Entries Tagged as 'Civil Rights'

The Latest Corporate Sponsorship Criticism in the Latino Political Sphere

June 1st, 2012 · 7 Comments

The corporate sponsorship of Latino civic organizations has been covered before on this site. Specifically, beer company sponsorships are popular with the traditional Latino organizations. A few years back, I even wrote about how the beer companies are so invested in cultural holidays such as Cinco de Mayo. Well, this time the United Farm Workers […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Labor Relations · Substance Abuse and Latinos

You Don’t Respect Me, Huh?

March 21st, 2011 · 14 Comments

NCLR has a new campaign that was launched about a week and a half ago urging members of Congress and other elected officials to show a level of respect for the Latino community. This campaign comes in light of recent comments by Kansas state representative Virgil Peck about shooting undocumented immigrants and the continued hysteria […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Immigration · National Council of La Raza

Why Does Arizona Have Issues?

February 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

By Matthew Stieglitz I facetiously wrote in a previous piece that Arizona was making a daily case for exile from the union, which I now find myself entertaining as an intriguing notion. Birthright citizenship, something no one thought would ever be an issue, is currently being broached because of supposed, “anchor babies”. On top of […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Education · health care · Immigration · racism

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

An Afterthought on MLK Day

January 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Note: Even though the Martin Luther King holiday was on Monday, many festivities have continued throughout the week. By Melissa Beatriz Skolnick To some, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day may be nothing more than a day off from the hectic life of school, work, and the like.  Yet, it is important to remember the true […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Civil Rights · Education · racism

Who is Our Cesar Chavez? Who is Our Dolores Huerta?

November 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz As 2011 approaches, let us take a moment to review 2000-2010 through a lens of Latino disempowerment. During this decade, our community has weathered firestorms ranging from anti-immigrant rhetoric, to financial extortion, to exclusion from the American educational system. Make no mistake, when politicians refuse to provide access to higher education for […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Education · Immigration · Labor Relations · Latino History · LULAC · National Association of Latino Elected Officials · National Council of La Raza

Another Get Out The Vote Message…

October 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

this time brought to you via the folks at This creatively gives a glimpse into the movement to suppress Latino voter turnout and other political participation. Please share this message with your friends and family, and don’t forget to vote on Tuesday. When I asked Presente about why they crafted this GOTV message, Favianna […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Immigration · racism · Voting Rights

Duty of Spanish Language Media to Voters

October 25th, 2010 · 12 Comments

By Cristina Villarreal My grandparents were both born and raised in the United States.  They both speak English, but when they watch the news, they watch the news and most of their television in Spanish.  Even though they speak English they are more comfortable with Spanish.  My grandfather says he understands it better.  Spanish language […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Immigration · Media · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Univision