Raquel Reichard Politics & Culture Editor

Raquel is the Politics & Culture Editor at Latina.com and Latina magazine, writing on all things policy, social justice, cultura and health. Formerly at millennial news site Mic, Raquel's work can also be found at the New York TimesCosmo for Latinas, the Washington Post, the Independent and more. A proud NuyoFloRican chonga, when Raquel's not talking Latina feminism, racial justice, the "x" in Latinx or the prison industrial complex, she's going on and on about the Puerto Rican diaspora in Orlando, Fla. Follow her on TwitterInstagram and Snapchat at @RaquelReichard.

Say What?! Donald Trump's Latino Support Jumps 32%
Say What?! Donald Trump's Latino Support Jumps to An Unbelievable Amount

We didn't see this coming. As Donald Trump's speech becomes more racist and xenophobic, the group that has been bearing the brunt of the presidential candidate’s violent rhetoric, Latinos, is actually supporting him in greater numbers.


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Watch These Latinos Try (& Fail) to Guess Latin American Flags
Watch These Latinos Try (& Fail) to Guess Latin American Flags

How many times have you confused the Puerto Rican flag with the Cuban bandera? You’re not alone. And if you’re anything like the funny folks over at the Flama, you’ve probably been mixing up other Latin American flags, too.


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Kate del Castillo Calls Out Mexican Authorities
Kate del Castillo Calls Out Mexican Authorities

Kate Del Castillo isn't happy with Mexican authorities, particularly the PGR (Procuraduría General de la República), and she's taking to social media to let off steam.

MORE: Kate del Castillo on Her Meeting with El Chapo & How Sean Penn Lied to Her


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Donald Trump Calls Judge Who Unsealed Records a "Hater" & a "Mexican"
Donald Trump Calls Judge Who Unsealed Records a "Hater" & a "Mexican"

On Friday, a San Diego judge ruled for several Trump University playbooks to be unsealed to the public, and the school's founder, Donald Trump, is not happy.

MORE: Did the Donald Trump Campaign Cancel an Interview with a Reporter Because He Spoke Spanish?


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Pope Francis Awards Salma Hayek with Medal for Arts & Peace
Pope Francis Awards Salma Hayek with Medal for Arts & Peace

Salma Hayek has been nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, but she's never received a prize as holy as the won she was granted over the weekend. On Sunday, the Mexican actress took home a medal given to her by Pope Francis.


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Soledad O’Brien Shows How Horrific the Internet is for High-Profile Women of Color
EXCLUSIVE: Soledad O’Brien Talks Online Harassment & Body Shaming

As a high-profile Black Latina, Soledad O’Brien has, unfortunately, had her share of online harassment – and some.


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Dascha Polanco Calls Out Hollywood's Diversity Problem
Dascha Polanco Calls Out Hollywood's Diversity Problem

Dascha Polanco has had it with the underrepresentation of Latinas in Hollywood films, and she wants to do something about it.

MORE: Dascha Polanco Cast in Dark Comedy 'iCreep'


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8 Things the Young Lords Helped Change
5 Things the Young Lords Helped Change

The Young Lords Party is often described as a Puerto Rican nationalist group, but they fought for much more than the self-determination and independence of their island.
The Black Panthers-inspired organization, which, while predominately Puerto Rican, included African American, Dominican and Mexican members as well, fought for health care, gender equality, housing, criminal justice, education and more. Here, some of the changes their efforts led to.  


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Witness in 43 Missing Mexican Students Case Seeks Asylum in the U.S.
Witness in 43 Missing Mexican Students Case Seeks Asylum in the U.S.

The student who witnessed the disappearance of his 43 Mexican classmates at the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College is applying for asylum in Minnesota, NBC News reports.

MORE: How Awful! The 43 Missing Mexican Students Reportedly Had a Night of Terror


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Study: Public Schools Are Becoming More Racially Segregated
Study: Public Schools Are Becoming More Racially Segregated

Racial segregation in public schools is on the rise, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office released on Tuesday.

MORE: Texas Educators Indicted for Falsifying Records of Black & Latino Students

From 2001 to 2014, the number of Black and Latino students enrolled in destitute K-12 public schools increased by 11 percent.


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