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Update on Claudia Alvarez Remarks: City Council of Santa Ana Publicly Condemns Her Statement

September 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Following up on the Claudia Alvarez remarks that have garnered much outrage, the Santa Ana City Council has condemned her statement in a meeting yesterday. And Alvarez offered another apology. Also worth noting is the public support for Alvarez at the meeting. Gustavo Arellano has some insight about the context of the support Alvarez has [...]

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Tags: Jewish - Latino relations

Santa Ana Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez Takes Heat for Comments Targeting a Jewish Property Owner

August 30th, 2011 · 8 Comments

File this under stupid quotes. It came to my attention earlier today that Santa Ana Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez has been taking some heat for some remarks she made in reference to a Jewish property owner who is involved in the city’s downtown area. Last week in a council meeting, Alvarez compared a downtown businessman, who [...]

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Tags: Jewish - Latino relations

Donny Deutsch, Marco Rubio, and the “Coconut Incident”

February 24th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Ad man Donny Deutsch has been making the news rounds because of his use of the term “coconut” (brown on the outside, white on the inside) to refer to Cuban-American Senatorial Candidate Marco Rubio on an appearance on the The Joy Behar Show. When I heard about this yesterday, I thought to myself that this [...]

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Tags: Jewish - Latino relations · Media · racism

The Jewish Journal’s Proclamation of Villaraigosa’s Success

June 15th, 2009 · 16 Comments

While in Pasadena yesterday, I picked up a copy of The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, which is a nicely assembled free publication. What prompted me to pick it up was the cover featuring a mega-watt smiling Mayor Villaraigosa with the word “Success” in bold across the center. Author Peter Dreier penned a response to [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Corina Villaraigosa · GWB · Jewish - Latino relations

Seneca’s take on Latino Leadership in Washington, D.C.

November 12th, 2008 · 9 Comments

In Washington, it is most difficult to obtain or discover any vignettes or indiscretions by Latinos because the vast majority simply do not hang out in the nation’s capital after hours or on weekends. Perhaps this is one of many reasons why only one Latino member of Congress is considered to be part of the Washington inner [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Jewish - Latino relations · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca

Latino Legislators of the Week, Congressmen Baca, Gutierrez, and Sires – Meeting with the Postville Community regarding the Immigration Raids

July 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments

This week I decided to select three Latino Legislators of the Week. On Saturday, Reps. Joe Baca (D-CA), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), and Albio Sires (D-NJ) met with the members of the Postville community at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church to discuss the recent immigration raids in the small Iowa community. The Congressmen heard three hours of [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Immigration · Jewish - Latino relations · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Latino Legislator of the Week Award goes to Congresswoman Hilda Solis – Making baby products and toys safer!

May 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

The Loretta Sanchez post is challenging me to focus on some of the more positive things that our leaders are doing. I’m going to try to highlight a Latino legislator of the week every Friday, as long as they are in session and working. Obviously, these folks get nice paid holidays that most working Americans don’t have [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Jewish - Latino relations · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Latino and Jewish group coalition building

November 16th, 2007 · 16 Comments

I found this article in the Dallas Morning News a few days ago about how the American Jewish Committee was assisting Mexican American leaders and immigrant groups with the immigration issue and coalition building. I’m glad to see this kind of cooperation, as I think the Latino community can learn so much from this group [...]

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Tags: Immigration · Jewish - Latino relations