Civil unrest is not a new phenomenon; unjust situations have existed as long as humans have inhabited this Earth. The cause is not always cut and dry and the outcome not always pretty. Such is the case of a farming collective in South Central Los Angeles.
Born of out the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, Latino studies programs have become a dynamic segment of U.S. college curriculum in a diverse set of institutions from Berkeley to Harvard. Programs differ widely in terms of course offerings, but each provides an interdisciplinary study of the history, culture, religion, and literature of Latin Read More
via NPR One place the Hispanic population is growing is in the overwhelmingly white state of Iowa. The latest census figures show the Hispanic population, while only 5 percent of the state, has almost doubled since 2000. And one small town — West Liberty — is the first in Iowa to have a majority Hispanic Read More
Tenemos que platicar. We as a people have exhibited some sobering national trends; we need to brainstorm and organize. The manner in which we respond to these trends and the pressure we exert on elected officials for accountability will directly impact our collective socioeconomic status in the U.S. Failure to act could result in a Read More
via USA Today – President Obama has appointed the popular Colombian singer Shakira to his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The award-winning singer was among four people named to the commission assigned to find ways to improved education opportunities for Hispanics. “I am grateful that these impressive individuals have chosen to dedicate their talents Read More
Those of you familiar with my work, know that I am amazed at the copious amounts of multifaceted capital present in the U.S. Latino community. We are a people comprised of doctors, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, actors, philanthropists, and many other professions that serve to both enrich the lives of others and shatter the common misconceptions Read More
Apathy: lack of feeling or emotion : impassiveness / lack of interest or concern : indifference Over the past few years, it has been said that Americans are apathetic, don’t pay attention to politics, don’t care about what happens in (or to) the rest of the world and are only concerned with their own lives Read More
via The Seattle Times A 42-year-old Kent man was charged Monday with second-degree assault and malicious harassment for allegedly beating a Latino man last week in what prosecutors allege was a racially motivated attack. Kurt Randall Madsen was arrested early Thursday and is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail, Read More