Entries Tagged as 'racism'

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

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

Yes on Prop 19: a “Yes” Vote is clear, particularly for groups being marginalized by current policy

October 20th, 2010 · 6 Comments

By Dr. David Bearman Barack Obama is trying my patience. Don’t get me wrong, I still believe he inherited a mess from George Bush and is doing the best he can to turn the ship of state around.  However allowing his Attorney General Eric Holder to come out against California’s Prop 19 is not only […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Crime · drug war · Economics · Government Accountability · Latino History · LULAC · Mexico · Prison · racism · Substance Abuse and Latinos

Sharron Angle Attacks Senator Reid Over DREAM Act

October 10th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Originally Posted on Friday, October 8, 2010 (Note: We have had some issues with the web hosting service, so the site has been down for some time over the weekend. We are working to restore content.) As Bender Bending Gonzalez reminded us a few weeks ago, when Senator Reid opted to bring up the DREAM […]

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Tags: Education · GOP · Immigration · racism · Uncategorized

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

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s United America

September 3rd, 2010 · 5 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s Worst Debate Moment Ever (h/t Alicia Menendez) observable in the first minute-or-so of her gubernatorial debate with current Arizona Attorney Gen. Terry Goddard is making the rounds on the interwebs; but keep watching beyond Brewer’s freeze and you will hear the following exchange– Interviewer: Is SB1070 good for […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Immigration · racism

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

Seneca on Border Security: Thwarting the New Menace

August 9th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Border Security has become like drug enforcement. In the last 40 plus years, the US is estimated to have spent over a trillion dollars nationally on anti-drug enforcement, feeding that beast until it has developed, like the Cold War, into an industry. This anti-drug frenzy has made the US the country with the largest prison […]

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Tags: Cuba · Department of Homeland Security · drug war · Immigration · Latino History · Mexico · racism · Seneca