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.
On Election Day, we have a duty and an obligation to vote for our friends, brothers, sisters and DREAMers who cannot vote. We must give our community a voice. We must elect a president that will defend these immigration initiatives and enact immigration reform with a path to citizenship.
Villegas's fame will help her with many of these basic necessities, but she is sure to experience some of the judgment I experienced for her decision to become a young parent. I hope she knows how important it is that she push back on this stigma.
Xenophobia has no end. There will always be a scapegoat. Today, that scapegoat may be Muslims and Syrian refugees. Yesterday, it was Mexican migrants. Tomorrow, it might be undocumented immigrants from Latin America. It's only a matter of time before the rhetoric mutates and turns back on us again.
New polling released by impreMedia and Latino Decisions finds that the GOP's image among Latino voters has significantly deteriorated since 2012. The poll reports that statements by GOP frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson are negatively impacting the overall GOP brand.
In the United States, the immigrant story is part of the blueprint of our country. It disheartens me to see my community or any other culture under attack. Some presidential candidates do not seem to care that by promoting negative stereotypes, they are alienating one of the biggest voting blocs in America.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was recently asked to speculate about his political future. ''I have no idea,'' he stated. ''But I'm here now. And it's beautiful." But "beautiful" is not the word most people of color would use to describe the climate that Trump has created.