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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

The shortage of non-white professors is a self-perpetuating problem

*Catch-22: report says here are few Latino PhD professors because there are few Latino PhD professors. VL By Matt Krupnick,  The Hechinger Report/PBS (8.5 minute read) Felecia Commodore came into her job search armed with a University of Pennsylvania doctorate in higher education and published research papers. But after a year of looking, she still didn’t have a

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Some rites of passage for Latino males are requirements

*If a young man is old enough to get a regular driver’s license, he’s old enough to register with the Selective Service. It’s a requirement that could affect federal student aid, federal jobs and even immigration proceedings....

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...

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Trump ‘wall’ gag at high school football pep rally draws cries of racism

*This was reported yesterday. There’s a blatant reference to Trump’s wall. It keeps happening . . . VL By Sarah Mervosh, Dallas News (4.45 minute read) A suburban high school football rivalry escalated Friday after a Donald Trump-themed pep...

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

A young man’s plans for after-high school should include the Selective Service

SPONSPORED CONTENT By NewsTaco According to the National Center for Education Statistics 25 percent of high school seniors this year are Latino.  And while the end of high school is not new to the Latino community, what...

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Bus driver fired for pouring water on Hispanic 8th grader

*Do you think incidents like this one have become acceptable or more common because of Donald Trump’s rhetoric? To what extent is he making overt racism a new normal? VL By AllMediaNY A Jerome, Idaho school bus...

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Why Are We Forgetting About Latino Youth?

*From the article: “In failing to see the value of Latino youth, we are doing ourselves a disservice.” Truth. VL By  Miguel Blancarte, Jr., The Aspen Institute  As we address the need to better understand American Latinos...

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

U.S. Latinos spend 10% more on back-to-school shopping than other groups

*Latinos spend 10% more on school supplies than others. Why do you think that is? We care more? We have more kids? Or is it something else? VL By Fox News Latino (2.5 minute read) It’s that time...

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

College Enrollment Numbers for Latino Men Still Lag Women

*It’s interesting that one of the reasons given for the gap between Latina and Latino college enrollment is “more aggressive policing.” VL By Eliana Osborn, Good Call More than half of college students are women. That’s not...

Monday, August 8th, 2016

The Fifth-Graders Who Put Mexican Repatriation Back Into History Books

*These kids are fantastic! Future leaders in training. VL By Lani Cupchoy, Yes! Leslie Hiatt’s fifth-graders are no strangers to politics. Seeking to empower children as agents of change, Hiatt’s U.S. history class encompasses more than the...

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

7 Times Jaime Escalante Taught His Students About the Importance of ‘Ganas’

*Awesome! The USPS unveiled the Jaime Escalante memorial stamp this week. I thought this was apropos, and inspiring. ¡Ganas! VL By Homeroom This week, the U.S. Postal Service is unveiling a Forever Stamp in recognition of Jaime...

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Arizona Law That Banned Mexican-American Studies May Be Discriminatory, Court Rules

*Last week was dominated by news from Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas. But this happened too, and it’s big. VL By Roque Planas, Hufington Post Latino Voices (4 minute read)  A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered a...

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Supreme Court Takes One Affirmative Action Step Forward After Many Steps Back

*Last week’s Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action was great, but it’s a first step on a long road back. What more can be done? VL By Al Kauffman, NewsTaco In the Fisher vs. University of Texas...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Sisters become doctors, lawyers after childhood of farm labor

*There are so many stories like this in our community. We need to celebrate them, loudly. Share yours with us. VL By Carmen George, The Fresno Bee One scorching summer day in Selma, 8-year-old Leticia Corona Gómez...

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