By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/29/2011 - 09:51
For Latinos, it’s been a great year (we are now the largest minority in the country!) and it’s been a bad year (immigration laws and deportations galore). As we say goodbye to 2011, here’s a look back at the biggest stories for our community. To a better 2012!
By Amaris Castillo | 12/22/2011 - 13:30
Remember the famous experiment involving children and baby dolls?
Conducted by Kenneth and Mamie Clark during the 1940s, the social experiment asked a sampling of black and white children about two identical dolls, one with white skin and blonde hair and the other with brown skin and black hair. The children were asked which doll was good, and which was bad. Which was pretty, and which was ugly? You get the deal. The experiment studied children’s ideas about race at the time.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/15/2011 - 16:00
Mass deportations and no path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants: If you watch the latest Republican presidential candidate debate tonight, that’s what most of the candidates’ positions would tell you. But that’s not how most Americans think that the immigration issue should be resolved, according to new polls released recently.
By Fox News Latino | 12/14/2011 - 15:00
Occupy Wall Street’s latest effort to attract immigrants is a march for immigrant workers planned this weekend in New York City.
The rally, organized for Sunday, aims to raise awareness on immigrant issues and to draw immigrants to a social movement that has largely focused on corporate greed. It takes place on International Migrants Day, a U.N. designated day in honor of migrant rights.
By Viviana Hurtado | 12/13/2011 - 13:00
Millions of words roll off our tongues every day. We often times don’t think about the power of words, specifically the legitimacy we give a political position or social statement with the terms we choose to use. That is, until a scandal breaks.
Exhibit A: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language added “anchor baby,” along with 10,000 other words and phrases, to its latest edition. The term was initially defined as:
By Amaris Castillo | 11/28/2011 - 14:00
After an arduous battle surrounding a controversy over the state’s congressional redistricting, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) released a statement recently about a new court-proposed plan that promises Latinos increased electoral opportunity in Texas. According to MALDEF, a new redistricting plan was released by three federal judges in San Antonio that will improve the representation for Latinos in Texas.
By Amaris Castillo | 11/24/2011 - 10:00
In the spirit of Thanksgiving today, we asked Latina’s readers on our Facebook page to tell us what they’re most thankful for. We all have something in mind. The outpouring of stories was both overwhelming and touching – thanks to those who responded.
While we couldn’t pick everyone’s comment, here's what ten Latinas had to share:
By Lourdes Medrano | 11/11/2011 - 12:45
Almost a year and a half after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed the controversial SB 1070 immigration bill into law, school cafeteria worker Ana Rosa Vera voted to oust local Senate President Russell Pearce, one of the most powerful and divisive politicians in the state and the main force behind the state’s tough anti-immigration law, emulated by other states.
By Viviana Hurtado | 11/08/2011 - 14:00
We're sure you've felt the heat around immigration—it's been one of the hottest social and political topics forever—or at least it feels like it.
So, in honor of the fact that we are exactly one year out from the 2012 Presidential elections we decided to decifer exactly where the candidates stand on the issue—beginning with President Barack Obama’s position.
By Viviana Hurtado | 11/07/2011 - 15:30
Herman Cain, who is vying to become the Republican challenger to President Barack Obama in 2012, is dominating the news headlines--not because of his “9-9-9” flat tax plan, but because of allegations of sexual harassment lodged by several women.
That got us thinking about the things that every woman should know to identify and survive sexual harassment.