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'Mejorar la Raza': An Example of Racism in Latino Culture

Maria Alejandra Casale-Hardin | Posted 06.12.2016 | Latino Voices
Maria Alejandra Casale-Hardin

TV networks should do their part reprimanding racist marks and by representing us more fairly in their programming. Latinos come in all races, colors and flavors; which is why 'mejorar la raza' shouldn't have a place in our community.

Raven-Symoné Dismisses Critics, Stands By 'Animal' Comment

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices

Raven-Symoné received a hailstorm of criticism after her appearance on Monday’s episode of “The View,” when she questioned whether the intent o...

Raven-Symoné On Univision Host's Michelle Obama Comment: 'Some People Look Like Animals'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.20.2015 | Black Voices

Nearly a week following the dismissal of Univision host Rodner Figueroa for comparing Michelle Obama's appearance to someone from the cast of the “...

Hispanic Journalists To Survey Race In Spanish-Language TV After Univision Incident

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas and Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.17.2015 | Latino Voices

The National Hispanic Journalists Association applauded Univision’s decision to fire host Rodner Figueroa, after he compared first lady Michelle Oba...

Minority Status Does Not Exempt Us From Blind Spots: Just Ask Univision Host Rodner Figueroa

Paula Beltrán | Posted 05.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Paula Beltrán

We can be romantically involved with, or be children to or parents of people of color, and experience moments of prejudice, and yes, racism. We can have mothers and sisters and wives and daughters -- we can be women -- and fall into sexist patterns of thought and action.

Nothing New in the Ape Crack About Michelle Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.15.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Silly, sick, demeaning cracks made by such as the canned Univision host Rodner Figueroa likening First Lady Michelle Obama to a Planet of the Apes character are not new. The long, sordid and savage history of racist stereotyping of African-Americans has been the stock in trade of race baiting and racial ridicule for more than century.

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/13/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.13.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take a break from archiving your personal emails and take our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Not the Gomer Pyle ...

Univision Host Pens Apology Letter To Michelle Obama, Accuses Univision Of Humiliating Him

The Huffington Post | Mandy Fridmann | Posted 03.13.2015 | Latino Voices

Less than 24 hours after being fired over his "Planet of the Apes" remark toward Michelle Obama, former Univision host Rodner Figueroa has penned an o...

Univision Host Fired Over Racist 'Planet Of The Apes' Comment Towards Michelle Obama

The Huffington Post | Mandy Fridmann | Posted 08.06.2015 | Latino Voices

Univision host Rodner Figueroa was fired Wednesday after comparing first lady Michelle Obama's appearance to that of someone from the cast of the "Pla...