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José Antonio Vargas

A For Activist: No Longer Journalism's Scarlet Letter

Rory O'Connor | Posted 06.27.2016 | Media
Rory O'Connor

From Anderson Cooper to John Oliver, it's become fashionable of late -- even in mainstream media circles -- to laud those daring enough to combine journalism with activism. That's good news -- but it wasn't always that way

Compassion 101: It's Time for Schools to Come Out

Rev. Ryan M. Eller | Posted 03.15.2016 | Education
Rev. Ryan M. Eller

White Americans are an emerging racial minority in many parts of the country. In fact, students who identify as "White" became a minority in K-12 public schools for the first time nationally during the 2014-2015 school year.

Jose Antonio Vargas Wants Your Voice In Representing 'The New American Majority'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.19.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Jose Antonio Vargas, a filmmaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who publicly came out as an undocumented immigrant in 2011, has a message about...

Jose Antonio Vargas' New Site Aims To Tell Better Story About Race And Identity In America

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.18.2016 | Media

Jose Antonio Vargas thinks the national media is missing the big picture when it comes to race, culture and immigration in America. As an outspoken jo...

In An Immigration Debate Focused On Borders And Walls, Asians Often Get Left Out

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

Conservative rabble-rouser Ann Coulter unwittingly summed up one misunderstanding about undocumented immigrants in America earlier this week, when she...

Watch Undocumented Immigrants Hilariously Respond To Mean Tweets

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.11.2016 | Latino Voices

Immigration reform is more than just a political hot button topic, it's something that affects millions of people. And these five undocumented immigra...

Jake Brewer's Immigration Legacy May Last For Years

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In April 2011, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas gathered three of his best friends in his New York apartment to brainstorm the name for a ...

Golden Girls: Growing Old, Growing Up and Growing Asian American

Ben de Guzman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ben de Guzman

Whether I knew it or not, who I was becoming as a young gay man of color, was keeping time with how these four women were becoming who they were.

CNN, NYT Asked To Drop 'Illegal Immigrant' Ahead Of Debate

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 09.16.2015 | Media

One of the first things any journalist learns is that when you’re reporting on someone accused of a crime, you always use “alleged” to indicate ...

Jose Antonio Vargas: Media Lets Trump Get Away With 'Too Much'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment

Donald Trump has caused quite a stir with his presidential campaign since he announced his run last month. From attacking Mexicans in his campaign ann...

11 Things White People Need To Realize About Race

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices

“We talk a lot about race in this country a lot, but we don’t include you [in] the conversation… I’m interested in how you feel.” That’s ...

Where Was Hillary?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the Netroots Nation convention, the most notable thing was that two Democratic candidates for president showed up, and three did not. Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley were both on hand to court Lefties, but I had to wonder where Hillary Clinton was.

MTV Causes A Stir With 'White People' Documentary

Associated Press | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the challenges for makers of the MTV documentary "White People" was getting folks to talk about race when they didn't feel th...

White Millennials Explain What It Means To Be White In America, And You Should Listen

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

In 1955 James Baldwin traveled to Leukerbad, Switzerland, a tiny village nestled in the heart of the Alps. The inhabitants, who had not encountered to...

Megyn Kelly Spars With Jose Antonio Vargas Over Sanctuary City Policies

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.14.2015 | Media

Fox News' Megyn Kelly said Monday that the recent shooting of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier is a "prime example" of why the policy of sanctuary...

Jose Antonio Vargas Has A Big Problem With How The Media Is Reporting On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.08.2015 | Media

Jose Antonio Vargas slammed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and the media Tuesday night for not educating Americans on the current immigration...

The Courage to Be Undocumented

Julissa Arce | Posted 07.07.2016 | Latino Voices
Julissa Arce

It's not the year 2000 anymore and the DREAM Act hasn't passed, but over the last 15 years a movement has been brewing. One story changed the course of my life. Imagine if our collective stories can change history?

Dayana Morales Gomez

Undocumented Immigrants Urge Others To 'Come Out' In Push For Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progress toward immigration reform in the past several years has been attributed in no small part to the many undocumented immigrants, p...

Watch White Southerners Debate The Meaning Of The Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

In the aftermath of last week’s Charleston shooting, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas is hoping his new documentary on white privilege will help start...

Jackson Connor

Jose Antonio Vargas Teams With LA Times For New Media Platform, #EmergingUS

HuffingtonPost.com | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.19.2015 | Media

When journalist Jose Antonio Vargas first arrived in the U.S. from the Philippines at the age of 12, the bustle of Los Angeles International Airport w...

My Conversation With Jose Antonio Vargas

Tavis Smiley | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight I'm joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas. I asked him whether or not as a journalist he believes the media have accurately covered the immigration debate.

The Big Problem With The Immigration Debate

Now This News | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

"We are here because you were there."...

Elise Foley

Jose Antonio Vargas Among Undocumented Immigrants Making Urgent Plea To Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eleven undocumented immigrants are putting themselves forward on Wednesday to plead with the Obama administration to protect them -- and...

Jose Antonio Vargas Says His Detention At The Border Wasn't A Stunt

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Jose Antonio Vargas, the nation's most prominent undocumented immigrant, said Wednesday that his detention at the border wasn't a scheme to draw atten...

Igor Bobic

Jose Antonio Vargas Released From Border Patrol Custody

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Jose Antonio Vargas, the nation's most prominent undocumented immigrant, was released from U.S. Border Patrol custody on Tuesday. He had been detained...