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Logan Square Gent touches on Logan Square Gentrification

December 19th, 2011 · 2 Comments

By Edwin Romero A lot can take place within a 15 year span. Children grow, people mature, faces age and, at times, are replaced. You may find the facades of buildings remain the same all the while the folks who dwell inside alternate. So is the case within Logan Square, a neighborhood in the Northwest [...]

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Tags: diversity

Dems Need to Field Better Latino Candidates (& more of them)

June 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment

File this recent piece in the LA Times under “stuff we already know”, but it is particularly timely given the rise of Senator Marco Rubio and Governors Sandoval and Martinez in the southwest: “”The Republicans, by electing three national Latino leaders, have really challenged the Democratic Party,” said former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, until recently [...]

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Tags: Democratic Party · diversity · Immigration · Republican Party

There are 91 women serving in the U.S. Congress. Only 8 of them are Hispanic. Here’s how the 2012 election could change that for the better.

May 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Webmaster’s Note — The following is a guest piece by Milly Doolan of the 2012 Project. It is especially timely given this piece in today’s Los Angeles Times about the proportion of women officeholders flat-lining and slipping. The Times Reports: “The number of women sworn in to Congress this year fell for the first time [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · diversity · Government Accountability · Rep. Nydia Velazquez

“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

Healthcare Professionals & Telemundo: Observations from a Hospital Room

January 31st, 2011 · 8 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz This past holiday season was one of great difficulty for my family. Two weeks before Christmas, our matriarch, my Abuela, fell and broke her hip, marking the second time in four years this has happened to her. Despite being in excellent physical condition for an eighty-one year old, her surgery and subsequent [...]

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Tags: diversity · Education · GOP · health care · Media · Republican Party · Telemundo · Univision

What Did You Major In?

December 8th, 2010 · 12 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz This piece was inspired by a comment on my last blog post about abolishing Chicano Studies departments because “they doom aspiring minorities to a lifetime of poverty.” It reminded of the time-honored American tradition of emphasizing the necessity and superiority of certain fields over others. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone [...]

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Tags: diversity · Economics · Education · Immigration · Labor Relations · Latin American Foreign Policy · Latino History · Media · Mexico · racism

Low-Impact Community Service: Where the Talented Tenth of the Tenth Don’t Need to Spend their Time

November 29th, 2010 · 18 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz A friend once told me when it comes to Latinos in college, WEB DuBois’s adage of the “talented tenth” is more like the “talented tenth of the tenth”. In that light, many often wonder how educated Latinos can most effectively serve our community. As one Latino faculty member told me when I [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · diversity · Education

The Battle Over Ethnic Studies in Arizona

September 26th, 2010 · 20 Comments

Back in May, I wrote about how the state of Arizona codified in law a bill, HB 2281, banning ethnic studies curriculums throughout the state. On Thursday, I had the opportunity to listen to the attorney and two plaintiffs (teachers Lorenzo Lopez and Rene Martinez) who are challenging this law in court at a presentation [...]

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Tags: diversity · Education · racism · Rep. Raul Grijalva