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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,

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Republicans predict victory as narrow U.S. healthcare vote approaches

*Why you should read this:  Because this vote is coming down to the wire. Because you can call your representative to let them know this is a bad bill: Savemycare VL By David Morgan and Richard Cowan,...

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Guatemala: Death threats, land theft and rock carrying

*Read this. The kind of stuff that sends people North to the U.S. VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog “After sentencing (the defendant) to carry rocks for a number of days , my client  began receiving...

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Anti-Latino rhetoric: The Latino brand is damaged

By Carlos Harrison, Voxxi In an unprecedented move, a group of prominent Hispanic entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the country joined forces with national advocacy groups Monday to launch a concerted effort against a rising tide...

Friday, May 4th, 2012

U.S.-Mexico Relations Beyond The 2012 Elections

By Shannon O’Neil, Voxxi The Council on Foreign Relations held a half day symposium this past Tuesday entitled “U.S-Mexico relations beyond the 2012 elections.” The first panel with Alejandro Hope, Eric Olson, and myself focused on U.S.-Mexico security cooperation. We started...

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Study Finds Strict Gun Control Laws Appeal To Latinos

By Latinovations According to a study released by the Pew Research Center, Latinos are more likely to favor strict gun control laws over Whites and African Americans. The study found that only 29% of Latinos feel it...

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

My mother, The Most Unfortunate Pilgrim

Once upon a time, I believed what my first grade teacher told me.  I thought I was the descendant of a pilgrim. I took her word for it. I thought I had more in common with the...

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Big Agriculture’s Latin American Exploits

By William A. Collins, otherwords.org You may wonder why President Barack Obama is so intent on passing a free-trade agreement with Colombia. One answer is simple enough: Big Agriculture. Without any tariffs padding the price of our exports,...

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

My Immigrant Mother Became Someone Else In The U.S.

Dear Martha: Since we came to the United States, my family has changed a lot. My parents separated and my mom, who works really hard for her four kids, has stopped loving us. She told us she...

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

La Gran Mentira: Babies, Not Immigrants Grow U.S. Latinos

So here it is: the biggest lie we’ve been sold in this country is that Latino growth in this country is the result of throngs of “illegals” swarming over here to take advantage of free government services...

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Latinos: More Than Half U.S. Population Growth

The Hispanic population in the U.S. accounted for more than half of the total population growth in the country outpacing other demographic groups, according to a U.S. Census Bureau brief released last week. The Census brief, Hispanic Population:...

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

5 Ways You Can Respond To A Racist

So, yesterday, as I was looking through the News Taco comments, I came across a real zinger. The commenter in question, presumably a man, didn’t use his real name, but rather a fake email. What was said...

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Why I Always Have To Make Everything About Race

As a Latina who not only was raised to be aware of these issues, but who’s studied in them in school and written about them professionally for several years, I am occasionally accused of “making everything about...