Arizona Law Makes Ethnic Studies Classes Illegal
Arizona Law Makes Ethnic Studies Classes Illegal
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/03/2011 - 17:00

A new Arizona law banning ethnic studies courses in public schools went into effect on January 1st and it’s already wreaking havoc. The Tucson Unified School District currently stands to lose $15 million in funding for refusing to shut down its controversial classes.

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Lack of Sleep Affecting Paulina Rubio's Brain
Paulina Rubio defends Alicia Machado, Gets in Trouble Herself
By Mariela Rosario | 12/01/2010 - 14:16

It all started over the holiday weekend when former Miss Universe Alicia Machado took to her Twitter account to speak out on the recent trouble brewing between North and South Korea. Unfortunately, she sent out a message that read: "Tonight I want to ask you to join me in a prayer for peace that these attacks between the Chinas do not make our situation worse."

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Tennessee Gov. Condems Lawmaker Who Compared Immigrants to Rats
Tennessee Gov. Condemns Lawmaker Who Compared Immigrants to Rats
By Mariela Rosario | 11/15/2010 - 12:15

Though local Tennessee lawmaker Rep. Curry Todd refuses to apologize for a statement he made last week comparing pregnant undocumented immigrants with rats, the Democratic governor of the southern state has spoken out against the hateful talk.

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Curry Todd Refuses To Apologize for Comparing Immigrants to Rats
Tennessee Lawmaker Compares Immigrants to Rats
By Mariela Rosario | 11/12/2010 - 17:40

Tennesee lawmaker Curry Todd is in hot water with Latinos after comparing pregnant, undocumented immigrants to rats.

It all came about when Todd was speaking with fellow local legislators about the healthcare system and how to verify citizenship for pregnant women.

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Rachel Maddow Slams Sharron Angle, Defends Latinos
Rachel Maddow Slams Sharron Angle, Defends Latinos
By Mariela Rosario | 10/25/2010 - 17:00

Rachel Maddow took some time on Sunday to tear into Sharron Angle, the Tea Party darling who is running a very tight race against Senate majority leader Harry Reid in Nevada.

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POLL: Did CNN do the right thing in Firing Rick Sanchez?
POLL: Was it Fair that CNN Fired Rick Sanchez?
By Mariela Rosario | 10/04/2010 - 15:15

Rick Sanchez was unceremoniously fired from CNN over the weekend for inflammatory comments he made about both The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, and media ownership.

During a recent appearance on the SiriusXM radio, Stand Up! With Pete Dominick, Sanchez went on a rant in which he called Jon Stewart a "bigot" and made claims about Jews controlling the media. 

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Do Latinas Dress More Provocatively than Other Women?
By Mariela Rosario | 09/22/2010 - 17:15

We've been noticing a startling trend lately and we don't like it one bit. It started back over the summer when Debrahlee Lorenzana was fired from her job at Citibank for being "too distracting" to her male coworkers. Lorenzana insisted that her clothing choices were always in keeping with company standards: "Never did I ever show cleavage," the single mom claimed.

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State Workers In Utah Fired Over Leaking Immigrant Information
By Mariela Rosario | 07/23/2010 - 09:20

Last week, a list of alleged "undocumented immigrants" was sent to multiple media outlets and law enforcement officials with a note attached demanding that all of the people named be deported from the U.S.

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Watch: 3 Reasons Governor Jan Brewer is Wrong to Claim Most Immigrants are "Drug Mules"
By Mariela Rosario | 06/29/2010 - 08:00

Although many are criticizing Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's recent assertion on local TV station KTVK that most immigrants trying to cross the border into Arizona are "drug mules," it's not the first time the Governor has made this argument. During a debate between the Arizona's four Republican candidates for governor earlier this month, Brewer made the same claims. This past weekend, when asked by a local reporter to clarify her argument, she said, "Well, we all know that the majority of the people that are coming to Arizona and trespassing are now becoming drug mules.

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AZ Gubernatorial Candidate Wants "Tent Cities" for Undocumented Immigrants
By Mariela Rosario | 06/19/2010 - 14:00

Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin—currently vying for the Republican candidacy for governor—recently announced a plan to create tent cities to house the expected increase in the number of illegal immigrants arrested once the controversial new immigration laws go into effect.

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