latino politics


Thursday, April 28th, 2016

The effect racist rhetoric has on young Latinos, and why all Americans should care

*The important thing, I think, is the “why all Americans should care” part. Latinos know the effects of racism on our youth, it’s non-Latinos who need the knowledge. Why? Apart from moral decency, Latinos are Americans and we’re a growing community. Racism is self-defeating for racists.  VL By Jody Agius Vallejo, The Conversation  Luis is an

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Harriet Tubman and America’s Immigration Hypocrisy

*I loved the parallel made between Harriet Tubman and today’s immigrants. It takes the writer about six paragraphs to get to the point, but once she does, it’s a good one: “Tubman stood up for her rights...

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Thursday morning brief

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 Good morning Victor! Here’s your morning news to get your day started. ►Thursday’s numbers 11.5 – The percentage of less likelihood that U.S. Latino workers will have access to paid sick days, compared to...

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Trump can’t get to the White House without the Latino vote

*As Donald Trump solidifies his place as the GOP presidential nominee, let’s keep this in mind. VL By Enrique Acevedo, Fusion Over the past two decades the Latino vote has grown into an influential force in presidential politics....

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Wednesday morning brief

TUESDAY, April 27, 2016 Good morning Taquistas! It’s storming in South Texas as I begin this – a wonderful show, lightening, rain, thunder, hail . . . Let’s get started before the power goes off. There’s a...

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Orange County activists want to unite Arabs and Latinos to build political voting influence

*Here’s something different. Think it’ll work? VL By Erika Aguilar, KCBX Santa Ana high school cultural ethnics and history teacher Ben Vazquez, 45, invites guests on the food tour in Little Arabia to try some of Kareem’s...

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Sotomayor accuses colleagues of trying to ‘wish away’ racial inequality

*Justice Sonia Sotomayor went to the mat to counter Justice Roberts’ well known adage that “the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” Sotomayor was one...

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

The Latino daily – Your Friday morning brief

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 Good morning Taquistas! It’s Fiesta Friday in San Antonio, lots of folks in the city have the day off and I’m writing this anticipating a good Spring Day. So let’s get the day...

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Congressmen introduce bill to bring back deported veterans

*It’s about time. VL By Rebekah Sager, Fox News Latino Representative Ruben Gallego and a group of veteran members of Congress introduced legislation on Wednesday that could help deported veterans return to the U.S. and reunite with...

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Urban Heat Islands amplify global climate change impacts for Latinos

*Take away: “place matters in identifying the most vulnerable populations” to climate change. Read this piece. Inner cities, where most U.S. Latinos live and work, are heat islands, paved-over, radiating heat. The effects of climate change are...

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Racial Awakening, Pride And Fear: One Latino Perspective On ‘The Obama Effect’

*This is the kind of story that needs to face outward. It was published by an NPR program called Code Switch, so hopefully non-Latinos get to hear it and read it. It’s what we mean by changing...

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Thursday moring brief

THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 Good morning Taquistas! I’m armed with coffee and a small stack of pecan scones. Serve yourself your prefered morning drink and munch, let’s get the news started. ►Thursday’s numbers (we’ll be coming back...

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

The Nation’s Latino Population Is Defined by Its Youth

*This article is chock-full of Latino millennial statistics: nearly half of native-born Latinos are younger than 18; one fourth of all U.S. Latinos are millennials; 44 percent of U.S. Latino eligible voters are millennials. It goes on,...

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Wednesday morning brief

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Good morning Taquistas! It’s a good day to squash long-held myths. I’m going to start today with a short list of numbers that correct a few false-narratives about Latino business. ►Wednesday’s numbers 80...

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