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Seneca on Networking and Latinos: How Goes it?

June 2nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

Cross posted at Daily Grito: A while ago, The Economist, did a cover story on ‘Networking.’ It explained how some groups did better than others by relying on ‘established’ or ‘informal’ networks. The story noted the most powerful ones and how rising or emerging groups use available networks or create new ones. Moreover, the article [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Cuba · Immigration · Seneca · Technology

“Welcome to Shelbyville” on PBS Tomorrow

May 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Last week I was contacted about a new documentary Welcome to Shelbyville, which will air on PBS tomorrow. The documentary is set in Shelbyville, Tennessee during the 2008 Presidential election and the economic turmoil the country was facing at the time. Shelbyville is a small town with changing demographics and is located about an hour [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · diversity · Immigration · Media · racism

Maryland DREAM Act Passes, while Georgia Considers Arizona-style Immigration Law

April 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

With the forceful lobbying and community organizing, some states have pro-migrant policy victories. Last week in Maryland, the state’s version of the DREAM Act was passed. The bill allows undocumented youth in Maryland, who have attended public high school in the state for three consecutive years, to pay in state tuition at public institutions of [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Education · Immigration

Why Tiptoe? A Stance on Candidly Addressing Race

February 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments

By Melissa Beatriz Skolnick What would conversations be like if we were all completely candid with our words and were able to bravely face reality? Have you ever heard people talk about the “the community” or “inner city” and use these words as euphemisms for low-income individuals or people of color? What images come to [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Civil Rights · Education · Immigration · racism

The Quitter Who Leads Us: A Teacher’s Take on Michelle Rhee

November 15th, 2010 · 12 Comments

Webmaster’s note: Within the past month, the K-12 education community has been faced with the resignation of high profile DC school chancellor Michelle Rhee resigning and in NYC the appointment of Cathie Black for chancellor in NYC. By Jude Soto Please excuse me if this blog post is a bit halting because I am working [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Education

Janet Murguia, President of NCLR, urges Bud Selig to move the MLB All-Star Game

July 11th, 2010 · 5 Comments

In a bit of black-brown coalition building, NCLR’s President Janet Murguia, along with the President of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Wade Henderson, penned an opinion piece in the Washington Post urging MLB to move the 2011 All-Star Game. Within the Latino blogosphere, many of us have been urging MLB to move [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Civil Rights · diversity · Government Accountability · Immigration · National Council of La Raza · racism

Seneca: Pondering the Sinking Immigration Discourse

June 14th, 2010 · 7 Comments

The prospects for comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) are dwindling day by day. Even the proposed Dream Act to help the children of the undocumented (aka illegals) secure university-level education is slowly diminishing. Moreover, I am convinced that the heartless and even poisonous positions being taken by many fellow Americans will sink any hopes of achieving [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Democratic Party · GWB · Immigration · Latino History · racism · Seneca

More Disturbing Education Statistics – Few Hispanic HS Dropouts Earn a GED

May 14th, 2010 · 4 Comments

A New Pew Hispanic Center Report released this week shows that Latinos once again are behind their white and black peers when it comes to educational certification after dropping out of high school. Dropping out of high school is horrible enough, but only one in ten Hispanic high school dropouts has obtained a GED. And [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Education · English language