Entries Tagged as 'diversity'

Calculated Tactics Will Not Stand

August 18th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Preface: With the net neutrality debate heating up, I was asked if LatinoPoliticsBlog would post this piece by Jorge Bauermeister. By Jorge Bauermeister The political world was abuzz this week as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unequivocally stated, “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.”  Senator Reid’s comment was inarticulate at best […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Digital Divide · diversity · Media · racism

Artist Profile: Molina of Soulaju

August 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to interview Adrian H. Molina, half of the duo SOULAJU. Molina is a musician, spoken word artist, and educator working out of Denver, Colorado. He certainly is busy, mentoring youth of color in the rural communities of Colorado, in addition to working on his own music and […]

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Tags: diversity · Education · Immigration

Candidate Profile: Linda Chavez-Thompson for Lieutenant Governor of Texas

August 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments

I have had the opportunity to interact with Linda Chavez-Thompson twice within the past month. The first time at Netroots Nation in Las Vegas a few weeks ago and then again last week on a blogger call. Between now and the November elections, I will periodically feature some Latino candidates or other candidates running for […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · diversity · Education · Government Accountability · Immigration · teen pregnancy

Latinos Aren’t Important on Capitol Hill

August 1st, 2010 · 15 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez In February, a report issued by the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA) discovered that among Congressional staff on Capitol Hill, “Latinos are almost completely left out of key staff positions and are drastically underrepresented at all staff levels.” Further, the CHSA report concludes that Latinos “are not only being denied a seat […]

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Tags: Democratic Party · diversity · Education · GOP · Government Accountability · Immigration · National Association of Latino Elected Officials · Republican Party

The Secret Formula: How America Became a Leader By Being Open

July 28th, 2010 · 7 Comments

By David Molina Note: A federal judge just blocked parts of Arizona’s SB 1070 this morning. You can read more about that here. SB 1070 was scheduled to go into effect as passed tomorrow. Tomorrow the most anti-immigrant state law will go into effect in Arizona. While the federal government via the Department of Justice […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · David Molina · diversity · Economics · Immigration

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


June 7th, 2010 · 24 Comments

Lately, in many Latino or Hispanic gatherings to celebrate a Latino milestone or a high-level appointment or laud our heritage, it is usually noted that we are now over 45 million strong in population in the US. This means it is now the most numerous minority group in the country. At times in the uplifting […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · diversity · Economics · Education · Government Accountability · Immigration · Media · racism · Seneca

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