The bigotry of Trump's comments isn't something that's usually heard in public spaces, but it surely still exists in private ones -- a belief that all Latino immigrants have to offer the United States is drugs, crime and rape.
Let's take a look at some of the misinformed statements that the woman at IHOP makes and see the key stereotypes and misconceptions about U.S. Latinos/as that they reveal.
Police officers aren't the only people who lie about crimes. That's not the point. The police are supposed to uphold the law. Criminals are supposed be the ones who break it. We should be able to tell the difference between them.
In 2016, rather than conversations about who is courting us for their vote, let's start thinking about who we want to elect, what kind of candidates we want to see, and start investing in them, because the only way that the system will become one that works for us, is if we start working it.
Just days ago, the National Association of Manufacturers, an organization representing factories and other major polluters, launched a multimillion dollar TV ad campaign aimed at keeping the EPA from strengthening federal health protections from ozone pollution.
There are ongoing and vibrant disputes between economists over whether California's attempts to address our climate crisis can create jobs as well as protect the planet.
This is an interview with Paige Reeves, who launched YogaVida in October 2013 as a non-profit initiative to bring the mental and physical benefits of yoga to the Latino immigrant community in Phoenix, Arizona.
I have no qualms walking around in the buff in front of my daughters. And they do the same with me. We even take showers together if we´re pressed for time. My girls are now 14 and 11, but we've taken baths together since they were born.
If we hope to prevent violent crime in the US, we cannot constantly blame our problems on newcomers to our nation.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted 25 years ago, yet we are still discussing the same issues for people with hearing loss. The terms "disability" and "access" have morphed into just meaning physical disability and physical access.
It's widely known that Donald Trump's angry comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists and horrible people generally are false. Recent immigrants...
Latinos don't need to be told that climate change is a problem that needs addressing. For many of us, environmental issues aren't abstract or far-off problems; they are realities that have severe impacts on our families and communities each and every day.
One of the most powerful ways to combat racist and negative stereotypes about U.S. Latinas and Latinos, or any group for that matter, is to be armed with actual facts and data, and to use that information to engage others in learning about and interacting with that particular community.
Sometimes it's easy to take things for granted. We may spend a Saturday with our families at a soccer game or cookout in a park, not always thinking about the peaceful setting we are in or how it came to be set aside for the public to use and enjoy.
The problem with white privilege is that the concept is painfully easy to refute. I'm referring to white individuals who hear the word "privilege" thrown at them and interpret it as an individual attack rather than as a societal fact.
The space I take up in the classroom does not rightfully belong to some smarter, more able American white woman. To be candid, my preoccupation with this idea -- the idea that I didn't earn my opportunity for higher education -- has been my college career's most emotionally debilitating battle.