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Entries by Esther J. Cepeda from 05/2009

Incubating the Scientists and Engineers of Tomorrow -- Today!

| Posted 05.07.2009 | Chicago

The number of black and Hispanic kids going into science and math-based fields of study in college is painfully low, despite their representation in the U.S. population. But workplace equity is not what gets these kids up early.

Trippin' the Light Hispanic: Introducing 'Chicago Latino List 2009'

| Posted 05.15.2009 | Chicago

Despite there being a ton of Hispanic people doing truly amazing things here in Chicago, there seems to be no "official" list that mainstream publications can refer to. So, I'm starting one.

Another Midnight Run: Foreclosure Crisis Hits Close to (my) Home

| Posted 05.22.2009 | Chicago

This is what foreclosure feels like from the outside. All of a sudden, trusted neighbors whose children I was watching grow up are gone and all that's left is a littered, empty home.

Latinos Demand Supreme Court Nominee - Almost To Their Own Detriment

| Posted 05.25.2009 | Politics

Oh God, I can't wait until Obama picks already, I'm tired of the endless speculation and even more tired of the whole "Hispanics are lobbying for a Latino justice" story line.

U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor is a Superstar Judge Who Just Happens to be Hispanic

| Posted 05.28.2009 | Politics

The media should have focused more on Sotomayor's professional excellence and not just on her stunning personal story.