Stereotypical Mexican Barbie Comes With Chihuahua
Stereotypical Mexican Barbie Comes With Chihuahua & Passport
By Samantha Leal | 04/11/2013 - 09:13

Mattel has found itself in some hot water now that a Mexican Barbie doll has hit shelves -- complete with a pink, ruffled dress, chihuahua and passport. Part of the "Dolls of the World" collection that was launched in 1980, the collection is now making a comeback with a new line of dolls. And while all the dolls carry passports and country stickers, it's the Mexican doll that has caused a stir.


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Racially Integrated Prom
Georgia High School To Have Its First Racially Integrated Prom - Ever
By Samantha Leal | 04/04/2013 - 09:42

It is 2013, right? Sorry, we're just a little confused as news broke that students at Wilcox County High in Rochelle, Georgia, are trying to plan the first racially integrated prom in the school's history. Yes, you read that right. The high school, located about two hours outside of Atlanta, has white and black students learning in the same classroom, but have segregated proms and homecoming dances. Since the dances are privately organized, and not run by the school, this is totally legal (albeit, most people would agree, totally inappropriate and terrible).


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Sonia Sotomayor speaks at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco
Sonia Sotomayor Destroys Anti-Gay Marriage Argument in 60 Seconds
By Sugey Palomares | 03/27/2013 - 10:25

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor challenged the anti-gay argument during the Prop 8 hearing yesterday. The Supreme Court could end up finding bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional across the board. The Latina justice took her own stance on the matter during the hearing.


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Sonia Sotomayor speaks at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco
Sonia Sotomayor Criticizes Prosecutor's Racially Charged Question
By Samantha Leal | 02/26/2013 - 11:17

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor didn't hold back when criticizing racially charged language used by a federal prosecutor in Texas, even when the Supreme Court announced it would not take up the case. Sotomayor made the relatively unusual step of writing a statement to accompany the announcement, reports Reuters.


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Setting Us Back: 10 People Who (Tried) to Put Latinos Down in 2012
Setting Us Back: 10 People Who (Tried) to Put Latinos Down in 2012
By Samantha Leal | 12/20/2012 - 16:03

No matter how far we come, there seems to always be someone trying to knock us down. Whether with racist comments or laws that systematically target Latinos, there are many things our community still has to fight for. And fight we will! Here’s a look at some people who have tried to keep Latinos down in 2012 – and here’s to a better 2013!


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Ann Coulter at the TIME 100 Gala
Ann Coulter Attacks Latinos in Column
By Samantha Leal | 12/07/2012 - 12:18

The conservative pundit Ann Coulter wrote a column on Wednesday that blatantly attacked Latinos. In her column, titled "America Nears El Tipping Pointo," she states that "the deluge of unskilled immigrants pouring into the country" are taking over America, and that the typical Hispanic immigrant nowadays is both "underclass" and "the poorest of the world's poor."


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Bachelor Sean Lowe
'The Bachelor' Discrimination Lawsuit Dismissed
By Samantha Leal | 10/16/2012 - 10:24

The lawsuit filed in April against ABC and the production companies responsible for The Bachelor and The Bachelorette has been dismissed, reports Fox News Latino.


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George Zimmerman in court in June 2012
George Zimmerman in First TV Interview: "I'm Not a Racist and I'm Not a Murderer"
By Samantha Leal | 07/19/2012 - 09:56

George Zimmerman, who is on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, spoke in a nationally televised interview for the first time last night. The interview, with Sean Hannity for Hannity on Fox News, was conducted at an undisclosed location in Seminole County, where Zimmerman must stay under conditions of his release on bail, reports Fox News Latino.


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George Zimmerman in court in June 2012
Zimmerman Not a Racist, According to FBI Report
By Samantha Leal | 07/16/2012 - 09:47

In a report released by the FBI, a detective states that while George Zimmerman was "overzealous" and has a "little hero complex", he is not racist. 


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Trayvon Martin
Hoodies & Hope: Trayvon Martin Case Speaks To A Latino
By Jesus Trivino | 04/02/2012 - 15:47

It was a peaceful, breezy spring day in Brooklyn, New York in 1994. It wasn’t cold enough for a coat, yet it was perfect for a light hooded sweater. I wore a tan Timberland hoodie over my Catholic school uniform to disguise my preppy getup. This day I took the long way home; I wanted extra time to listen to A Tribe Called Quest’s latest album, Midnight Marauders, on my portable Walkman (Yes! Cassettes!). I put on my hoodie, popped on my headphones and let Q-Tip and Phife dole out ear candy.


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