The banning of ethnic studies from schools brings into question the role of education. What is the purpose of schooling? Is it solely meant to create a competent future workforce?
I deemed it a hyped up holiday, especially by Americans, endorsed by alcohol companies to boost up their sales. That was until I came to Puebla, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Cinco de Mayo. I realized how wrong I was.
As you toss back tortilla chips, guacamole and salsa, take a moment to reflect on Cinco de Mayo, and give thanks to 4,000 Mexican rebels.
And there is the key. To accept the long-time excluded -- gays, divorced, people from other religions, for example -- as legitimate others. Not to tolerate them in a patronizing way, but to see in their different lives and perspectives a path to enrich and humanize ourselves.
Gifted with perfect pitch - an innate ability that not even most musicians have - there is no doubt that Charly is one of the most influential 'rock en español' musicians and composers in Latino America.
Today, modernization and globalization have brought vertiginous changes. The drive of those who seek the greatest reward in the shortest time span and with the least effort has led, in the case of our country, Ecuador, to a mismanagement of our natural environment.
In their pursuit of the American Dream, Hispanics are failing to protect it. Yes, we may feel confident that we will improve our financial situation over the next year. But what about the following year? And the year after that?
For us Latinos, the organized Jewish community has been an important ally in the quest for an immigration reform. And for us Jews, the alliance with the Latino community and support of its advancement keeps us in the right side of history.
It's okay to challenge status quo, even the personal ones we have come up against. I know this can be hard. We are a very loyal people. But, this is about finding your Latinoself - your identity.
On Sunday April 8, 2012 as chocolate bunnies are undressed from their gold foil outfits and the hunt for chocolate eggs scramble kids into frenzies, take a moment to give thanks to the Aztecs and Mayans. And, thank Montezuma for his 2nd revenge - our insatiable craving for chocolate.
At the very least there should have been a sign outside, a courtesy warning in giant neon letters, announcing, however preposterously, "No Se Habla Español. English-Only-Salsa-Night." It might have spared me some psychological damage to know that's what I was in for.
Born Bataan Nitollano to a Filipino father and African American mother, Joe bataan survived the rough and tumble streets of New York City's East Harlem to become the King of Latin Soul.
For too long our culture has been told that pretty is White and that White is what sells. Combine this with the portrayal of colored people in their limited roles, mostly negative roles, and you have your societal norm.
I finally muster up the courage to tell myself "it's time to take ownership of your body!" Yes! Let's do this! You're in college now and your family can no longer say that it's not for girls like you!
The days of flattery are over. The Latino community now knows that because of their voting numbers, we must take to the polls
Romney's the one who wants to get half of the 11 million undocumented Latinos in this country to "self-deport" by the end of his theoretical first term. That idea is prompting many Latino voters, including myself, to call for Romney to self-screw.