Entries Tagged as 'African-Americans'

Arizona Does It Again — This Time Banning Ethnic Studies!

May 12th, 2010 · 28 Comments

The Grand Canyon state has done it again. Just weeks after passing the controversial SB 1070, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer today signed into law a bill that targets ethnic studies programs. The bill that Brewer signed today “prohibits classes that advocate ethnic solidarity, that are designed primarily for students of a particular race or that […]

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Tags: African-Americans · Books · diversity · Education · Latino History

The America that Could Be

April 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Blog by David Molina, currently serving on the Oregon Commission of Hispanic Affairs: Before Latinos, it was the African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, and before that, it was the Irish-Americans, and Italian-Americans and “others.” On the day that the Empire of Japan surprisingly attacked our Pearl Harbor, Americans of Japanese descent (Nissei) were expelled from public office, and […]

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Tags: African-Americans · Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · David Molina · Government Accountability · Immigration · Iraq War · Latino History · racism

Law Professors Say AZ SB 1070 Unconstitutional + More Protest and Coalition Building

April 26th, 2010 · 39 Comments

It seems that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and her counterparts in the Arizona legislature who were pushing SB 1070 didn’t bother to consult some of the nation’s preeminent law professors who went on record this weekend saying that the law is unconstitutional. The Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports: “It sounded to the Law Blog […]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Civil Rights · Immigration

Use of Fear in Political Discourse: Do Latinos recognize it?

December 7th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Seneca has contributed the following about Latinos and the use of fear in the political climate: Fear in public discourse is as ancient as political competition. While man was in the caves, he became fearful of fire, the shadows it created, lightening, thunder, the wind or snow storms, the swollen sea, the flooding streams, earthquakes, […]

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Tags: Abortion rights · African-Americans · Civil Rights · diversity · GOP · Immigration · Latino History · LULAC · Media · racism · Republican Party · Same-sex marriage · Seneca

Seneca returns with observations about President Obama and Latinos

October 11th, 2009 · 32 Comments

Seneca has been on hiatus, but he’s back with some great observations about Latinos in the Obama administration and in the federal government in general: Obama has already demonstrated that he is the first US President to appoint more Latinos in his administration than any other President before him. His crowning achievement was to get Sonia […]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · diversity · GOP · Immigration · Secretary of Interior Salazar · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Seneca · Supreme Court

Seneca: Latinos and the GOP, Part II

March 18th, 2009 · 38 Comments

During the Nixon Administration, the GOP began to assimilate the White South and all its cultural baggage: racial resentment of the African-American progress and the betraying Democratic Party. Meanwhile, Latinos still in overwhelming numbers remained Democrats. It was in the early 80’s with Ronald Reagan and the rise of the religious Evangelical Right that many […]

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Tags: Abortion rights · African-Americans · Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Democratic Party · diversity · Economics · Evangelicals · Federico Peña · GOP · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Immigration · Sen. Mel Martinez · Seneca · voting trends

Seneca: Latinos & The GOP

March 9th, 2009 · 45 Comments

This is the first of a two part blog piece by Seneca illustrating the history of Latinos and the Republican Party. Recent commentary in the aftermath of the recent Obama victory and the 2006 Democratic Congressional win suggests that the country once again has moved noticeably to the Democrats. This stems from the Iraq War […]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Democratic Party · GOP · GWB · Henry B. Gonzalez · Iraq War · Kennedys · Latino History · Presidential Elections · racism · Seneca · voting trends

Seneca On Why the Latinos are Now the Most Numerous in Jail

February 20th, 2009 · 37 Comments

This week the Pew Hispanic Center released a new report, Hispanics and Federal Crime. It describes the alarming state of affairs in terms of how Latinos now lead in numbers in the federal penal system throughout the US. It does not address with any granularity the status of Latinos at the local level, except to suggest that […]

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Tags: African-Americans · Crime · Immigration · MALDEF · Prison · Seneca