Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Racist Juror Comment Leads To New Trial For Mexican Restauranteurs

By Huffington Post Latino Voices Here’s one juror who has trouble laying aside his prejudice. A federal judge allowed two Mexican restaurant owners, in the state of Maine, accused of hiring undocumented workers to have a new trial on Monday after he was told that a juror used racist language to refer to the defendants, the Bangor

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

KKK Recruiting In Oklahoma Doesn’t Go So Well

An attempt by members of the United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, to recruit new “knights” ended up doing a bit of the opposite, and freaking a few people out in...

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Milwaukee Latinos 5 Times More Likely To Be Crime Suspects

There are roughly half a million people in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Of those, 17% are Latino. But if you were to ask Milwaukee’s Police Chief Edward Flynn, most of those Latinos are criminals. Let’s hover over his logic, to see...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

5 Jobs For Recently Unemployed SB1070 Sponsor Russell Pearce

Times are tough. After his recent recall in Arizona, the architect of Arizona’s SB1070, Russell Pearce, is out of work and hanging around a Home Depot east of Tempe hoping to land a landscaping job. He brings...

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

“You Need To Leave,” Written In Latino Center In Indiana

A few changes took place at  Indiana University’s Latino Cultural Center, La Casa,  during the most recent orientation. For one, a note that said “criminals deport” and for another, the words “You need to leave” spelled out in magnets...

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Tom Tancredo To Raise Tons Of Money Against 14th Amendment

Former Colorado congressman and virulently anti-immigrant personality Tom Tancredo has filed paperwork to form the American Legacy Alliance, a political action committee that has one purpose: stemming illegal immigration and repealing the 14th Amendment, you know, the...

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

GOP Rep. Calls Obama Racist Name, Says He Didn’t Know

Colorado’s Republican representative Doug Lamborn recently called President Barack Obama a “tar baby,” which he later said he didn’t know was a racially derogative word for African-Americans. He later said what he really meant was “quagmire.” It’s like the...

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Tea Party: “The Problem Is These Hispanic Legislators”

The following pretty much speaks for itself, so here’s a brief introduction. The Texas Democratic Party sent out a press release today including the remarks of a Texas Tea Party leader, Rebecca Forest, who’s also the founder of...

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Arizona Protests Begin Ahead Of Ethnic Studies Ruling

In a few weeks Arizona Schools Superintendent John Huppenthal will issue a ruling on whether or not Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican-American Studies program is in violation of state law. Recently we wrote about a student protest...

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Call Me Anything But Mexican

“You don’t look Mexican” is something I hear a lot. I hear it from whites, African-Americans, Asians, Mexican nationals, Latinos from Latin America, just about everyone. Of course, in polite company, what I usually respond is, “Oh,...

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Hate Crime Killers Get 9 Years In Pennsylvania

Two Pennsylvania men convicted of the hate crime killing of immigrant Luis Ramirez were sentenced to 9 years in prison each today. Derrick Donchak and Brandon Piekarsky were convicted on federal charges of a hate crime and...