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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 nation’s fastest-growing voting block. I’m amazed that no one has yet used the term “decade of the Hispanics.”

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Fiorina & Whitman ‘Go Latino’ and Drink Tequila

The GOP has stooped to a new level of racial profiling in California, where gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and senatorial candidate Carly Fiorina tried to court Latino voters by drinking tequila. Specifically, they drank tequila, let out...

Monday, October 11th, 2010

¡Ya Basta!

Apropos of Columbus Day and the case for stricter immigration laws (there’s no easy way to back into the subject; it is blatantly what it is) I thought I’d share a cool little-ditty about who we are,...

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Why is Voting So Damn Hard?

When I was in junior high in Robstown’s only middle school &emdash; as they called them in a town that had five elementary schools but didn’t want too many Mexicans get beyond the 8th grade — we...

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

NYT: Latinos will skip election over immigration

Like Latinos were turning out in humongous numbers and elevated percentages before, right? We’ll see. The opposite might be true, so says The New York Times.

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

The Most Racist Political Ad You’ve Seen

Courtesy of Nevada Republican (read:  Teabagger) senatorial candidate Sharron Angle. I like the reenactment by the scary brown people, I feel it gives a strong realism to the fear.  Don’t you?

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

New app brings clarity to Census numbers on nation’s racial-ethnic make-up

Have you ever wondered where the hacks that seep through the social media cracks get their information? You now the one’s I’m talking about, the one’s that re-post or link to their favorite blogger out of a...

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Latinos and the 2010 Elections: Strong Support for Democrats; Weak Voter Motivation

Just one-third (32%) of all Latino registered voters say they have given this year's election "quite a lot" of thought.

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