Both racism and poverty are hell, but nothing compares to the suffering and powerlessness that is poverty. Victims of racism have a lot of champions. Tell me, how many champions of the poor do you know personally? Are you one?
As a veteran who served during Gulf War I under former President George H.W. Bush in 1991, I give Senator John McCain my respect for his military service and consider him a courageous veteran because he withstood being a Prisoner Of War (POW).
Morning Joe host (and leading conservative pundit) Joe Scarborough apparently agrees about the need to reform the GOP on the issue of bigotry, and that Donald Trump presents an opportunity to do that.
Republicans ought to be ashamed for using tragedies to advance their political agenda that can only promote an increase of hate crimes against brown-skinned people.
Of course if the "short-fingered vulgarian" -- to borrow a Spy Magazine term of endearment for Mr. Trump -- runs as a Independent, then, as in 1992 (when Ross Perot stole huge numbers of the GOP vote), the Republicans don't have a prayer, no matter whom they run.
The GOP has been doing a racist strip tease for decades now, and Trump is just skipping the tease. But it may point to a possible upside. Thanks to gauche clowns like Trump -- not to mention Cliven Bundy, Steve King and others -- the GOP, like the Democratic Party of the 60s, might be forced to reform itself, if only to end the pain.
This weekend San Diego was the Mecca for nerds, geeks, and fans alike attending Comic-Con. However, the place to be in San Diego on Friday night was the Centro Cultural de la Raza for its inaugural Comic Conga - an after Comic-Con party celebrating Latino Art.
Two in five working Latinos would get a raise under the bill recently introduced in Congress by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., to raise the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour over five years.
I am here to tell the Latino community that we need Bernie Sanders, and vice versa. I am here to tell the Latino community we need to endorse and vote for Bernie Sanders to become the next president of the United States.
The title of this post is distinctly ideological and, I believe, holds implications for a discussion of the medicalization of madness and mental illness.
Dominicans are poised to be significant political players within and outside the Latino community. The degree to which this becomes a political reality will largely depend on the degree to which Dominican candidates and Dominican civic organizations take the lead in mobilizing this important segment of the Latino electorate in the Northeast.
You needn't worry about my daughter--she learned from this experience not to accept crumbs from those who think that people with disabilities don't deserve the best the world has to offer. So thank you for galvanizing me into helping to change the world for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
I don't want to spend my time chastising you. I'll leave that to your business partners who have the power to scold you where it hurts. Instead, I'm writing to say thank you! What you did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined!
BC fired Donald Trump today. Last week Trump's Miss Universe pageant was dropped by Univision. Both networks are reacting to racist remarks by the Republican Primary contender, who is currently running second in the New Hampshire polls, ahead of Marco Rubio and only slightly trailing "Jeb!" Bush.
Pope Francis' encyclical can help answer hundreds of years of prayers. I hope it can be both catalyst and unifying factor to energize a mass movement towards real work on healing the wounds of industrial development, overconsumption and greed.
There has never been a better time than now for the Latino Leadership institute and others like them to be educating young minds and preparing them for the political and social justice battles of the future.