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Constance L. Rice


Our Duty to the Children at the Border

Constance L. Rice | August 22, 2014 | Politics
We endangered these kids and now owe them safe harbor from the danger that we helped to create.
Dr. Carmen Cruz


Everyone's a Little Biased

Dr. Carmen Cruz | August 22, 2014 | Latino Voices
As a diversity trainer and psychologist, I've heard how classism, racism/colorism, and homophobia hurt others. Given that understanding differences is a slow process in our self-development, I believe there are three steps to move yourself along the continuum.
Yoani Sanchez


Google Chrome Becomes 'Legal' in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | August 21, 2014 | Media
We Cuban users, fortunately, had not expected the American company to be allowed to access the program from a national Internet Provider.
Maite Arce


Conservation Is a Winning Conversation With Latinos

Maite Arce | August 21, 2014 | Latino Voices
How many political campaigns will also reach out to local Latino organizations to recognize National Public Lands Day (September 27) or visit a nearby park or national forest, in light of this new report?
Javier Sierra


The Tyranny of Asthma: How the EPA Can Help Fight This Scourge on Latinos

Javier Sierra | August 21, 2014 | Green
Fear is Pati Calzada's constant companion. Her six-year old son, Abraham, has asthma, and his frequent attacks fill them both with terror and anguish.
Carla Seaquist


Immigration Reform: Go Incrementally, Mr. Obama, and Go Before November

Carla Seaquist | August 21, 2014 | Politics
Reform of our immigration system has been on the docket forever. Campaigning to get to the White House, candidate Barack Obama not only promised but guaranteed immigration reform in his first year in office. That guarantee has not been delivered on because of the President's need to rescue an economy on the abyss.
Yoani Sanchez


Dengue Fever and Tall Stories for Children

Yoani Sanchez | August 20, 2014 | World
In 1981 an epidemic of dengue hemorrhagic fever broke out in Cuba. I was barely six, but that situation left me deeply traumatized. The first thing they told us in school was that the disease had been introduced by "Yankee imperialism."
Yoani Sanchez


Gold Fever Hits Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | August 20, 2014 | World
Evening falls and the sound of the sieves in the rolling hills trails off. The three men collect their belongings. They've finished the first day in their arduous search for gold.
Sébastien Maillard

Pope Francis: A 'Homebody' Out in the World Who Has Never Been to the United States

Sébastien Maillard | August 20, 2014 | World
Pope Francis' best asset is his lasting popularity outside his own Church. His limits are his own physical capacity. He told reporters he gave himself "two or three years" before death. He does not rule out retirement before then.
Mathew J. Burrows

Diversity Is America's 21st Century Strength

Mathew J. Burrows | August 20, 2014 | Politics
Open immigration is not the answer, but the United States should not hold up the reform of skilled-immigration programs like the H-1B and L-1 visas because of the political logjam over how to stop the flow of illegal immigration.
Dr. Kevin A. Osten


Sex Tourism Encounters in the Dominican Republic: Reflections as a White Man of Privilege

Dr. Kevin A. Osten | August 20, 2014 | Impact
These women and men who work as sex workers, through circumstances of place of birth and family resources, perpetuated by social systems and structures, do not have these privileges. It is not merely personal agency or strength of character that will free them from sex work and its dangers.
Wray Herbert


Is Racism Just a Form of Stupidity?

Wray Herbert | August 20, 2014 | Science
A small cadre of psychological scientists have continued over the years to explore the controversial connection between low intelligence and prejudice, and at this point they have overcome most of the methodological barricades, allowing them to rigorously analyze and answer this important societal question.
Daniel Cubias


Is It True That Everybody Uses Racist Language?

Daniel Cubias | August 20, 2014 | Latino Voices
I must be the most serene dude on the planet, because I swear to you that I have never hurled a racial invective at someone. No, not even when I was a kid. And no, not even when I was drunk. I'm not boasting, because it would be pretty sad if I wanted kudos just for avoiding hateful insults. To me, that should be basic behavior.
Julio Pabon


The Campaign to Retire 21 Moving Forward and Onward

Julio Pabon | August 19, 2014 | Latino Voices
The campaign to retire Roberto Clemente's number 21 is now in its eighth year and has accomplished quite a bit. It has worked with over 12 cities throughout the United States that have all passed resolutions, or have issued a citation urging the commissioner to retire Clemente's #21.
Olivia Cole

The 10 Kinds of Trolls You Will Encounter When Talking About Mike Brown

Olivia Cole | August 19, 2014 | Black Voices
When a black person is killed in America, trolls come out of the woodwork in an attempt to justify or distract from the taking of that life.
NCLR Action Fund

Racial Profiling to Death

NCLR Action Fund | August 19, 2014 | Latino Voices
With each killing in which a police officer is held unaccountable, with each instance of brutality where justice is delayed and perhaps never served, American men of color are reminded that for them, institutional racism is no mere abstraction.
Gustavo Payan

Giving Migrant Families a Reason to Stay Home

Gustavo Payan | August 19, 2014 | World
As a father, I can understand the desperation that would compel a parent to risk his child's life for the promise of a better future. Yet I am appalled and heartsick that 57,000 children have migrated to the U.S. with no parent or guardian.
Fernando Espuelas


Republicans in Deep Denial: Latinos Are Angry at You

Fernando Espuelas | August 18, 2014 | Politics
In the latest attempt at Photoshopping Latinos' deep and wide loathing of the Republican Party, National Review's Reihan Salam informs his readers that "Immigration Reform Is Not the Key to the Latino Vote."
Lucas Spangher

The Overlooked Plight of Factory Farm Workers

Lucas Spangher | August 18, 2014 | Green
We need to take a step back and ask why the events in Tyson's video occurred. To me, the data seems clear: We can no longer afford to treat this case as an isolated incident, but rather as part of a dangerous trend.
Jordana Timerman

Argentina's 'Golden Future' Didn't Come Tumbling Down Because the Whole Story Is a Fairy Tale

Jordana Timerman | August 18, 2014 | World
The roots of Argentina's delusion of grandeur and European-ness may be in the beliefs of Argentina's 19th century elites who were, indeed, fantastically wealthy, although nobody else was.
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