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Miss Universe 2013 Winner Is Venezuela's Gabriela Isler (PHOTOS) (VIDEO)

Miss Universe 2013 Winner Is Venezuela's Gabriela Isler (PHOTOS) (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 20:08:58 in Latino Voices

“The Miss Universe pageant should be properly called the Latina/Miss Universe pageant. For Latin women dominate the event at each and every level.”

Bennie Austin on Nov 10, 2013 at 01:04:15

“@Cruel
Did you say that when blondes dominated every event.”

Highball on Nov 10, 2013 at 00:59:55

“They spend the most money, and it's the most important to them.”

jsphx on Nov 10, 2013 at 00:42:10

“Maybe multiracial is the modern essence of transcendent beauty.”

Robert Manuel Estrada on Nov 10, 2013 at 00:14:45

“When I was growing up it was dominated by the "West" and Scandinavia. I consider myself to have a weakness for the "Nordic Types", however being well traveled I must say that men around the world are attracted to good looking Hispanics.”

p38l5 on Nov 9, 2013 at 23:24:10

“If you're Hot, You're Hot. Latina/Hispanic women are not afraid/offended to try and attract males through their natural gifts as a woman.”

saxcanc on Nov 9, 2013 at 23:15:20

“They are the most beautiful women on the planet!”

obamathegreat235 on Nov 9, 2013 at 21:22:26

“I use to watch these pageants, but no more for your reason in particular.”
Eva Longoria, Roselyn Sanchez And Demi Lovato Celebrate With Glamour In Mexico

Eva Longoria, Roselyn Sanchez And Demi Lovato Celebrate With Glamour In Mexico

Commented Oct 13, 2013 at 15:11:54 in Latino Voices

“Zoe Saldana was busy--she was attending the NAACP awards.”

Lechiffre on Oct 15, 2013 at 13:33:47

“Proof ?”
1 In 3 Black Males Will Go To Prison In Their Lifetime, Report Warns

1 In 3 Black Males Will Go To Prison In Their Lifetime, Report Warns

Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 00:24:06 in Black Voices

“Weird!!! Why would you say that "Hispanics are the largest group of criminals and growing", when the report at issue acknowledges that the Hispanic crime rate is relatively low, but higher than Whites. Are you questioning the validity of this report as well? Since it appear that you believe that a right-wing media outlet like the "American Conservative Magazine" is claiming that Hispanics have low crime rate because is good for their business. One has only to look at the crime rate of majority Hispanic cities to determine whether Hispanics have high crime rates. See El paso, Tx, San diego, Ca, San Jose, Ca, Laredo, tx, miami, fl, etc. This is an undisputed fact.

Is the Center for disease Control fabricating the claim that Hispanics have better health results--live longer--than Whites??? I believe that a few years ago Hispanics live 3 years longer than whites, this year it increase to 4 years.”

MariaCiceroValasco on Oct 11, 2013 at 10:29:13

“...because you're report is the issue.  Look at the source.  ”
1 In 3 Black Males Will Go To Prison In Their Lifetime, Report Warns

1 In 3 Black Males Will Go To Prison In Their Lifetime, Report Warns

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 22:57:29 in Black Voices

“This article and the report upon which is based is a fraud. For it is a known fact that Hispanics crime rate are about the same as Whites or and in some instances lower than whites. Indeed, the saying amongst business leaders and investors is: the more Hispanics the city, the lower the crime rate (e.g., California, Florida, Texas, etc.) In 2010, the following article was published in the American Conservative, of all places, that established the lower crime rates among Hispanics:

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/his-panic/

In this vein, the CDC published several reports in the last few years that conclusively show that Hispanics live longer than Whites. See, the Hispanic Paradox.”

MariaCiceroValasco on Oct 4, 2013 at 23:22:10

“False.

Hispanics are the largest group of criminals and growing. Try to look up something worthwhile on a valid source such as Scientific American or the Harvard studies on crime & latinos.

Fox news and American Conservative isn't going to cut it.”
7-Year-Old Beauty Queen Disqualified For Failing To Prove She's Latina

7-Year-Old Beauty Queen Disqualified For Failing To Prove She's Latina

Commented Sep 29, 2013 at 23:16:23 in Latino Voices

“yep. She should back to Africa.”

Peter bob Clampett on Oct 2, 2013 at 17:30:25

“I am waiting for the English version of your post.”

SDF192 on Sep 30, 2013 at 21:11:10

“And you should go back to the devil's butth.le.”
#TedCruzIsAsLatinoAs Taco Bell, Says Twitter (TWEETS)

#TedCruzIsAsLatinoAs Taco Bell, Says Twitter (TWEETS)

Commented Sep 29, 2013 at 18:13:50 in Latino Voices

“That is irrelevant. It is a hypothetical example. I said: "it is possible that Cameron Diaz is . . ."”

serdelp on Sep 30, 2013 at 16:27:39

“Dude, chill out, all I wanted to do was inform you of what latin heritage she was, seeing that you didn't seem to know, regardless how irrelevant that may sound to you.”
#TedCruzIsAsLatinoAs Taco Bell, Says Twitter (TWEETS)

#TedCruzIsAsLatinoAs Taco Bell, Says Twitter (TWEETS)

Commented Sep 27, 2013 at 11:34:30 in Latino Voices

“I find it quite interesting that you contend that "Latino" and "Hispanic" have no "reality in fact," but somehow the concepts "American citizen," "from Puerto Rico,"and "of German descent" are crystalline, meaningful and discernible.
NEWSFLASH: "Hispanic," "German," "DESCENT," "Americano Citizen or American Cuidadano or Norte-Americano, U.S. Citizen, "Polish ancestry but I am really German because is cooler", are all words. Words. Words. Words. Words. They are not real in themselves. We choose to give signification to words.

What is really sad is that you actually believe that "German descent" actually exist and that is not a fabrication like any other concept. If memory serves me, I think that Nietzsche put the whole German descent question to rest a long time ago, but I guess you probably didn't know.”

Meme me on Sep 28, 2013 at 22:07:36

“Think about this one. A German American with a German born Grandmother, fighting in WWll for the USA, against Germany.”

Mira Canto-Cafre on Sep 27, 2013 at 12:12:03

“one more wordl..."Holocaust"...oh, that's right that was just a figment of the ashes spewing up the chimneys...”
#TedCruzIsAsLatinoAs Taco Bell, Says Twitter (TWEETS)

#TedCruzIsAsLatinoAs Taco Bell, Says Twitter (TWEETS)

Commented Sep 27, 2013 at 10:58:06 in Latino Voices

“Interesting perspective. Chris Matthew has been making that claim since Senator Cruz arrived in the senate. Clearly, the comparison has less to do with physical characteristics and more to do with discrediting the guy. I doubt very much that anyone would be making a McCarthy connection if Senator Cruz were a socialist or a left-winger. Indeed, if he were a liberal he would be considered too swarthy to even be a Cuban, he would just be a Mexican. And that is the funny thing about how race and ethnicity functions in America.”

amanda6 on Sep 27, 2013 at 14:44:32

“There are lots of dark Cubans and lots of white Mexicans.”
#TedCruzIsAsLatinoAs Taco Bell, Says Twitter (TWEETS)

#TedCruzIsAsLatinoAs Taco Bell, Says Twitter (TWEETS)

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 22:39:27 in Latino Voices

“Absolutely!!!  And that is precisely my point. Huff post has repeatedly pursued this issue (questioning Ted Cruz "Hispanicness") solely because the guy is extremely bright and articulate, attended elite schools, and is conservative. (The "light-skinned" element, I guess is  thrown in for good measure.) In short, we all stereotype, which is another way of saying that we define, categorize, quantify, etc., in order to make sense of the world. But the stereotyping that goes on in Huff post regarding Hispanics is imbued with an intolerable virulence.”
#TedCruzIsAsLatinoAs Taco Bell, Says Twitter (TWEETS)

#TedCruzIsAsLatinoAs Taco Bell, Says Twitter (TWEETS)

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 20:19:33 in Latino Voices

“No, not really. Upwards of 90% of Hispanics are Europeans (mostly of Spanish ancestry), Mestizos (Spanish/Native Americans), and Native American. While there are Afro-Latinos, Asian-Latinos, Lebanese-Latinos, etc., these groups together account for 5% to 7% of the Hispanic population. As a result, whether for good or bad, we discriminate in order to categorize, and associate certain phenotypes with the Hispanic population.
And this is true in other contexts as well. For instance, it is possible that Cameron Diaz is of Italian ancestry, but it would never occur to me if I were shown a picture of her and asked what was her ethnicity.”

serdelp on Sep 28, 2013 at 11:21:56

“Actually, Cameron Diaz is Cuban.”
#TedCruzIsAsLatinoAs Taco Bell, Says Twitter (TWEETS)

#TedCruzIsAsLatinoAs Taco Bell, Says Twitter (TWEETS)

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 19:34:16 in Latino Voices

“Weird!!! He looks 100% Latino. I am at a loss with Huff Post obsession in questioning Senator Ted Cruz' identity. Senator Cruz is Hispanic and self-identifies as Hispanic, so just leave at that.

Interesting how Huff post never questions whether Rep. Eric Cantor is really Jewish or a mixed-raced person who happens to be Jewish, etc.”

Andru Lemon on Apr 1, 2014 at 14:07:54

“wow.. people can look latino? and in percentages?”

amanda6 on Sep 27, 2013 at 03:03:04

“CruelJohn, He actually looks a lot like Senator Joseph McCarthy who was Irish and German.”

Mira Canto-Cafre on Sep 26, 2013 at 21:25:28

“"100% La Tino"?
And who might that look like?

A. Rod?
Charlie Sheen?
Cameron Diaz?
Megan Fox?
Alberto Fujimori? (Ex-President of Peru of Japanese descent).

C'mon there is as much a "La Tino" look as there is a "Canadian" or "American" look.

Now, if you're dealing in stereo-types...”

ZenSufi on Sep 26, 2013 at 19:51:13

“Every person in the world can "look" 100% Latino.”
When It Comes To Illegal Drug Use, White America Does The Crime, Black America Gets The Time

When It Comes To Illegal Drug Use, White America Does The Crime, Black America Gets The Time

Commented Sep 22, 2013 at 02:53:25 in Politics

“ummmmm!!!! Interesting!!! The only problem here is that "Hispanics" have never been counted as a separate group by the FBI. Indeed, the FBI counts Hispanics by their racial classification (i.e., Hispanic [Native American], Hispanic [White], Hispanic [Afro-descendent], Hispanic [Asian], etc. ) The FBI issued a directive a few months ago advising that it will start tracking ethnic groups. So, are you just stupid or misinformed???”
When It Comes To Illegal Drug Use, White America Does The Crime, Black America Gets The Time

When It Comes To Illegal Drug Use, White America Does The Crime, Black America Gets The Time

Commented Sep 22, 2013 at 00:40:23 in Politics

“Your comment is in response to the article. You are purportedly referencing the article. Now, you are using the FBI as your excuse???”

Diocletian2 on Sep 22, 2013 at 02:11:59

“This study is completely independent of the annually generated FBI crime statistics, which you can view online, for free, whenever you like, with breakdowns by type of crime, race of victim/perpetrator, and age. I can only assume you're using stupidity as your excuse.”
When It Comes To Illegal Drug Use, White America Does The Crime, Black America Gets The Time

When It Comes To Illegal Drug Use, White America Does The Crime, Black America Gets The Time

Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 18:26:00 in Politics

“Who do you mean by "poor minorities"??? And where did you get this information regarding so called "poor minorities", assuming that this appellation is not limited to Blacks.”

utilitybelt on Sep 17, 2013 at 18:30:40

“Poor minorities means poor minorities. Blacks predominantly, but they're not the only ones that do it. This is coming from someone that researched VA law to better perform her job at the county court. The numbers come directly from drugpolicy . org”
When It Comes To Illegal Drug Use, White America Does The Crime, Black America Gets The Time

When It Comes To Illegal Drug Use, White America Does The Crime, Black America Gets The Time

Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 18:23:36 in Politics

“Where in the article did it state that "Latinos" are picked up and do more time for drug offenses??? Why the need to fabricate or impute information to the article that is not there?”

Diocletian2 on Sep 17, 2013 at 21:39:09

“Yeah, 'fabricate' - the FBI enjoys fabricating crime statistics”
11 Latino Contributions To U.S. History (SLIDESHOW)

11 Latino Contributions To U.S. History (SLIDESHOW)

Commented Jul 5, 2013 at 10:23:50 in Latino Voices

“It should be duly noted that the largest racial-ethnic group in Spanish America are Europeans (overwhelmingly of Spanish descent) who account for 35% to 39%, followed by Mestizos (Native & Spaniard) who are in the same range (35% to 39%). In short, the overwhelming majority of Hispanics are either Spaniards or partly of Spanish descent.

By contrast, in the USA people of English or Anglo descent account for roughly 10% of the population. Nevertheless, the USA indulges in everything that happens in Great Britain and essentially accepts a British person as American without hesitation.
So, to suggest that a Spaniard who lived and died in Spanish America or in formerly Hispanic lands is not Hispanic, only reflects sheer ignorance or jealousy colored with some real animosity toward this group.”
Latino James Bond Series By Robert Rodriguez Coming To El Rey Network

Latino James Bond Series By Robert Rodriguez Coming To El Rey Network

Commented Jun 11, 2013 at 23:04:48 in Latino Voices

“Is Antonio Banderas Hispanic/Latino??? He was also born in Spain.”
Latino Single Dads Set Machismo Culture Aside To Become More Involved Fathers

Latino Single Dads Set Machismo Culture Aside To Become More Involved Fathers

Commented Jun 11, 2013 at 22:49:12 in Latino Voices

“If history is a guide, I believe that German, Irish, Italians, etc., came to these United States to do the same thing, and in many instances even worst jobs. You definitely a clown!!!!”
Donald Trump Blames Crime On Blacks, Hispanics

Donald Trump Blames Crime On Blacks, Hispanics

Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 02:16:10 in Latino Voices

“Crime is an activity committed overwhelmingly by young males. Hispanics are by far the largest single group of young males in New York City. In or around 40% of New York City's young males are Hispanic and account for about 18.9% of the shooting suspects. Now, how can any rational person conclude that Hispanics are criminally prone base on these number. Clearly, the propensity to conflate Hispanics and Blacks in these matters results in misinformation regarding the Hispanic population and masks the insidious problem that is singularly experienced by the Black community.”
Mainstream Media Should Interview Hispanics When Talking About Latino Politics

Mainstream Media Should Interview Hispanics When Talking About Latino Politics

Commented May 30, 2013 at 02:44:42 in Latino Voices

“What is your take on the concept of "White"? It not only includes Europeans, but it includes non-Whites,, e.g., Jews (Billy Joel, Billy crystal), Arabs (Ralph Nader, Darrell Issa, etc.)”
Charlie Sheen As Carlos Estevez In 'Machete Kills': Sheen Uses Birth Name As Credit For Robert Rodriguez Film

Charlie Sheen As Carlos Estevez In 'Machete Kills': Sheen Uses Birth Name As Credit For Robert Rodriguez Film

Commented May 28, 2013 at 01:56:11 in Entertainment

“Robert De Niro is only a quarter Italian. So, based on your theory, De Niro is not Italian American.
By the way, who are you to say how Charlie Sheen is to self-identify. Clearly, you are an idiot.”
10 Awesome Latino Inventions (SLIDESHOWS)

10 Awesome Latino Inventions (SLIDESHOWS)

Commented May 17, 2013 at 14:40:59 in Latino Voices

“What in the world are you talking about? Are you on drugs or something? That is not how things work on the ground. Are you suggesting that "Whites" are pure and "African Americans" are soiled, impure, degenerate, etc.???

Please note that "race" from the "Other" perspective, is almost always reflected in phenotype (physical characteristics) and Blacks are less mixed and more homogeneous than Whites or Hispanics. Indeed, while Professor Henry L. Gates insist that he has European admixture (based on genetic tests), he is viewed by non-Blacks as 100% African, indistinguishable from a typical African. Of course, this is due to the unique phenotype of African people (hair texture, nose, lips, etc.) in contradistinction to everyone else. Put differently, Martin Scorcese is classified as "White", but he is darker than most Hispanics (get it!!!). So, what is White, really??? When you have more the half of the Hispanic population which is of European ancestry classified as non-white or people of color. A few years ago the NAACP gave Sofia Vergara an award as the best actress of "Color". Please note that Ms. Vergara is a blond and blue eyes Hispanic woman. Lastly, Ralph Nader is an Arab and I doubt if most Americans know that he is non-white (but he is considered White).”
10 Awesome Latino Inventions (SLIDESHOWS)

10 Awesome Latino Inventions (SLIDESHOWS)

Commented May 17, 2013 at 13:30:25 in Latino Voices

“Agree! So, why do you single out Hispanics? Why not go after the so called "White" race, which is a much more powerful and ingrained signifier but arguably the emptiest. In what world is Robert Redford and Martin Scorcese one and the same??? What do these two men have in common? Absolutely nothing. However, under the "White" rubric, they are one and the same.

In a different vein, you should keep in mind that there is a difference between the "presentation" and "function" of race. Jews are a mixed-race people, from different countries, speaking different languages, etc., but they function as a race. (You should try getting work in Hollywood.) By contrast, the overwhelming majority of African Americans are genetically the same (they are also physically similar and distinguishable from everyone else, which allows for easy identification), but there is a virulent self-hatred among this group. Hence, race has more to do with culture and less with blood and descent. Race, in other words, is a survival mechanism imbued with culture. It is for this reason that you rarely see Hispanics that are homeless or panhandlers, because there is a built-in culture within this group that extols hard work and caring for your family first and foremost. Irrespective of their poverty, they take care of each other. A race is a group of people bound by a culture and mutually accepted social practices.”

chubby8 on May 17, 2013 at 22:24:56

“No a race is is not culture Cameron Diaz is not the same race as ZOe Saldana. It is physical, even down to the bone structure and DNA.”
10 Awesome Latino Inventions (SLIDESHOWS)

10 Awesome Latino Inventions (SLIDESHOWS)

Commented May 16, 2013 at 23:44:46 in Latino Voices

“You continually insist on making the assertion that Latinos are not a race. So, I am curious as to how you are defining the term "race"? From your vantage point, are "White" Americans a "race"? Are African Americans a race? Are Jewish Americans a race?

I sincerely hope that you are not viewing "race" as strictly dealing with "blood".”

mira chancleta on May 17, 2013 at 10:48:22

“CJ,
I wrote you an cogent, concise and intelligent response, but apparently it is caught in the HP "constantly-moderate-this-guy's-comments" file...sorry”

ga7smi on May 17, 2013 at 00:34:10

“Jew refers to religion - white is usually a reference to caucasian race of Europrean ancestry - many African Americans are Melato (mixed race) - Mexicans are largely chicano (mixed race) - etc - not many pure races left on planet earth -”
Mayor Jerramiah Healy Blames Nude Photo On Hispanic Girls, Angering Latino Community

Mayor Jerramiah Healy Blames Nude Photo On Hispanic Girls, Angering Latino Community

Commented May 8, 2013 at 13:15:13 in Latino Voices

“On HP home page the title of this article is: "Mayor Jerramiah Healy Blames Nude Photo On 'Filthy' Hispanic Girls." The mayor use of the word "filthy" referred to acts and not to the Hispanic girls. Clearly, the people at HP are as sick as this Mayor.”
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