Entries Tagged as 'racism'

Sometimes the Conservative Movement Just Can’t Help Itself

February 13th, 2012 · 2 Comments

I wanted to share a piece that was written for another website because despite a lot of the hype about Latinos in this election cycle and overtures by conservatives to cultivate this segment of voters, we will sometimes see white supremacists legitimized in mainstream conservative spaces. It is almost as if American conservatives (and the […]

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Tags: Immigration · racism

“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

Immigration Quote of the Day, Courtesy of Kansas State Rep. Virgil Peck

March 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

In case ustedes missed it, Kansas State Representative Virgil Peck likened undocumented immigrants to feral hogs today and then backtracked a bit saying he was just joking. If you click here, you will find the audio where Peck speaks about shooting feral hogs as a good way to control illegal immigration. This is precisely the […]

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Tags: Immigration · racism

9 Years in Prison for the Beating Death of Luis Ramirez

February 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

In the two and a half years since the beating death of Luis Ramirez, we have witnessed more hate crimes against Latinos. Two other notables being the shooting of Brisenia Flores (Shawna Forde was sentenced to death this week) and Marcelo Lucero. Well today, two young men involved in the beating death of Luis Ramirez […]

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Tags: Crime · Immigration · racism

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

Latino Vote 2012: The Elephants In The Room

December 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Note: This blog was originally published on November 10, 2010 by Unai Montes-Irueste of Cuentame. It came to my attention after discussion that was prompted by Seneca’s recent blog post on The Latino State of the Union. The material is still very relevant and worth sharing on the eve of the big DREAM act vote […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Democratic Party · Department of Homeland Security · GOP · Immigration · racism · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Republican Party · Tom Tancredo · voting trends