Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Infants show apparent awareness of ethnic differences, UCLA psychologists report

*Here’s something to wrap your mind around on a Wednesday. I think babies detect differences, but the authors of the study and the article are the ones who imposed ethnicity on those differences. And yet, that differentiation is what can lead to learned bigotry and discrimination, or learned tolerance and acceptance. VL By Stuart Wolpert,

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

More Latinos than Whites Just Enrolled In UC Schools. That Could Be a Political Problem.

*A different look at the Latino enrollment at UC Schools story. Although this story doesn’t touch on it, this is also in contrast with the Supreme Court’s upholding of a ban on affirmative action in Michigan. Nor...

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The undeclared political war between Latinos and Asians

*Latino proponents of affirmative action in higher educatin in California have encountered an unlikely adversary. The Asian community has rallied against affirmative action. At issue: the disproportionate percentage of Asians in California’s state universities. Legislation that would...

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Latina Mothers Play Key Role in Daughters’ Education

By Hispanically Speaking News Latino mothers play a decisive role in how their daughters fare at school, experts said during a panel discussion of a new report. Taking part in the meeting were University of California President...

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Daily Caller Uses Mariachi Photo To Represent Undocumented Immigrants

By Roque Planas, Huffington Post Latino Voices The Daily Caller has got its own ideas about what undocumented immigrants look like. An article published by the conservative publication Monday used a photo of mariachis to symbolize undocumented immigrants....

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Latinos are Largest Group of Freshman Applicants at Univ. of California

By Terence Chea, Associated Press/NBC Latino Click on picture to read story.  

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Latino Students React To Racism At UCLA

MEChA de UCLA recently held a demonstration on campus in a response to discrimination at the university.  Earlier in the week, racial and sexist slurs were scrawled on a door of an apartment in Westwood near the UCLA...

Friday, February 25th, 2011

UCLA To Shut Down Spanish & Portuguese Department

UCLA is set to shut down the independent Spanish and Portuguese Department to merge all language departments into one single department, irregardless of how popular any given language may be at the university. In an email that’s...