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February 2011 Archives

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 »

Latinos and the Question of Homophobia

Latinos and the Question of Homophobia

One could easily come to this conclusion. In March 2010, Mexican singer, Paquita la del Barrio said she would rather see a child die of hunger in the street than be adopted by a gay couple. continue reading »

Somos Republicans Call For Law to Fight Domestic Terrorism Following AZ Minutemen Conviction

Somos Republicans Call For Law to Fight Domestic Terrorism Following AZ Minutemen Conviction

The conviction this week of Minutemen leader Shawna Forde on capital murder charges is just one small step in bringing closure to the Minutemen murders. continue reading »

Little Ecuadoreans May Hold Secret to a Longer Life

Little Ecuadoreans May Hold Secret to a Longer Life

Certain residents of remote Ecuadorean villages are being studied by biologists who believe a mutation resulting in a type of dwarfism could shed light on human longevity. continue reading »

Join NCLR in Supporting a Federal Budget that Invests in the Latino Community

Join NCLR in Supporting a Federal Budget that Invests in the Latino Community

On February 14, President Obama released his proposal for the fiscal year 2012 federal budget. We had a preview of what the president would prioritize in his State of the Union address when he called for investments in innovation, education, and infrastructure to jump-start our economy. Given the recent and growing attention to deficit reduction and federal spending, we also anticipated that we would see difficult cuts to various programs in the proposed budget. continue reading »

Chico Campaign Digs out Immigration Reform (or Lack Thereof) to Ding Emanuel

Chico Campaign Digs out Immigration Reform (or Lack Thereof) to Ding Emanuel

I have been wondering how long it would take before immigration reform (actually, the failure of anything to take place on that issue) would become an issue in the municipal elections continue reading »

Boehner, Like Cantor, Refuses To Repudiate Birther Conspiracy Theories (VIDEO)

Boehner, Like Cantor, Refuses To Repudiate Birther Conspiracy Theories (VIDEO)

Three weeks ago, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) — the second-highest ranking Republican in the House of Representatives — repeatedly refused to call theories that President Obama was not born in America “crazy.” He told Meet the Press’s David Gregory that “I don’t think it’s nice to call anyone crazy,” and refused to rebuke the wild conspiracy theories. continue reading »

U. of Puerto Rico Students Protest Additional Fees; Other College News

U. of Puerto Rico Students Protest Additional Fees; Other College News

Students at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras protested against a special fee last week. The $800 fee is “intended to compensate for the university’s budget deficit.” A two-month tudent strike took place last spring and shut down the entire university until an agreement was made, which stated that the university would not demand the fee until January 2011. continue reading »

Celebs Love Interracial Dating More Than Blow and Swag Combined

Celebs Love Interracial Dating More Than Blow and Swag Combined

I got this letter the other day that read, “Dear Racy JC, love your book and your site! I am a white male, but I am fascinated by interracial relationships. What are your opinions of celebrity interracial couples like Heidi Klum and Seal, and other white supermodels who date interracially? Thank you.” continue reading »

Just Plain Nuts

Just Plain Nuts

House Republican Budget Proposals Put Forth in the Most Haphazard Manner Imaginable continue reading »

Anchor’s Away! A look Inside the 14th Amendment and the Politicians Who Love to Hate It

Anchor’s Away! A look Inside the 14th Amendment and the Politicians Who Love to Hate It

If you have a baby, be ready to prove your own citizenship to government bureaucrats before applying for a US passport for the darling apple of your eye. continue reading »

Latinos and Redistricting in the Northeast

Latinos and Redistricting in the Northeast

Over 100 Latino voting rights advocates from throughout the Northeast gathered on Saturday in New York City to develop strategies for promoting Latino community participation in the redistricting process throughout the region continue reading »