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Latino Celebrities Rip Into Donald Trump For 'Fear Mongering'

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing "anti-immigrant fear mongering" by Republican presidential candidates, nearly two dozen Latino celebrities and civil righ...

Is Program Integrity Just Code for Anti-Immigrant?

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 02.09.2016 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

The term "program integrity" has recently come into vogue to address the alleged rampant exploitation of the government's assistance. It has become clear, however, that when lawmakers discuss "program integrity," these are really just terms of art to justify denying immigrants access to federal programs.

The Monster of Our Own Creation

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 12.30.2015 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

With our worship of wealth and our love of trash, combined with our historical racism and xenophobia, so entrenched that a Supreme Court justice feels free to spew racism from the bench, we run the risk of getting exactly the president that we deserve.

The Origins of Intolerance in America

John Tirman | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
John Tirman

In the last few weeks, the alarming rise of vitriolic anti-immigrant, xenophobic rhetoric from the right wing has alarmed a large segment of the American people, but equally disturbing is how much support these noxious views are getting from the public. After the civil rights achievements of the 1960s, it was widely assumed that tolerance and diversity would win the day. Many studies show that growing familiarity with the "other" typically yields more tolerant attitudes. But this recent spasm of hatred is shocking in its intensity and in the apparent rejection of that decades-long progress toward social peace. Many even call it fascism. Why has this reversal suddenly appeared?

The men uniting nativists and Islamophobes

Lindsay Schubiner | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Lindsay Schubiner

Anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney has received more media attention than usual this week after Donald Trump cited Gaffney's Islamophobic...

Why Roanoke's Mayor Should Apologize And Welcome Refugees

Lindsay Schubiner | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Lindsay Schubiner

If anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim hate and fear are left unchecked, the consequences may undermine our Constitution and our democracy.

Zoe Saldana's Response To Anti-Immigrant Hate: ‘You Can’t Kill Us. You Can’t Send Us Back’

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.04.2015 | Latino Voices

Zoe Saldana is taking a bold stance against the anti-immigrant and anti-Latino comments that have been making headlines in recent months.  In an ...

Sheriffs Join Hate Group on Southern Border

Lindsay Schubiner | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Lindsay Schubiner

This Friday, sheriffs from around the country will converge in McAllen, Texas, for a two-day border event led by the largest anti-immigrant hate group in the United States, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

'Sanctuary Cities' Bill on Senate Floor Is Unsafe and Unwise

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The truth is that anti-immigrant groups are less concerned about public safety and more concerned with reducing overall levels of immigration, particularly people of color.

Ann Coulter's Immigrant Ancestors

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Coulter's peculiar logic and word play provoked my own curiosity about her heritage. I decided to take a peek into her past, starting with her parents.

The Donald's 'Inclusive' Racism

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Robert Koehler

As far as I can tell, Trump is the unapologetic standard bearer of late-stage, theater-of-the-absurd American exceptionalism. He directly addresses the prerequisite for national identity: an enemy. Someone to hate. Someone to fear. This is nationalism; this is Republicanism.

Want to Fight Anti-Latino/a Prejudice?: 5 Reasons to Bring the Community into the Classroom

Marisel Moreno | Posted 07.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Marisel Moreno

One of the most powerful ways to combat racist and negative stereotypes about U.S. Latinas and Latinos, or any group for that matter, is to be armed with actual facts and data, and to use that information to engage others in learning about and interacting with that particular community.

Donald Trump's Latino Employees Resent His Anti-Immigrant Remarks

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2015 | Latino Voices

By Laila Kearney and Sebastien Melo NEW YORK, July 12 (Reuters) - From the nearest bus stop, workers navigate about a mile of overgrown...

Cheryl Burke Won't Host Miss USA Because Of Donald Trump

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2015 | Latino Voices

By Whitney Friedlander LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Miss Universe has been dealt another blow in the wake of the Donald Trump controver...

What Europe Should Learn From Bosnia

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

Europe today is witnessing a major crisis concerning its Muslim communities, one which is already beginning to reveal its troubling global implications. Bosnians have lessons for our troubled world.

The Comparisons Between Ferguson And Selma Are Too Similar To Ignore

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.05.2015 | Black Voices

They only lasted minutes, but the images of the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, on television permanently seared the inhumanity o...

J'aime Paris et l'Europe

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Brent Budowsky

As many around the world said to Americans in September 2001, we say to the men and women throughout Paris, France and Europe today: You are not alone. Our unity will ultimately triumph, and our cause will ultimately prevail.

Willie Nelson's Good Southern Texas Hospitality for Refugee Children

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 10.19.2014 | Entertainment
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Known for his country outlaw music with Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and others, at one time "they called Willie crazy, but nowadays they call him a saint." I hope Willie secures several generations of music enthusiasts from one of the fastest growing demographics in our Nation.

I Did Not Come to Praise Richard Mellon-Scaife

Brian Ross | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

Richard "Dickie" Mellon-Scaife the reclusive billionaire publisher and heir of the 19th century Mellon Bank robber barons died at 82 on Friday, the final punctation of a dark biography of political manipulation and democracy demolition equal or greater to his more public friends the Koch brothers.

A Bright Future for Democrats

Robert Slayton | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Robert Slayton

All the pundits are writing about what Eric Cantor's loss means to the Republican Party. Democratic politicians are wisely keeping quiet, not wanting to appear like they're gloating at someone else's misfortune. But it's a two party system, what does this mean for the Democrats in years to come?

Bizarre Ad Makes A Shocking Claim About Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.18.2014 | Latino Voices

A California group is arguing that the state should keep out immigrants to protect its threatened water supply. In an Earth Day ad from Californian...

Alabama Prepares For Major Civil Rights Anniversary

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march is a year away, and both cities are making plans to draw...

Open Letter to Roger Ailes, CEO and Chairman of Fox News Channel

Alex Nogales | Posted 12.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Alex Nogales

Mr. Ailes, this is unacceptable. It is one thing for Fox News to routinely spread hate towards Latino and immigrant adults. It is quite another to demonize innocent children.

King: Republicans Under Immigration 'Spell'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) delivered an anti-immigration reform speech to about 60 people in the backyard of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) o...

The Shady Group Behind The African-American Anti-Immigration Rally

www.thedailybeast.com | Michelle Cottle | Posted 07.12.2013 | Black Voices

Calling all immigration reform opponents! Monday is the day to stand up and be counted at the D.C. March for Jobs, as tea-party protesters will conven...