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Friday, October 22nd, 2010

New Book: Latino Migration in North Carolina

Interesting new book coming out of the University of North Carolina Press titled The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina.  Written by Hanna Gill, the book explores Latino migration to the southeastern United States over the past few decades, the forces behind those shifts and how communities in North Carolina are dealing with this influx

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Hablando Bien: The Dynamics of Spanglish

Recently I was having a conversation with a gentleman from the Deep South in San Antonio, Texas and he informed me that he’s been told, “Hispanics are too lazy to speak just English or just Spanish.” I...

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Keep ‘Em Dumb So ‘Illegals’ Don’t Get Our Jobs

In an obvious attempt to keep unauthorized immigrant children from getting post-high-school education, The Nation reports that Georgia has joined a growing number of states are making it increasingly difficult for them to not only go to...

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

11 Arizona Teachers Sue Over Ethnic Studies

Eleven educators from Tucson, Arizona have sued the state over implementation of what they call an “anti-Hispanic” law that would ban Mexican-American studies courses in public schools, CNN reports. The teachers are suing the state board of...

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Angle’s Racist Tirades Continue — Thanks to Incredible Funding

Sharron Angle, who is trying to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, has revolutionized hate-politics. Earlier, NewsTaco.Com provided a link to what may be one of the most hate-inspiring pieces of TV advertising ever...

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Bilingual Kids Less Likely To Get Alzheimer’s

Children who grow up speaking at least two languages have less of a chance of developing Alzheimer’s later on in life and are less likely to be easily confused, according to a study from UCLA Professor Jared...

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

NewsTaco Week in Review: Machos, Telenovelas, Militares y la Política

Time to round up this week’s NewsTaco news…. It was the most racist of times when we saw how low some Republican lawmakers were willing to go with their scary Latino political ads. Perhaps a little scarier...

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Watch: We’re about to get a decade named after Hispanics … again!

I knew it was going to happen. After all, it has happened every decade since 1970, that I know. Last month, the Economist discovered Latino voters. This month, it was the American Prospect that stumbled upon the...

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