Hispanics

[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.”

[OP-ED]: The perils of assuming anything about the Latino vote

 05/18/2017 - 08:20
You don’t need to be a political scientist to figure out a few simple truths: In raw numbers, more and more Hispanics will cast ballots in upcoming elections -- as has been the case for the past 36 years.
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At the outset of their new book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes note that adviser David Plouffe prioritized three goals for Clinton to win: “It was important to have the right culture and mission, to manage Bill Clinton, and to effectively target Latino voters.”

We know how well that turned out.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:30pm
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You don’t need to be a political scientist to figure out a few simple truths: In raw numbers, more and more Hispanics will cast ballots in upcoming elections -- as has been the case for the past 36 years.

Latinos demand that Texas governor show their community more respect

 05/16/2017 - 04:42
Cristina Tzintzun, executive director of the Hispanic organization Jolt, speaks before more than 100 Latinos gathered in front of the Texas governor's mansion to demand more respect for the Hispanic community, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 15, 2017. EFE/ Alex Segura

 Under the  recently approved SB4 law, known as the "show me your papers" law, police can request the immigration status of anyone stopped, for example, because of a traffic violation.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:30am
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Cristina Tzintzun, executive director of the Hispanic organization Jolt, speaks before more than 100 Latinos gathered in front of the Texas governor's mansion to demand more respect for the Hispanic community, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 15, 2017. EFE/ Alex Segura

Trump signs order creating commission to investigate alleged voter fraud

 05/12/2017 - 03:38
US President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence (R) arrive at an event where Trump later signed an executive order that the White House says 'promotes free speech and religious liberty' and participates in a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 04 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order creating an advisory commission on the "integrity" of the US electoral system, which will investigate - among other things - his as yet unsupported claims about massive voter fraud in the November presidential election.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 3:30am
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US President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence (R) arrive at an event where Trump later signed an executive order that the White House says 'promotes free speech and religious liberty' and participates in a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 04 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

[OP-ED]: Deporting all illegal immigrants would not make crime go away

 05/11/2017 - 11:08
According to the most recent Department of Justice report on federal arrest statistics, in 2014 non-U.S. citizens made up 41.8 percent of defendants charged in U.S. District Court and 37 percent of those were in the country without legal authorization. File
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In March, two illegal immigrant teens were accused of attacking and raping a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland high school bathroom stall. The girl had reported the boys to the police, claiming that they’d held her down as she cried and tried to break free, and repeatedly told them to stop and as they took turns assaulting her.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:00am
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According to the most recent Department of Justice report on federal arrest statistics, in 2014 non-U.S. citizens made up 41.8 percent of defendants charged in U.S. District Court and 37 percent of those were in the country without legal authorization. File

Ulises Bella: "We've always combated all that crap that Donald Trump talks about"

 05/05/2017 - 04:08
The genre-bending Los Angeles band Ozomatli, known for its protest music and pro-diversity activism, is launching an almost entirely Spanish-language album featuring covers of classic and contemporary Mexican hits.  EFE/Faizah Rajput
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The new album of Ozomatli, which is titled "Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica" and will be released today, is aimed at showing solidarity with the Latino community.

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 4:00am
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The genre-bending Los Angeles band Ozomatli, known for its protest music and pro-diversity activism, is launching an almost entirely Spanish-language album featuring covers of classic and contemporary Mexican hits.  EFE/Faizah Rajput

[OP-ED]: How to laugh off the foolishness of Cinco de Mayo

 05/04/2017 - 08:25
Every May there is an increase in the ridiculousness of the costumes and advertising tie-ins for non-Hispanics to revel in -- and, perversely, it seems to coincide with how poorly actual Mexicans are treated in this country. File
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Last year at this time, Donald Trump loomed over a taco bowl at Trump Tower and tweeted out the message: “Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!”

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:00am
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Every May there is an increase in the ridiculousness of the costumes and advertising tie-ins for non-Hispanics to revel in -- and, perversely, it seems to coincide with how poorly actual Mexicans are treated in this country. File

"Film studios failed to realize what the Latino community means to the movie industry," Hayek

 05/02/2017 - 05:06
Photo provided by Pantelion Films showing US-Mexican actress Salma Hayek (L) and Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez during a scene of "How to be a Latin Lover". EFE/Pantelion Films
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The box-office success of the film "How to Be a Latin Lover," which entertained the second-largest number of moviegoers last weekend in the United States, plus the growing presence of Latino films in theaters nationwide, indicate an awakening both of the film industry and of Hispanic audiences.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 5:00am
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Photo provided by Pantelion Films showing US-Mexican actress Salma Hayek (L) and Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez during a scene of "How to be a Latin Lover". EFE/Pantelion Films

[OP-ED]: Am I Latino Enough?

 04/26/2017 - 13:45
The Puerto Rican identity in America, ingrained but lost amongst younger generations.
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How has the assimilation of first generation immigrants impacted their children and grandchildren? Younger Latinos are now faced with the task of finding themselves between their American and Native culture identities. 

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:30pm
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The Puerto Rican identity in America, ingrained but lost amongst younger generations.

[OP-ED]: Prevarications On Pot: Nonsense Clouds Common Sense

 04/21/2017 - 12:33
Marijuana legalization activists Mike Whiter, N.A. Poe and Chris Goldstein, philly.com marijuana columnist and co-instructor of Temple's Marijuana And The News class. LBWPhoto
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Two days after another Trump Administration official made another astoundingly inaccurate assertion about the dangers of marijuana, Ricardo Rivera gave a group of Temple University students a poignant account about the powers of pot.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Marijuana legalization activists Mike Whiter, N.A. Poe and Chris Goldstein, philly.com marijuana columnist and co-instructor of Temple's Marijuana And The News class. LBWPhoto

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