors, Booksellers: National BookExpo Lacks Diversity

*This has been an issue for many years, but it has recently increased in visibility, intensity. Latino authors have a wealth of creativity, beauty, vision, wisdom, and experience to offer. America is short-changed by the lack of...

Monday, May 12th, 2014

The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media

*Yeah, this is one of the reasons we started NewsTaco. VL By Gabriel Arana, The American Prospect On the staff of The American Prospect, I’m the only member of an ethnic minority. That’s not because I bring all...

Monday, January 6th, 2014

The hidden bias of a brief investor comment

By Ana Díaz-Hernández, Investors in Silicon Valley have been getting heat lately about not having diversity in the founders of their portfolio– and in my opinion, rightfully so.  We’ve heard it before: Most people who get...

Friday, April 26th, 2013

White House Task: FCC Focused on Digital Literacy & Diversity

By Jason Llorenz, LIN@R The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the independent agency that regulates the Internet and the nation’s telecommunications and broadcasting industries, is hiring in 2013. Two positions are to be filled – the chairmanship, which...

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Diversity Programs Give Illusion of Corporate Fairness

By Science Daily Diversity training programs lead people to believe that work environments are fair even when given evidence of hiring, promotion or salary inequities, according to new findings by psychologists at the University of Washington and...

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Number of Latino Writers for TV Are Up

By Jorge Rivas, Colorlines On Tuesday the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) released a report that found the number of writer of color writing for television has doubled since the millennium. The WGAW’s 2013 TV Staffing Brief...

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Liberal Arts Colleges Partner to Increase Faculty Diversity

By LIN@R/JBHE A group of liberal arts colleges is joining force with the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University in an effort to increase the diversity of the faculty at high-ranking liberal arts colleges and...

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Opinion: Really, Yale Appoints First Tenured Latina faculty Member?

By Angelo Falcon, NBC Latino “There are times when you hear what at first sounds like good news, and then you think about it and wonder if, in fact, it is.” Click on picture to read story....

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Latino Salt Lake County Mayor Candidate Wants To Rep Everyone

Ross Romero has lived a set of several different lives in his hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah. Recently, he told NewsTaco that his varied experience in his hometown —  from growing up as the son of...

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Latino Medical School Enrollment Rising

An exciting report this week notes that Latinos are increasingly applying to and attending medical schools in the U.S. and in significant numbers. Since 2004 applications by Latino students to U.S. medical schools increased almost 23%, representing...

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

More Latinos Than Whites Applied To CA State Universities

California State Universities saw record numbers of applications this year, but more interestingly, Latino applicants outnumbered white applicants for the first time ever (based on self-reported data). Here’s the CSU press release: The submissions came from 258,834...

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Full-Time Med Faculty Not Keeping Up With Diversity In Society

According to a recent study published by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the diversity of full-time medical school faculty has not kept pace with students or society. The data shows while there are more women and...

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