Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Tale Of Latinos In Two Connecticut Cities

If you take I-95 east, from New Haven, Connecticut, it’s hard to tell where that city ends and East Haven begins. But if you’re Latino you’d do well to know the difference. One city, New Haven, has opened its arms wide and is bringing them around to embrace immigrants of all nations. In blatant defiance

Monday, July 18th, 2011

70% Of LGBT Hate Crime Victims Are Minorities

You may recall that 62% of hate crimes are committed against Latinos, or that hate crimes in Washington, D.C. are increasingly against Latinos, and now a new report shows that in cases of LGBT hate crimes, Latinos...

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Washington D.C. Hate Crimes Increasingly Against Latinos, Whites

News from our nation’s capital: hate crimes are being redirected away from gays and lesbians and towards Latinos and whites. Interesting, right? Turns out the gentrification of Washington, D.C. has released some pushback in the form of...

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Making Race A Part Of News Reporting For No Reason

Recently a few sensationalistic stories came to light: women were found to be hiding things in their privates. Some of these women happened to be Latina. And, perhaps most amazingly, some news outlets chose to emphasize the...

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Undoing Tucson Ethnic Studies Illegal, Nonsensical And Expensive

The Tucson Unified School District’s attempts to unravel the ethnic studies program there doesn’t really make any sense, not to mention the fact that...

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Latino Heads U.S. Commission On Civil Rights

For the first time ever, a Latino is head of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights — that’s the organization that serves as a clearinghouse for civil rights violations on the federal level. Martin Castro, the Commissioner...

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

5 Ways You Can Respond To A Racist

So, yesterday, as I was looking through the News Taco comments, I came across a real zinger. The commenter in question, presumably a man, didn’t use his real name, but rather a fake email. What was said...

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

New Jersey Man Goes To Jail For Threats To Latinos

A New Jersey man who sent threatening emails to Latino organizations from anonymous email accounts received a sentence of 50 months in prison and a fine of $10,000. We wrote about the case previously and the following...

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

L.A.’s Border Between Racism And Discrimination

Some establishments address me in English and Spanish as well, but there is a third party that speaks to me in a loud monosyllabic Spanish reminiscent of how ignorant people address the deaf. These coffee shop and...

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Hollywood’s Bias Against Latino Actors, Films

Latinos are the largest minority in this country, yet one of the least represented in the media, what you may not know is...

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Univisión: A Little Homophobic

Univisión recently posted the most ridiculous poll on their website, asking whether it would be okay for a priest to call gays derogatory names. Blabbeando took screen shots of the poll in question, Univisión removed it after...