Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Washington Perspective: What’s so great about Trump’s America?

*Trump’s call for a great, white male dominated America is a call for a return to an ugly past. VL By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco (3.5 minute read) Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” begs the obvious question:  exactly when did America cease being great? Was it when America stopped being the world’s dominant

Friday, May 13th, 2016

It’s Gotten A Lot Harder To Act Like Whiteness Doesn’t Shape Our Politics

*Despite mainstream media’s prevalent version, Trumpism is about the politics of white identity. It can’t be middle-class discontent when 40 percent of the middle class are people of color and they vehemently reject Trumpism. And it can’t...

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...

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Latino man denied burial at “whites only” cemetery in Texas

*Of course, Texas. I thought the era of this kind of nonsense was gone. There are still a few cemeteries in Texas with fences across them to separate whites from non-whites. Any wonder the state went all-out...

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Community Rallies Around Mexican Grocery Store

*A good happy ending story. It started badly, with vandalism on the wall of a Mexican grocery store: Go back to Mexico now.  The community around Las Palmas store in Brookline, 10 minutes south of Pittsburgh, rallied...

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Anti-Trump protesters descend on NBC headquarters over SNL appearance

*There werent hundreds of protesters, it was more like dozens. But they delivered more than half a million signatures in a petition that demands that NBC and Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels remove Donald Trump from...

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The other baggage of Confederate symbols: anti-Mexican sentiment

*The vast majority of Latinos have no idea of the struggles of Latino generations past, specifically of Mexican-Americans who fought institutional racism, lynching, and deep seeded hate. This is why Mexican-American studies are needed, not just for...

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Do Latino Neighborhoods Have More to Fear from Gentrification?

*A fascinating read! It turns out that traditional Latino neighborhoods are more prone to gentrification because new white residents are less likely to move into a neighborhood that has a majority of black people. VL By Daniel...

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Who’s at Fault for the Charleston Massacre?

*Henry Flores says the Charleston shooting was everyone’s fault for letting institutional racism get out of hand.  He says “we need politicians con ganas who are willing to step up and insist on banning hate speech, racism,...

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

What’s left to say about mass murder

*Sam writes what I’ve been thinking for days.  Like Sam, I don’t know what to say any more. VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog In my reporting career, I have covered seven American mass murders –...

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Here’s What People Are Saying About The Waco Shootout And Race

*What’s the story?: Pictures of the aftermath of the Waco, Texas shootout among rival biker gangs that left nine dead and 18 wounded. Why is it important?: Compared to the many pictures of the aftermath of the...

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Hispanic Journalism Group Will Study Racism in Spanish-Language Media

*Well, this is good. VL By Qimmah Saafir, Colorlines Univision fired host Rodner Figueroa last week for comparing First Lady Michelle Obama to a “Planet of the Apes” character. Figueroa did so during a segment with Paolo Ballesteros, a makeup...

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Religious Intolerance and Racial Hatred

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco This Easter morning I contemplated the condition of humankind.  This is a season, for Christians at least, of rebirth, rejuvenation, and recommitment to being Christians.  Nevertheless, what I see in the United...

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

La Opinión: Racism Is Alive and Well in the Hispanic Community

*Yes. Let’s talk about this openly. We’ve all had many conversations about racism within the Latino community, but they happen as asides or as informal exchanges. I’ve done it myself. I think we should point it out...

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