Embracing Latino or Hispanic has not benefitted Indigenous folks, Chicanos or Afro-Latinos because it has been robbed from the rest of us by white Latinos for their own agenda: money and political powers with brands, ect.
In the Latino community two things are clear about the immediate political implications of the president's delay -- the GOP dodged a lethal bullet while the Democratic Party shot itself in the foot.
Once again, the Tea Partiers are pushing around the White House, and the repeated criticism of this administration is clearly demonstrated: they cave to the irrational screams from far-right conservatives, who have been screaming nonstop since Obama was elected.
European history, it was clear, is living history. When it finally came time to learn about the ancient Mesoamerican cultures, I learned instead was what they didn't do. It began with their non-invention of the wheel.
Lalo Alcaraz is bringing BORDERTOWN to the border state for the Border Convo Tour. ___________________________________________________________ When ...
It's a toss-up which party will control the Senate, but Latino voters will be a factor. And even if Republicans do manage to win the Senate, insult and inaction on immigration will likely hurt their chances to win the presidency in 2016.
We are listening and so are the millions of Americans who believe our immigration system is broken. On Election Day, we will vote and hold leaders accountable who have refused to fix the problem.
With each killing in which a police officer is held unaccountable, with each instance of brutality where justice is delayed and perhaps never served, American men of color are reminded that for them, institutional racism is no mere abstraction.
Known for his country outlaw music with Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and others, at one time "they called Willie crazy, but nowadays they call him a saint." I hope Willie secures several generations of music enthusiasts from one of the fastest growing demographics in our Nation.
Latinos can send a message of their own on November 4th. But to do so, they must get out and vote, not let their voice be drowned out by a small group of extremists that would rather they stay home in silence.
My guess is that by the time everyone votes in November, the Republican anti-Obamacare strategy is hardly going to cause a ripple, while the debate over immigration reform is going to be the main event.
The very fact that Republicans were meeting during what was supposed to be a recess means that, despite the fact we've known about the border crisis for some time, a panic switch had been thrown.
The skyline is dominated by smokestacks and maquiladoras. This is the tell-tale sign of a border community: bad air quality, high levels of poverty and a local population suffering from health disparities.
A critical goal of our original mission is also being fulfilled as a new generation of accomplished Latino leaders is already taking its rightful place and moving forward with unstoppable energy and speed; an envisioned future that is already here.
This is 2014, when hundreds of angry protesters in Murietta, California, chant "USA, USA, USA" while blocking a busload of hungry, tired, lonely children from a long journey in search of a concrete floor to serve as a bed.
The dramatic humanitarian nature of children rushing to the U.S. border has catapulted the issue of immigration back on the national agenda.