Meet the Queer Latina Behind 2016’s Dopest LGBT YA Book, 'Juliet Takes a Breath'
Meet the Queer Latina Behind 2016’s Dopest LGBT YA Book, 'Juliet Takes a Breath'
By Raquel Reichard | 03/24/2016 - 15:08

Looking for a queer coming-of-age novel that you could actually relate to? Oh, only since the first time you realized your attraction toward your same gender was widely considered strange and abnormal? No shit!


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Study: U.S. Afro-Latinos More Likely to Identify as White Than Black
Study: U.S. Afro-Latinos More Likely to Identify as White Than Black
By Raquel Reichard | 03/07/2016 - 13:28

A new study from the


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WATCH: Latinos Open Up About Identity and Race
WATCH: Latinos Open Up About Identity and Race
By Raquel Reichard | 02/29/2016 - 16:11

Identity is tough, especially when you're Latino, meaning you could have a totally different cultural identity and race than other folks who share your ethnicity.


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Father Killed Spanish Family Essay
"OK, Dad. Why Did You Kill Spanish In Our Family?"
By PRI.org | 02/08/2016 - 15:37

The following essay originally appeared on PRI's The World.


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The 2020 Census May Be Dropping the Word 'Race'
The 2020 Census May Be Dropping the Word 'Race'
By Raquel Reichard | 06/19/2015 - 14:43

The U.S.


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The Census Can't Fit Latinos Into a Race Box — And It's Causing Problems
The Census Can't Fit Latinos Into a Race Box — And It's Causing Problems
By Samantha Leal | 05/27/2014 - 11:22

A new study has shown a shift of Latinos identifying as "some other race," to "white." But according to


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Time Mag
Time Magazine Apologizes For Slipping In A Non-Latino On The "Yo Decido" Cover
By Sugey Palomares | 03/02/2012 - 15:14

Looks are definitely deceiving!

Time Magazine's latest "Yo Decido: Why Latinos will pick the next President" cover may look like it features an exclusive array of Latinos, but word spread quickly that the print publication casually slipped in a non-Latino. Can you spot him? Probably not since Latinos are so diverse, but Michael Schennum, who is coincidently on the top row, covered by the letter "M" in the magazine's logo, is actually half-White and half-Chinese.


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Unique Challenges Faced By Afro-Latinas
Negra & Beautiful: The Unique Challenges Faced By Afro-Latinas
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/27/2012 - 14:55

The frustrating ironies of being Afro-Latina hit Yuly Marshall with stunning regularity: At work at a Miami hospital, Hispanic patients of the Cuban-born radiology technician usually assume she’s African American, asking her, “Where did you learn to speak Spanish like that?” and expressing shock—even skepticism—that she’s really Latina. Other times, fellow Latinos will disparage African Americans in front of her with phrases like, “What can you expect from negros?” and then turn around and tell her, as if paying her a compliment, “But you’re not like that. You’re one of us.”


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Junot Díaz On The Challenges of Growing Up Afro-Latino
By Fox News Latino | 10/13/2011 - 14:24

Dominican American writer Junot Díaz didn’t always feel accepted as a child. In an interview with Fox News Latino, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author spoke about growing up in the 80s as an immigrant and feeling rejected by both his Latino and black peers.


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