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How Will Personal-Feedback Loops Affect the Hispanic Population?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 10.20.2011 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Could a personal-feedback loop help recent immigrants learn English more quickly? Might the idea be applied to concepts like voter registration or proper prenatal care, both of which are issues within the Latino population?

The Chilling Effect

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 09.28.2011 | Women
Taina Bien-Aime

At the heels of the NYPD rape case that shockingly led to an acquittal, there could be yet another chilling effect on reporting sex crimes if the DSK case is dismissed.

Why Did The Washington Post Pass On Vargas Story?

Posted 08.24.2011 | Media


Student Journalists Guarded Jose Antonio Vargas' Secret

Mountain View, CA Patch | Posted 08.23.2011 | Media

When Jose Antonio Vargas told the Oracle editorial staff his immigration status, silence fell upon the room....

Friday Talking Points [169] -- Weiner Roast

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Having just gotten back from a trip abroad where the news was dominated by the story of a politician facing severe consequences for his sexual misconduct, I opened up the pages of the American news to find... well, pretty much the same thing.

Chipotle Firings: One Story of a Broken Immigration System

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

While the broken state of our immigration system, and its desperate need for reform, might not be a part of your daily life, there are many for whom it is. It's time we all start following this story.

Weekly Pulse: New Anti-Choice Bill Suggests More #DearJohn Letters Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Health advocate Eesha Pandit and blogger Sady Doyle join GRITtv host Laura Flanders for a discussion...

Are Chinese Mothers Superior? You Can Decide for Yourself

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Basically Amy Chua wrote the book we didn't. Which means my own Tiger Mother was right: my laziness was going to be my "downfall" one day.

The F Word: Leaving the People Out of the Debate

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's not just the unemployed we don't tend to see on U.S. TV. Take public workers. They're in the news every day, but it's not actually them. It's people talking about them.

Census Bureau Survey Draws Attention to Need for More Proactive Multicultural Approach

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The release this past week of the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) makes it clear that America's ethnic makeup is changing much quicker...

You Say Tomato, I Say Raw Deal!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Frances Moore Lappe

2010-10-12-tomatoes.jpgTo get the minimum wage, a tomato worker has to pick more than 2.25 tons of tomatoes during a day that begins before dawn and lasts 10-12 hours.

PHOTOS: A Walk in San Francisco's Chinatown

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The first Chinese immigrants arrived in San Francisco in the 1850s. Many came to escape China's uncertain economic conditions, attracted by the Gold ...

Glenn Beck, Immigration, and Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Beck promised on his radio show that "the hammer" would be coming down on me, and that he would devote a week of his TV show to bringing me down. I took that as a "no" to dialogue, but I've decided to go ahead without him.

A Woman Without a Country

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

If I were to drive my Prius into Arizona, I expect that the state troopers would probably wave me on with a smile, perhaps allowing themselves a chuckle about those "green" Californians.

The F Word: Equal Obliviousness, Not Equal Rights

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The Atlantic published one of many recent articles about the "he-cession" or the "decline of men," wondering what it means that women are now the majo...

Non-English Speakers Struggle To Get Up To Speed As States Try To Keep Them Off Roads

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

Nine states currently offer an English-only written driver's license test and at least three others - Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee - are actively p...

Finally, a YA Novel About the American Muslim Experience

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Naazish YarKhan

Neither This Nor That enters the young adult literature market, bringing to light difficulties that American Muslim youth and children of immigrants face acclimating to life in the U.S.

Study: On Path to "Assimilation," Latino Immigrants Cross the Colorline

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Institutional racism appears to be breaking up the Latino community along color lines in a new twist on the old story of "passing."

Glenn Beck Believes Gay Handicapped Black Female Immigrant Will Be Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck prepared his listeners Friday for a "radical" Supreme Court nominee after news broke that Justice John Paul Stevens would retire at the end...

A Helping Hand, Then a Slap in the Face: U.S. Immigration Enforcement Policies Cause More Suffering

Marjorie Valbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marjorie Valbrun

It was with deep disappointment that we learned last week that some of the people who were evacuated from Haiti by U.S. Marines in the chaotic days after the earthquake had been jailed in immigration detention centers from the first day they arrived here.

The F Word: Courage for Immigration Reform

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

While House members were grandstanding on the floor over health care reform Sunday, and the news networks largely focused on tea party anti-healthcare...

Bret Michaels: The Rusyn Roots of the Rock of Love

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Rock and reality TV star Bret Michaels has been yo-yoing in and out of hospitals in a steady stream of medical episodes, each one supposedly unrelated...

Recognizing the Human Rights of Immigrant Children

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

To put children at the center of our arguments about immigration is to appeal to something beyond cold reason. Children are symbols of our future, and how we treat, view, care and talk about them matters for the nation we are.

Pray Immigration Reform Into Passage

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we, the people of faith, will. It's time to stop playing politics with people's lives.

Republicans Boycott Arizona?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Subtle or not, the Republican Party is obviously sending a message by choosing Florida over Arizona for the site of the 2012 RNC. Whether they admit it publicly or not, the national Republican Party is now on the side of the boycotters.