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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Why term ‘la raza’ has complicated roots in US

*Maybe NCLR changed its name becasue it was too hard to explain outside the Mexican-American community. They could have used this article years ago. VL By Russell Contreras, The Associated Press (4.5 minute read)  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The National Council of La Raza announced this week that it was changing its name to UnidosUS,

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

California House race is a test of Latino, Korean influence

*This will be very interesting to watch. This is the race to fill the seat left vacant when Xavier Becerra left congress to become California’s Attorney General. The vote is divided among ethnic lines, Latino and Asian,...

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Seeking better data on Hispanics, Census Bureau may change how it asks about race

*Why you should read this: Because U.S. Latino identity is a story that never ends. Because the U.S. Census count is too important to get it wrong, again. Because I had an email exchange today with a...