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Stepping-up the fight for immigrants

 06/21/2017 - 17:04
Abel Rodríguez, Cabrini University, Center on Immigration
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A Latino professor leads Philadelphia's first academic Center on Immigration issues.

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With the Center on Immigration, Cabrini's goal is to become a regional leader in creating knowledge about issues that affect immigrant communities in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

[OP-ED]: La “N-word” y otros sinsentidos del Apartheid en América

 06/19/2017 - 09:11
Una Banca afuera de la Corte Suprema, en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, recuerda el pasado que la mayoría de sudafricanos intentan superar para que no afecte su presente ni su futuro. Linn Washington
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Donald Trump lanzó su atrevida pero finalmente exitosa campaña para la presidencia de Estados Unidos en junio del 2015 con un discurso intolerante contra los mexicanos, en particular, y contra los latinos en general.

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 9:15am
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Una Banca afuera de la Corte Suprema, en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, recuerda el pasado que la mayoría de sudafricanos intentan superar para que no afecte su presente ni su futuro. Linn Washington

[OP-ED]: Trump isn’t destiny

 06/13/2017 - 15:17
To some extent, the future of America depends on Donald Trump. But it depends even more on how these social and economic trends evolve -- how we cope with them and whether we become a more cohesive society or a more contentious one. EFE
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 It’s time to take a brief break from Donald Trump. Whatever you think of him, there’s no denying that he dominates the news cycle. We seem to assume that the nation’s future depends on Trump’s fate, for better or worse. The reality is otherwise: The nation’s future also hangs on larger economic and social trends that no president can shape.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
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To some extent, the future of America depends on Donald Trump. But it depends even more on how these social and economic trends evolve -- how we cope with them and whether we become a more cohesive society or a more contentious one. EFE

[OP-ED]: The “N-word” And Other Apartheid Nonsense In America

 06/12/2017 - 09:23
Bench outside a Cape Town office of South Africa's Supreme Court reminding of the past that most South Africans do not want to pollute their present and future. LBW Photo
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Donald Trump launched his long shot but ultimately successful campaign for the U.S. presidency in June 2015 with a clearly bigoted barrage against Mexicans in particular and Latinos in general. 

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 9:15am
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Bench outside a Cape Town office of South Africa's Supreme Court reminding of the past that most South Africans do not want to pollute their present and future. LBW Photo

Frank Rubio, a new member of NASA's Privileged Club of Hispanic Astronauts

 06/09/2017 - 03:52
S Vice President Mike Pence (R), during the presentation of NASA's incoming class of 12 new astronaut candidates, in Austin, Texas, United States on June 7, 2017. EFE/NASA/Robert Markowitz

The son of a Salvadoran mother, Rubio, 41, has made it among the exclusive group of NASA trainees that will take part on future space missions.

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:45am
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Vice President Mike Pence (R), during the presentation of NASA's incoming class of 12 new astronaut candidates, in Austin, Texas, United States on June 7, 2017. EFE/NASA/Robert Markowitz

[OP-ED]: Anti-Latino rhetoric is building walls within our schools

 05/31/2017 - 11:12
Latino boys, “may already face social pressures that discourage self-regulatory behaviors in academic settings (e.g. peer pressure to appear to not care about school).”
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It is said that your perception is your reality. This truth is more important to understand than ever since some of us are living in a time when reality is skewed by perceptions shaped by falsehoods from people in power.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:00am
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Latino boys, “may already face social pressures that discourage self-regulatory behaviors in academic settings (e.g. peer pressure to appear to not care about school).”

[OP-ED]: No, America is not facing a race war

 05/25/2017 - 09:21
Whites are already seeing the descendants of some Asian and Latino immigrants as being similar to them. Consequently, whites treat them as white. This ‘whitening’ process will only increase in the future.”
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For the past decade, the narrative of an upcoming Hispanic demographic tsunami has been alternately energizing and scaring people into believing that America will eventually become Latinized beyond recognition. 

Don’t worry, it isn’t going to happen.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 9:00am
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Whites are already seeing the descendants of some Asian and Latino immigrants as being similar to them. Consequently, whites treat them as white. This ‘whitening’ process will only increase in the future.”

Who is Emmanuel Macron, the new President of France?

 05/08/2017 - 14:41
With 65.5% of the votes, Emmanuel Macron is elected the new president of France. EFE/EPA/THOMAS SAMSON
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Yesterday's elections in France gave the victory to Emmanuel Macron, with 65.5% of the votes, transforming him into the youngest president in the history of the European country.

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With 65.5% of the votes, Emmanuel Macron is elected the new president of France. EFE/EPA/THOMAS SAMSON

A Latina woman in Trump's office

 04/28/2017 - 13:47
Jovita Carranza during her tenure as deputy administrator of the federal government's Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2007. EFE / Iván Mejía
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President Donald Trump has named the Hispanic Jovita Carranza as Treasurer of his government

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 1:30pm
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Jovita Carranza during her tenure as deputy administrator of the federal government's Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2007. EFE / Iván Mejía

[OP-ED]: The importance of minority teachers in our schools

 04/27/2017 - 14:30
According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.
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Black teachers make a difference.

I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher -- and probably many more I’m forgetting in the haze of the past quarter-century.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:30am
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According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.

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