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Census Race Change For Hispanics Sparks Criticism

Census Race Change For Hispanics Sparks Criticism

Commented Jan 13, 2013 at 23:29:30 in Latino Voices

“you'll get there one day”

mira chancleta on Jan 14, 2013 at 08:09:33

“:)”
Census Race Change For Hispanics Sparks Criticism

Census Race Change For Hispanics Sparks Criticism

Commented Jan 12, 2013 at 02:03:00 in Latino Voices

“I don't think it matters necessarily what happens in your home country. Once you immigrate to a new country their procedures for doing thins is different. Lets take africa for example, a far more diverse and larger continent. There is no difference made between Ghana, Congo, Kenya, or South Africa although they have different languages and cultures. There also isn't a difference made between american blacks and africans. But for Latinos there is some sort of difference made when you look at the 2010 census forms. It first asks if you are hispanic then your race (are you white or black hispanic).

But for all intensive purposes these groups do have some sort of cohesion. You can look at all sorts of statistics that let you know this is true. And you also have to be aware that these censuses do have validity. When school districts determine how much they should allot towards esl classes this information is used. The consequences of not having the necessary resources or planning to get those can be disastrous since the kids who have a lower hold on english do not usually succeed.

Another thing I would like to mention is that there should be more distinction between country of origin and what generation you are here in the US. I think being first-third generation has more effect on society and how american you really are (lessening ties to a native country).”

mira chancleta on Jan 13, 2013 at 08:22:52

“thank you for explaining my identity to me...I would never have gotten it otherwise...”
Illinois Concealed Carry Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Appellate Court

Illinois Concealed Carry Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Appellate Court

Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 00:58:20 in Chicago

“Although I am a strong supporter of gun rights, I can see legally how having a concealed carry ban may be appropriate. If people see that you are armed I think that itself is a deterrent.
I'm already happy that the supreme court has ruled chicago's ban on guns illegal after they tried to put the old man in jail who shot a home invader. (McDonald v. Chicago- '10)”
Jesse Jackson Jr. Federal Investigation Reportedly Expands To Include Wife Sandi

Jesse Jackson Jr. Federal Investigation Reportedly Expands To Include Wife Sandi

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 01:46:26 in Chicago

“The information has been out there and on the local news for months, whether people pay attention or not is their own problem. It is every individuals responsibility to become an informed voter.”
Jesse Jackson Jr. Election Results: Illinois Congressman Coasts To Easy Re-Election

Jesse Jackson Jr. Election Results: Illinois Congressman Coasts To Easy Re-Election

Commented Nov 7, 2012 at 19:46:39 in Chicago

“who is also on trial for corruption...”

mira chancleta on Nov 7, 2012 at 22:11:07

“...and has been named in numerous paternity suits from teen-aged girls, he's signed up on welfare...talk about wasted votes...just pathetic”
Walmart Warehouse Controversy: Workers Forced To Live in Foreclosed Homes, Tents In The Woods

Walmart Warehouse Controversy: Workers Forced To Live in Foreclosed Homes, Tents In The Woods

Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 01:57:46 in Business

“This is a walmart subsidy I believe”
Electronic Voting Machines Still Widely Used Despite Security Concerns

Electronic Voting Machines Still Widely Used Despite Security Concerns

Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 01:50:24 in Technology

“I am more worried about the fact that The Romneys own said voting machines”
Amber Gilleylen Alleges Anti-White 'Discrimination' After McDonald's Employee Denies Her New Biscuits

Amber Gilleylen Alleges Anti-White 'Discrimination' After McDonald's Employee Denies Her New Biscuits

Commented Oct 19, 2012 at 15:19:22 in Business

“I don't think this is because your white, black people get treated the same. I think this issue has more to do with the benefits that employers get when they hire people who have been on government assistance. The outcome of this is just as bad for black people because people then are more cautious about hiring black people, even though the other black people may be from a working class home. Their upbringing allows them better personal skills since their parents have instilled those characteristics.”

cantstop on Oct 19, 2012 at 17:28:19

“The same thing happened down the road at a SUPPER TARGET store. One week all of a sudden the store was all black people working there, this is a busy era of town in Tucson Arizona.

When I use to go to the store I could not even fine parking. But all of a sudden I could get parking right near the front door and all the employees where black. The store went dead. I thought how strange, I use to hate to go to the store because of the parking and its a big store but now I can park right in front. Than about 2 months latter the store was packed again all the black employees were gone. I thought how strange.

Someone pointed out to me that most likely the store put in a black general manager. and I said "so he replaced everyone with black people" they said no "most likely other races did not want to work under a black man and so the only people that would work with him was black people' "than sells dropped and the company fired or relocated this black manager and when he was replaced with a non black manager blacks quite and now it was back to non black employees and customers came back.

This was the very strange to watch and I was in shock but they were right.”
Amber Gilleylen Alleges Anti-White 'Discrimination' After McDonald's Employee Denies Her New Biscuits

Amber Gilleylen Alleges Anti-White 'Discrimination' After McDonald's Employee Denies Her New Biscuits

Commented Oct 19, 2012 at 15:08:01 in Business

“No, but I know for many black people this is a common occurrence. So it may seem light in comparison, versus actual derogatory terms. Not pointing out the fact that someone is white and a woman.”
Cleveland Bus Driver Uppercut: Man Punches Woman After Heated Argument (UPDATED)

Cleveland Bus Driver Uppercut: Man Punches Woman After Heated Argument (UPDATED)

Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 03:06:55 in Crime

“Artis is an old celtic boys name by the way... Shidea is obviously made up... Some spelling variants are Ardis, Artus”

Remendado on Oct 15, 2012 at 03:43:56

“So one of them isn't just pulled out of some parent's..uh.. hat. Thanks!”
Martha Raddatz Debate Moderating Draws Praise: 'Killing It,' 'Way Better' Than Lehrer

Martha Raddatz Debate Moderating Draws Praise: 'Killing It,' 'Way Better' Than Lehrer

Commented Oct 12, 2012 at 14:46:28 in Media

“Personally I think Radditz did a better job, I want the moderator to stop them when they are lying or being vague. On both sides she did this, when Biden remarked that Ryan's stuff was wrong she pointedly asked which stuff. It was very issue orientated. She asked directly if it was appropriate to politicize the ambassadors death in Libya, at least so soon after it occurred.”
Mitt Romney's Not-So-Fantastic Fantasy Cabinet Draft

Mitt Romney's Not-So-Fantastic Fantasy Cabinet Draft

Commented Oct 10, 2012 at 12:48:31 in Politics

“A shame, I was expecting serious journalism and thought concerning people Romney might choose.”

justCannot on Oct 11, 2012 at 07:43:03

“Why would you expect ANY "serious" article that outlines any actuallity on Romney's part? He WON'T utter a word of fact on anything.”
Jim Lehrer Loses Control During Presidential Debate In Denver

Jim Lehrer Loses Control During Presidential Debate In Denver

Commented Oct 4, 2012 at 11:06:44 in Politics

“Your statement was completely unnecessary.”
Jim Lehrer Loses Control During Presidential Debate In Denver

Jim Lehrer Loses Control During Presidential Debate In Denver

Commented Oct 4, 2012 at 02:45:22 in Politics

“No they are saying that both sides avoided an actual debate”

Myviewnotyours on Oct 4, 2012 at 02:53:54

“Yea i did notice tey did alot of SHUCK AND JIVING lol and at one point i think i saw Romney put on a top hat and dance faster than Obama with a cane in one hand, LOL fred astaire would be proud.”
Phillip Seaton's Penis Amputation Appeal: Dr. John Patterson Had Options

Phillip Seaton's Penis Amputation Appeal: Dr. John Patterson Had Options

Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 22:58:39 in Weird News

“but if you were getting your tonsels removed and someone removed your breasts that wouldn't be cool...”
George Zimmerman Wants Trayvon Martin's School Records

George Zimmerman Wants Trayvon Martin's School Records

Commented Sep 8, 2012 at 12:19:10 in Black Voices

“this is sarcasm! lmao”

Leighsa Henderson on Sep 9, 2012 at 04:47:26

“I hope so...”
Bain Capital-Controlled Companies' Employees To Speak At Democratic Convention

Bain Capital-Controlled Companies' Employees To Speak At Democratic Convention

Commented Sep 3, 2012 at 20:18:52 in Politics

“Its actually just common sense, if unemployment is about 8%. That means that the rest of the people are part of the "hard working americans" no matter what political party they tend to vote for. Although here is another noteworthy fact, most of the entitlement programs and national government welfare goes towards republican states.

You happen to be one of those people that seem to be pointing the finger for your overwhelming sense of failure at "liberals" versus something substantial. Maybe you should look at your own life decisions.”

Burt Selleck the III on Sep 3, 2012 at 20:28:25

“8.5% percent without taking into account how many people have given up the job search altogether... but hey, you're obviously a faceless annonymous econmic spokesperson who provided no facts to reinforce your point, so I guess i should totally take your word at face value.”
Bain Capital-Controlled Companies' Employees To Speak At Democratic Convention

Bain Capital-Controlled Companies' Employees To Speak At Democratic Convention

Commented Sep 3, 2012 at 19:55:46 in Politics

“ps Guantanamo is still open”

Burt Selleck the III on Sep 3, 2012 at 19:57:25

“Thank you for the bulletin from the department of the obvious.”
Bain Capital-Controlled Companies' Employees To Speak At Democratic Convention

Bain Capital-Controlled Companies' Employees To Speak At Democratic Convention

Commented Sep 3, 2012 at 19:49:36 in Politics

“racist class envy.... interesting choice of words”
Gym Denies Gabby Douglas' Claims Of Racism And Bullying, Calls Them 'Hurtful And Without Merit'

Gym Denies Gabby Douglas' Claims Of Racism And Bullying, Calls Them 'Hurtful And Without Merit'

Commented Aug 29, 2012 at 11:15:29 in TV

“what racist comment? unless I am mistaken your saying that acknowledging racism is a form of racism?”
Gym Denies Gabby Douglas' Claims Of Racism And Bullying, Calls Them 'Hurtful And Without Merit'

Gym Denies Gabby Douglas' Claims Of Racism And Bullying, Calls Them 'Hurtful And Without Merit'

Commented Aug 29, 2012 at 11:11:48 in TV

“Your comments have no validity because she didn't fail she won a gold medal. Now she is just letting people know the truth of how she was treated and the path she took on her way to being a US Gold Medalist.”
The Most Influential African-American Politicians in the United States (BRACKET CLOSED)

The Most Influential African-American Politicians in the United States (BRACKET CLOSED)

Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 16:45:30 in Black Voices

“No, a person can be influential for many reasons. Your point would matter if skin tone was truly superficial, but it is not it relates people because of the way society is set up. We can find similarities with other people because of a shared human experience, but we as human beings always tend to gravitate towards like things. Whether that is religious (or the absence of religion), age, marital status... the list goes on and on.”
Michelle Obama Pictured As Nude Slave in Spanish Magazine Fuera de Serie: Is It Offensive? (PHOTO, POLL)

Michelle Obama Pictured As Nude Slave in Spanish Magazine Fuera de Serie: Is It Offensive? (PHOTO, POLL)

Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 16:37:51 in Black Voices

“lol you missed the point this is a slaves wardrobe breast out or not.”
'Misfits': Lauren Socha Not Returning To Series, Sentenced To Jail

'Misfits': Lauren Socha Not Returning To Series, Sentenced To Jail

Commented Aug 18, 2012 at 16:20:05 in TV

“Same here, I think that the OC director is a completely wrong choice for such a series. It could only survive if its on HBO or Showtime like Shameless is otherwise it would get broken down into something it is not.”
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