For the past decade, the Latino population in Iowa has been growing faster than the national rate, and has resulted in a larger Latino population within the Hawkeye State. As a result, the Latino community can impact an important caucus, provided they turn out and participate.
We need a leader who won't endlessly parse their words and weigh their statements. We need a leader who is genuine, sincere, and with a record that tells us that our candidate will not only be consistent on immigration, but will also make it a priority after the election.
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It's time for Congress to get serious about protecting the voting rights of all Americans. Dr. King wouldn't expect any less from us.
Have you ever been asked "What are you?" I knew if I said Puerto Rican, people would challenge me because I wasn't born on La Isla or didn't look brown enough to be Puerto Rican. If I said American, those who questioned me would insist that I must have "something else" in me.
At Project Enye (ñ), our mission is to use cultural and familial stories to build community among first generation American born Latinos with at least one parent from a Spanish speaking country.
Today people from diverse nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, even cultural mindsets, culinary tastes, have been grouped together under the tag (slur?) of Hispanic or Latino, thanks to the evil-doings of the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
In 2015, #Latinos seized the power of Twitter to mobilize, make their voices heard, and define and reclaim what it means to be Latino/a/x. They tweeted about politics, social movements, and the lack of diversity in STEM and public office, among other things.
Dear Hillary: Your post also troubles me. You cannot intersperse a few words in Spanish and a couple references to what your staff assumes to be a Latinx culture, and then call yourself our abuela.
The communal morality of Latin American Catholics may explain, for instance, why they are so radically more responsive to Pope Francis's message around climate change.
Arizona stands unique in that it's rise to the partisan battleground is not based on outside investment or competitive federal elections but rather owes its success to the grassroots movement that has successfully resisted local anti-immigrant laws.
It is time for presidential debate moderators to get real about Latinos. In the real world, Latinos are not the other. Sixty-five percent of us were born in the United States. We are your friends and neighbors.
Rarely in the field of education do I find someone with such a passion and talent for the work that she can hold a group of 60 teenagers completely ca...
As Republicans converge in Las Vegas on December 15 for the next presidential debate, it would serve them well to take a moment and reflect on where they are. And perhaps, more importantly, who they are surrounded by.
Words matter, and they can lift us up, or lead us down the rabbit hole to hell. Trump's comments about "the other" speak to how low we can go when we act from our most fearful and angry selves.
Now is the moment that black and brown communities must join together, fling open the door of possibilities and hold all the candidates accountable to holding a real debate about what a 21st century jobs program would look like for them.