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Don't Tell Or Believe A Single Story

Gustavo Payan | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Gustavo Payan

The political discourse of this year's presidential election is characterized by single stories. These single stories are dramatically changing group dynamics in the U.S. and abroad, widening gaps amongst already polarized communities and ethnicities.

The Judge "Happens To Be Spanish." The Candidate Claims To Be White.

Steve Posner | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Steve Posner

When told that Mr. Trumpf's birth certificate indicated that his race is Caucasian, the challenger whispered, "How do we know it's real?"

Hillary Vs. Trump Is A National Identity Election

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

By contrasting Trump's bigotry and attempts to divide us with what America really stands for, Secretary Clinton has offered something more than merely a politically effective attack -- she's offered Americans a choice about how we want to define our nation.

Trump Threatens to Awaken a Sleeping Giant

SpearIt | Posted 06.09.2016 | Latino Voices
SpearIt

Trump's radical immigration and racial politics may return to haunt him in the main election, and should the giant arise, it would spell doom.

How Grammar Proves That Trump Is A Racist

Julie Schwartzbard | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Julie Schwartzbard

Controversy is swirling around Trump's latest comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the judge presiding over the class action lawsuit against Trump University. In an interview on June 3 with Jake Tapper of CNN, among other statements, Trump declared: "Jake, he's a Mexican."

Sorry, Brown People, Donald Trump Doesn't Believe You're Real Americans

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics

As someone who's Asian-American, all my life I've dealt with people who assume that I speak Chinese. The majority of times I get in a cab, one of the ...

Seven Myths about Mexican-Americans

Court Stroud | Posted 06.02.2016 | Media
Court Stroud

We've all heard them, and we're hearing them a lot more these days Originally published in MediaLife Magazine on May 26, 2016. This article is par...

Will Donald Trump Defy Mythology?

Frederic Colier | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Frederic Colier

Donald Trump sets a high mark here. He never talks about his mother, never mentions her in his speeches. In fact, Mrs. Trump senior seems shrouded in secrecy.

Cinco de Mayo Dining, Art, Fundraisers, and Wrestling too!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

Cinco de Mayo is a Los Angeles holiday favorite...and although presidential candidate Donald Trump has managed to alienate Mexicans everywhere, this year's holiday is especially important to celebrate.

Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush About Donald Trump

Earnest Harris | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Earnest Harris

I think of Trump supporters as all those unseen formerly anonymous Internet trolls who fill the comments section with nasty racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia every chance they get. Trump has given them a reason to finally show their faces.

Standing in the Back of the Bus

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 03.16.2016 | Latino Voices
Mitch Ditkoff

I am standing in the back of a bus in San Miguel de Allende, just beginning to exit, when I notice a short, heavy-set woman behind me, her long grey h...

Romney's Attack Against Donald Trump Exposes His Own 2012 Bigotry Ties

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 03.03.2016 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

While the Romney campaign did not use "Keep America American" as a continuous slogan, a United States Presidential candidate should avoid using that phrase all together considering the KKK used a similar phrase.

A Tutorial for Nikki Haley About America's History of "Racial" Policies

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Unfortunately, Trump's perverse proposals fit "right" in with the racist immigration history of the United States. So in the service of education, I offer Nikki Haley the following tutorial focusing on issues of "race" in our immigration and naturalization policies.

Message to Bernie: Be More Creative In Effort to Win Iowa Latino Vote

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Bernie has pulled out all the stops in an effort to court Latinos, but many are still unfamiliar with the left-leaning democratic socialist. If he wishes to solidify his support among Latinos, Bernie must broaden his definition of "political revolution"

Trump's Slime Is Getting on All of Us

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

What Donald Trump is proposing for America is unconstitutional in addition to asking us to give up our values. The result of doing what he proposes wo...

Donald Trump and the Know-Nothings

Kathleen Frydl | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
Kathleen Frydl

Mark Twain is reputed to have once said, "history does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes." With that in mind, Donald Trump has offered up some familiar-sounding themes in his race to become the Republican Party's nominee.

Our Immigration Policy: Dangerously Misunderstood on its 50th. Anniversary

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Julie Leininger Pycior

On October 3rd we mark the 50th anniversary of our current immigration policy. But be warned: Most of those who rightly remind us of this event -- with President Lyndon Johnson having signed this monumental Hart-Celler Immigration Law at the Statue of Liberty -- nonetheless misconstrue the act's legacy in ways that actually aid Donald Trump, the candidate whose immigration rhetoric most of them detest.

I Am Not Ashamed of Being a Mexican-American Anymore

Kristi Soto | Posted 10.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Kristi Soto

We Latinos have to stick together and help each other achieve our dreams of earning a higher education. I am blessed to have graduated college in four years, but it is now my turn to take what I have learned and show the Latino community that they too can dream big.

Adding The Word "Modefolkers" To Political Vocabulary

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Liaquat Ali Khan

For some time, I've been thinking of coining the word modefolkers for inclusion into political vocabulary. Modefolker is a compound word that joins two existing words, mode and folk. The transitive verb is modefolk and the noun is modefolker. As explained below, modefolker means a person who belligerently defends the mainstream values of a culture or community.

Emilio Estefan, Shakira And Others Sound Off Against Bigotry With "We're All Mexican"

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.22.2015 | Latino Voices

Emilio Estefan is fighting against the recent anti-Latino sentiments being spewed by conservative politicians and political pundits in the best way he...

Soy Un Donut

Barry David Kluger | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment
Barry David Kluger

During the JFK Administration, the late President addressed a crowd in Berlin, stating "Ich bin ein Berliner.' Contrary to urban legend, JFK did not state: "I am a Donut." Germans interpret his comment to be "I am one with the people of Berlin."

From the Land of Mass Expulsions

David Rivera | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
David Rivera

The Land of Mass Expulsions is an Ancient Wonderland attracting over the ages visitors from all corners of the globe. Notable guests have included despots, freedom fighters, world leaders, religious bodies, and terrorists to name a few.

Trump's Big Mouth/Big Money Campaign Is All Too Emblematic of the Era

William Bradley | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media
William Bradley

Donald Trump keeps on saying stupid, hateful things. About Mexicans, women, John McCain, Megyn Kelly... And he keeps on leading the Republican presidential race. Gosh, could there be a correlation?

Salma Hayek on Children, on Love and Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

When a Hollywood superstar strives to help heal the world, just a little, I'm impressed. But when a movie star does it over and over again, uses her influence to create projects that help bridge the divide and help us understand "the other" we're so often afraid of, I can't help but call her a heroine.

Palin Ready for Prime Time

Stacia Friedman | Posted 07.31.2015 | Comedy
Stacia Friedman

"We're gonna knock your socks off, America!" said Sarah Palin, as she signed napkins for customers at the Lock 'N Load Dinner in Wasilla, Alaska. "A...