By Samantha Leal | 12/04/2013 - 14:41
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is rumored to be gearing up for a 2016 presidential run, may want to rethink his hiring strategy. He recently fired a campaign aide for posting racist tweets, reports Gawker.
Taylor Palmisano, a 23-year-old campaign aide, was fired after previous tweets revealed her to have pretty racist (not to mention violent) thoughts. One tweet stated, "I will choke that illegal mex cleaning in the library. Stop banging f*cking chairs around and turn off your Walkman."
By Cristina Arreola | 11/26/2013 - 09:46
A New Jersey waitress’ claim that she was denied a tip for being gay is being refuted by the family.
Former Marine Dayna Morales, a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater N.J, posted a Facebook photo earlier this month revealing a receipt with a malicious note in the place of the tip. It read: “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and how you live your life.”
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.
By Cristina Arreola | 11/18/2013 - 09:19
New Jersey waitress and former Marine, Dayna Morales, was expecting a tip after doing her job and serving a party of four last Wednesday.
Instead, she received a hateful handwritten note from the patrons. It read: “I’m sorry, but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and the way you live your life.”
By Cristina Arreola | 11/14/2013 - 09:14
A Latina saleswoman at a New York City Alexander McQueen store is suing the retailer for racial discrimination.
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?”
By Cristina Arreola | 10/31/2013 - 09:48
In case you missed it, Wednesday night, David “Big Papi” Ortiz led the Boston Red Sox to a World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Dominican slugger also took home the Most Valuable Player Award.
The Latino proved to be unstoppable throughout the six-game series. He smashed two home runs and batted a remarkable .733 (11-for-15) with six runs batted in.
By Latina Staff | 10/18/2013 - 10:45
The Bridgeport Police Hispanic Society is demanding that Assistant Police Chief James Nardozzi resign after officers claimed he allowed a professor to give an ethics training lecture in which racist statements were made.
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.
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.