Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Only 1 In 5 New Board Appointees At Fortune 500 Companies Are Not White

*It’s not close to where is should be, but 6.4% Latinos in Fortune 500 company boards is better than 4%. VL By Stacie Jones and Grace Donnely, Fortune (2.5 minute read)  After slipping for two years, the share of board of director appointees from underrepresented groups at Fortune 500 companies has surpassed its old record.

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...

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Another Way That Teachers Matter For Latino Kids

*Science tells us that ethnic and racial minority kids do better in more diverse schools. The question before us is if the educational leadership in the White House believes in this kind of science. VL By Ana Valdez...

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Bias Hinders Diversity in Hiring for Environmental Organizations

*Only 12 to 16 percent of the staff at environmental foundations are persons of color. The paternalistic attitudes of Liberal leadership has a lot to do with that. VL By Anthony Advincula. New America Media (3.5 minute read) ...

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Political Diversity in the Latino Electorate

*The four states with the most Latinos are California, Texas, Florida and New York. Together they are 62 percent of all Latinos in the U.S. and live in states that total 151 electoral votes. Adrian Pantoja breaks those...

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...

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

This is America’s Least Diverse City…and It’s Not Black or White

*This is where I grew up, and yes, it’s very Mexican-American, overwhelmingly so. It was that way in my childhood and adolescence, and it’s that way today as well. I’ll tell you what I loved about growing...

Friday, November 6th, 2015

‘Diversity’ Is Rightly Criticized As An Empty Buzzword. So How Can We Make It Work?

*Demby cuts through all the talk about diversity and asks a vital question: What does meaningful diversity look like? This is good to read and read again. VL By Gene Demby, Code Switch Over at the New...

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...

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...

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