Suffragettes, protesters, speakers and leaders - from Ana Roqué Géigel de Duprey and Luisa Capetillo in the late 1800s to Mariposa Fernández and Monica Carrillo in our current times - since the beginning of the 20th century, women have had to fight for their place in society as equal individuals, in front of a oppressive masculine society and a convenient feminine one.
My two sons used to come home from a day at high school complaining that ludicrous accusations of racism were as common as the desks in the classrooms. I chalked it up to adolescent exaggeration.
After having spent the current academic year as a teacher surrounded by rowdy high-schoolers, I can attest that they were right.
In the hallways, at assemblies, in my classroom, “That’s racist!” was a common refrain for most of the early fall.
A new face has been named to the Office of LGBT Affairs.
Despite a series of divisive hearings during which Democrats attacked him for his record on civil rights, the US Senate finally confirmed Alabama senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general. .
The Alabama senator's nomination was among Mr Trump's most controversial. He has been dogged by racism claims and called a "southern racist caricature painful".
During the confirmation vote, Democrat Elizabeth Warren was silenced after recalling historic allegations of racism against Mr Sessions.
Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates from The Altanic reflects on the accomplishments of America’s first black president, who has been guided by a firm belief in American justice—and what Donald Trump’s election means for Obama’s legacy.
Nazi salutes, swastikas painted in parks? No, no. People don’t like that, Mr. Trump. Several protests sparked in New York in the last days to protest against the use of neo-Nazi symbols among Trump supporters. General disappointment as well when we saw prominent members of the so-called “alt-right”, the white nationalist movement that helped propel Donald Trump to the presidency, gathered in Washington DC last Saturday to plot how the movement can “start influencing policy and culture” under the Trump administration.
"Sé que no todos ustedes son rencorosos, sé que no todos los Repúblicanos son deplorables, sé que no todos los conservadores son aborrecibles, sé que no todos los hombres Blancos son odiosos, pero aquellos de ustedes que apoyaron a Trump se transformaron en facilitadores del odio."
"I know that not all of you are hateful. I know that not every registered Republican is hateful. I know that not every conservative thinker is hateful. I know that not every White person is hateful. However, those of you who supported Trump all became enablers of hate."
"Jamás he conocido a nadie tan dispuesto a celebrar una broma como el rey. Parecía vivir tan sólo para las bromas. La manera más segura de ganar sus favores consistía en narrarle un cuento donde abundaran las chuscadas, y narrárselo bien. Ocurría así que sus siete ministros descollaban por su excelencia como bromistas. Todos ellos se parecían al rey por ser corpulentos, robustos y sudorosos, así como bromistas inimitables. Nunca he podido determinar si la gente engorda cuando se dedica a hacer bromas, o si hay algo en la grasa que predispone a las chanzas; pero la verdad es que un bromista flaco resulta una rara avis in terris..."
On Sunday, September 25th 2016, Leguizamo came to Philadelphia with the Campaign for Hillary for America, in which he frantically zig-zagged through four events across the city that celebrated hispanidad to promote voter registration and the official launch of IWillVote.com. But, before he got to The Puerto Rican Day Parade, Festival El Coqui, Boricuafest, and Pennsylvania Victory, he spoke with AL DÍA, bluntly effusing about his political interests and his experience as a Latino in Hollywood.
If you were surprised by Donald Trump’s moral cowardice in his passionate defense of Nazis, bigots, white nationalists, Ku Klux Klan and other similar scum, that is, the infamous cesspool known as the alt-right, you must have been living under a rock for a long, long time.
Si no sabe quién es Stephen MiIler, usted es una persona con suerte. Es decir, ¿por qué querría alguien conocer a un racista miserable, otro extraño hombrecillo que, al igual que el fiscal general Jeff Sessions, su antiguo jefe, solo es grande en su capacidad para el odio y la discriminación?
If you don’t know who Stephen MiIler is, you are lucky. I mean, why would anybody want to meet a vile bigot, another weird little man who, like attorney general Jeff Sessions, is big only in hate and racism?
Otro Cuatro de Julio acaba de pasar y seguramente muchos lectores estarán de acuerdo en que este año no hubo mucho que celebrar.
Another Fourth of July just went by, and as I’m sure many readers will agree, there wasn’t much to celebrate this year.
Looking into the history of the treatment of Mexican immigrants in Texas, one can track the progression of racist tactics throughout the years.
"I NEVER knew anyone so keenly alive to a joke as the king was. He seemed to live only for joking. To tell a good story of the joke kind, and to tell it well, was the surest road to his favor. Thus it happened that his seven ministers were all noted for their accomplishments as jokers. They all took after the king, too, in being large, corpulent, oily men, as well as inimitable jokers. Whether people grow fat by joking, or whether there is something in fat itself which predisposes to a joke, I have never been quite able to determine; but certain it is that a lean joker is a rara avis in terris..."
Believe me when I tell you that I feel no glee in contemplating the extinction of the Republican party. Still, given the current GOP's inability (unwillingness?) to shield itself from Donald Trump's meteor of destructive demagoguery, all the elements have been set in place for a dramatic crash and burn.
On Thursday, Univision, the biggest Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, stated it was "ending the company's business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants."
Brave New Films has compiled different racial studies in order to prove racism is still an issue in the country. After watching the video, there’s only one question to be asked: Do you still think racismis no longer a problem?
Up until recently the suggestion that masqueraders of "San Mateo Carnavalero" should join the long standing and massive parade of the "Mummers" had been nothing more than our suggestion. However recently there was a real rapprochement between multiple local cultural carnivals, all of which had, until then, remained mostly disconnected.
Si bien el desfile de los Mummers es el más antiguo y grande en Filadelfia, la ciudad ha diversificado su escena carnavalera para dar paso a una muy necesitada conexión entre celebraciones.
"You're telling me no Mexicans are qualified to do anything at a studio? Really? Nothing but mop up? What are the odds that that's true?,” stated the comedian in a recent essay published in the current issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
Two blogs recently published at The Huffington Post expose the two-sided realities of race and skin color in the United States.