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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Dimelo: "Why Does It Matter That He's Black?"
Dimelo: "Why Does It Matter That He's Black?"
By Pauline Campos | 04/28/2014 - 15:32

Dear Pauline,


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K-9 Unit Attacks On Latinos And Blacks On Rise In Los Angeles County
By Fox News Latino | 10/09/2013 - 12:32

The number of Latinos and African-Americans bitten by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department canines have dramatically increased in the past few years, a new study released earlier this week states.

While the annual dog bites for whites, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders remained very low from the years 2004 to 2012, the number of K-9 unit attacks on Latinos and African-Americans rose in the same period.


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Target Sued by Former Employees Who Say Multicultural Tips Were Offensive
Target Sued by Former Employees Who Say Multicultural Tips Were Offensive
By Amaris Castillo | 07/11/2013 - 12:27

We were left speechless after word got out about a Target memo that reminded its managers that not all Latinos eat tacos and burritos and dance to salsa.

According to NBC Latino, three former employees of a Target warehouse in Woodland, California are suing the giant over alleged racial racism and retaliation as a result of the document.


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10 Quick Ways To Become An American
10 Quick Ways To Become An American
By Jesus Trivino Alarcon | 06/28/2013 - 16:40

Countless immigrants become naturalized U.S. citizens on July 4th. Getting a piece of paper is one thing, but to fully become a true American it takes a lot of elbow grease and pent-up rage (like a lot of rage). Here we present 10 Quick Ways to Become an American—it’s easier than making Drake cry. 


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Breaking News: Two Huge Explosions at Boston Marathon Finish Line
Update: Explosions at Boston Marathon Leave 2 Dead, 90 Injured
By Samantha Leal | 04/15/2013 - 15:57

Two explosions caused chaos at the Boston Marathon finish line at Copley Square, causing numerous injuries, reports the Boston Herald. The blasts went off just before 3 p.m. today. 


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Nina Simone and Zoe Saldana
The Nina Simone Bio-Flick Controversy: What Does It Say About Race?
By Sugey Palomares | 09/13/2012 - 15:29

Since the Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Zoe Saldana would be playing the legendary Nina Simone in her upcoming bio-flick, Nina, people have reacted, well, strongly. Social media posts, blogs, and petitions, express concern and often disdain over a light-skinned actress playing the soulful singer.


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18 Million Latinos Chose “Other Race” On Census
By Jill Pankow | 02/03/2012 - 10:06

It became more apparent when evaluating the 2010 Census that Americans are diversifying their views of race. One in 14, or 21.7 million of the United States Census takers chose to write in their own response when it came to when identifying their race. Terms such as “Arab,” “Mexican,” “Haitian,” and “multiracial” were frequent responses according to NBC Latino.


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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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Maná Urges Latinos in the United States to Fight Back Against Racism
By Amaris Castillo | 07/19/2011 - 11:15

During a recent sold-out concert, Mexican rock group Maná spread pro-immigrant and pro-environment messages to its fans, the Latin American Herald Tribune reports.  “Never forget your roots…we have to keep fighting those lousy damn racists,” lead singer Fernando “Fher” Olvera told the crowd of about 10,000 people.


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