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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 many things and one of the most noxious things that it brought was a resurgence of racist diatribes

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...

Friday, December 9th, 2016

On The White Nationalist Hate List, Immigrants Now Trump Blacks

*This is scary because “immigrants” is white supremacist code for Latino. VL By Rosemary Eng, Northstar News Today/New America Media  (5 minute read)  The Southern Poverty Law Center says post-election hate incidents towards immigrants have not only...

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Tougher Times For Latino Students? History Says They’ve Never Had It Easy

*There’s deep irony in this piece. Latino kids will survive taunts and discrimination in their schools, that’s the good thing. But they’ll survive because it’s not a new thing, they’ve been surviving for generations, that’s the irony....

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Election’s Intolerant Tone Stokes Fears for Latino Students

*Two-thousand teachers were polled about how the presidential campaign had affected schools. More than 66 percent of them said that students—mainly immigrants, children of immigrants, and Muslims— were concerned or feared what might happen after the election....

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Truthful Reflections: Repainting an American Story

*Why did a chicano artist from San Antonio take on the KKK? We’re glad he did. VL By Eduardo Diaz, Director, Smithsonian Latino Center (4 minute read)  It is astonishing the lengths to which a person, or a people,...

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Maria Hinojosa Breaks Down Why Saying ‘Illegals’ Is Wrong On So Many Levels

*She called-out a Trump surrogate for using the “i” word. It was epic. VL By Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post Latino Voices (2 minute read) Journalist Maria Hinojosa knows that words matter, particularly when politicians and their advisors are discussing...

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Latino Racial Slurs is the top trending topic on NewsTaco

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Top Latino Racial Slurs It’s a story written and posted in 2011 and this past week it got the top number of page views of all stories published in NewsTaco, almost 20 percent...

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

An Ivy League professor on why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color: ‘We don’t want them’

*She’s blunt, but she makes a good point. I like how she uncovers the use of  “quality” to discriminate. VL By Marybeth Gasman, Washington Post (5.5 minute read) While giving a talk about Minority Serving Institutions at a...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

The White Working-Class Wasn’t Tricked Into Racism By Trump, They’ve Chosen It, Historically

*A great explanation of how Trumpism is not new. Exclusion and blame has been imbedded in white American culture and politics for hundreds of years. This is a very good read, worth your time. VL By Aaron...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Hundreds protest ‘racist’ Mexican-American studies textbook at Texas education hearing

*Maybe we should thank the Texas Board of Education for angering Texas Latinos. One of the organizers, Tony Diaz, says there hasn’t been this kind of community energy since the 1960’s. VL By Rebekah Sager, Fox News...

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The Textbook That Calls Mexicans Lazy

*We have to keep this issue alive and relevant. Share this, talk about it. VL By J. Weston Phippen, The Atlantic (8minute read) For years teachers and activists in Texas had tried to get Mexican American studies on...

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