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Race and Beyond: Majority Minority Toddlers are Children of Color

Race and Beyond: Majority Minority Toddlers are Children of Color

In strictly political terms, the changing demographics may be a boon to progressives and a death knell to conservatives. My colleague Ruy Teixeira argues persuasively that shifts in demography, geography, and attitudes heralds a realignment of political ideology. “All this adds up to big change that is reshaping our country in a fundamentally progressive direction,” Teixeira wrote two years ago. continue reading »

MYTHS AND REALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

MYTHS AND REALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

The presence of undocumented immigrants in the United States has increasingly led to a passionate and polarizing debate, characterized by worrisome and inaccurate portrayals of immigrants, particularly during the November 2010 continue reading »

LATIN LOVIN     Loving an “illegal”

LATIN LOVIN   Loving an “illegal”

My life has been redefined by loving and losing an “illegal” immigrant, whom I shared a home and a child with before his deportation. That was two years and a thousand tears ago. Hours spent scavenging the Internet for continue reading »

National Hispanic GOP Group Announces Immigration Solution

National Hispanic GOP Group Announces Immigration Solution

A healthy and legal immigration solution will secure our borders, create a safer North American Continent and promote a stronger relationship with our contiguous neighbors. Enforcement-only initiatives promote a situation that continue reading »

“What Do You Mean We?” Here is What Puerto Rican American’s Mean

“What Do You Mean We?” Here is What Puerto Rican American’s Mean

As an American and a conservative, I take great offense at the venomous darts fired by Mark Krikorian in his recent National Review Online post titled “What Do You Mean We?” in continue reading »

Exposing the Shadows of Civil Rights in Puerto Rico

Exposing the Shadows of Civil Rights in Puerto Rico

I find it peculiar how we Puerto Ricans continuously complain about our lack of voice and power in Congress, but when any Island issue is discussed on the floor someone always jumps at the opportunity to cry foul. continue reading »

Exposing the Shadows of Civil Rights in Puerto Rico

I find it peculiar how we Puerto Ricans continuously complain about our lack of voice and power in Congress, but when any Island issue is discussed on the floor someone always jumps at the opportunity to cry foul. continue reading »

Racy JC- Online Dating—the New Jim Crow

Racy JC- Online Dating—the New Jim Crow

Throughout its history, our country has done a lot to separate people of different races— Jim Crow, Japanese internment camps, miscegenation laws... But the last 40 years have integrated schools and neighborhoods, allowing people of all colors and cultures to feel welcome. continue reading »

College Students Draw New Congressional Maps

College Students Draw New Congressional Maps

After each census, most states need to redraw their congressional districts -- some states pick up a new representative; some lose one; and even the states that stay the same have often had their populations shift so districts continue reading »

House GOP Holds Another Hearing To Push Mass Deportation Agenda While Revealing Craven Hypocrisy

House GOP Holds Another Hearing To Push Mass Deportation Agenda While Revealing Craven Hypocrisy

Today, the leaders of the House Mass Deportation Caucus, Reps. Elton Gallegly (R-CA), Steve King (R-IA) and Lamer Smith (R-TX), have organized a hearing that they've disingenuously titled “Making Immigration Work for American Minorities.” continue reading »

If Facts Don’t Lie, is Mexico Safer than the U.S.?

If Facts Don’t Lie, is Mexico Safer than the U.S.?

Here comes Easter break again and young people will be young people – high school and college kids will travel to distant places where the drinking age is either less than it is in the U.S. or where authorities don’t care to continue reading »

The Wisconsin Fight: What People of Color Have at Stake

The Wisconsin Fight: What People of Color Have at Stake

Images of Latino, Native American, black, and Asian Wisconsinites are proving elusive in the media coverage of the fight for workers' rights beyond a week-old appearance by the Rev. Jesse Jackson continue reading »

Racy JC: White Guy Seeking Latinas and Why “The Fever” Not Just for Chicks

Racy JC: White Guy Seeking Latinas and Why “The Fever” Not Just for Chicks

I am reading your book now and it's really great--feels very honest and accurate, and it's funny too. But I am "reading into it" to try to understand things from the guy's perspective. I'm a white guy who wants to date Latinas continue reading »

Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel talks Immigration, Education, Housing and More

Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel talks Immigration, Education, Housing and More

Mayor-Elect Emanuel expressed his commitment to the diverse communities of Chicago in his responses to a mayoral candidate questionnaire, completed at the request of the Illinois Latino Agenda, an alliance of 49 Latino-serving organizations co-convened by the Latino Policy Forum and MALDEF. continue reading »

For Immigrants, a Deadly Trek

For Immigrants, a Deadly Trek

They hike for days through a desert whose topography is lethal. They confront challenges both natural and manmade: If they survive the unforgiving heat and unrelenting cold, they are targets for the mafias that prowl the border continue reading »