Schools in the U.S. Are Still Racist, New Report Finds
Schools in the U.S. Are Still Racist, New Report Finds
By Samantha Leal | 03/24/2014 - 11:45

In perhaps not-so-shocking news, a new government report finds that public school students of color are subject to different treatment than many of their white peers, including more punishments and less access t


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Penn State Sorority Closes 14 Months After Racist Photo Surfaces
Penn State Sorority Closes 14 Months After Racist Photo Surfaces
By Samantha Leal | 02/19/2014 - 10:02

After a racist photo hit national news in 2012, a sorority at Penn State University is shutting


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Laura Ingraham: English is "In Decline" Because of Mexicans
Laura Ingraham: English is "In Decline" Because of Mexicans
By Samantha Leal | 01/31/2014 - 14:10

Ay, another day, another ridiculous statement to justify intolerance and mislead the public.


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Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull at the 2013 American Music Awards
Racism Alert: People are Not Okay With Latinos at the American Music Awards
By Samantha Leal | 11/25/2013 - 13:11

Ay ay ay ay... sometimes, we're just so saddened by our fellow Americans' ignorance we can't help but shake our heads and wonder when times will change. Last night, Pitbull hosted the American Music Awards. While we could sit here and debate if he did a worthwhile job or not, it seems there were some that couldn't help but take to Twitter to voice their opinions on the hosting choice, NOT for how well he hosted–but for the fact that he is Latino.

 


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Burger King racist sign
Burger King Sign: "Now Hiring Must Be Mexican"
By Cristina Arreola | 11/13/2013 - 09:17

A large sign outside of a Burger King is causing outrage in the town of Ephrate, Washington. The billboard reads: “Now Hiring Must Be Mexican.”

The image was posted on KFFM 1073’s website, a radio station based in Yakima, Washington, alongside a poll which asked: “What do you think? Do you find this sign offensive or are you okay with their honesty?”


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Little Miss Hispanic Delaware
Little Miss Hispanic Delaware Stripped of Crown After Many Claimed She Wasn't Latina Enough
By Samantha Leal | 09/26/2013 - 17:41

Jakiyah McKoy, 7, was named Miss Chiquita Delaware, but was soon stripped of her title following an investigation into her Dominican background–with many claiming that she did not best represent "Latin beauty." In short? Many believe she was stripped of her crown because of her dark skin.


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Commentary: "Today I Was Called a N*gger"
Commentary: "Today I Was Called a N*gger"
By Vivian Llodra | 09/20/2013 - 14:45

Today I was called a n*gger.

Granted it wasn’t to my face and it was by strangers, but it was still shocking and unexpected. The culprit? Good old social media, specifically Twitter. Of course I see the irony in complaining about social media and then writing and posting about my feelings, but cut me some slack.


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Arkansas Congressman Steve Womack
Arkansas Congressman Tells Mexican-American to Stop Wearing Mexican Flags
By Samantha Leal | 09/10/2013 - 15:47

Americans shouldn't wear Mexican flags (or any flags symbolizing their heritage). At least, not if they want to have political discussions concerning immigration. That's according to Arkansas Congressman Steve Womack.

The U.S. Repbulican gave an interesting comment to a Mexican-American man who was wearing a shirt that had the Mexican flag on it at a town hall meeting. The man, who introduced himself as a resident of Fort Smith, Arkansas and who is "very proud of his heritage," asked Womack a question.


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Colorado Politician Says Minorities Are Poor Because of Fried Chicken
Colorado Politician Says Minorities Are Poor Because of Fried Chicken
By Samantha Leal | 08/23/2013 - 10:01

Wow. Colorodo Republican state senator Vicki Marble caused quite the uproar Wednesday when giving an address as part of the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force, in which she credited high poverty rates among blacks and Latinos, in part, to diets that include fried chicken, reports Fox News Latino.


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