“A crime wave is intensifying in this city already beset by a flagging recovery from Hurricane Katrina, and Hispanic immigrants helping to rebuild are common targets, according to police and to statistics released Thursday.”
“without asking questions they ordered her to leave. Except the woman was Rigoberta Menchú, the Nobel peace prizewinner, Unesco goodwill ambassador, Guatemalan presidential candidate and figurehead for indigenous rights.”
“More often than not, such racism goes unnoticed primarily because antagonism towards Arabs and Muslims has become so commonplace and acceptable in American discourse. … Receiving hate mail has just become a part of being Arab in America.”
“Raids during the population count would make an already distrustful group even less likely to cooperate with government workers who are supposed to include them, the Census Bureau’s second-ranking official said in an Associated Press interview.”
“MisQuinceMag.com will featuring planning advice, tips and other information on quinceaneras, a family event for celebrating a girl’s 15th birthday, comparable to sweet sixteens for the Latin community.”
“CARE’s decision is focused on the practice of selling tons of often heavily subsidized American farm products in African countries that in some cases, it says, compete with the crops of struggling local farmers.”
“Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to the Defense and Treasury secretaries late Monday, calling on them to award more advertising contracts to small, disadvantaged and minority-owned businesses.”
“a new form of school segregation has taken hold in which in post-affirmative action California, the best way for a black or Latino student to get into a University of California campus is to attend a “white” high school.”
“exploring the psychic aftershocks of Maya’s rape and its effect on her senses of autonomy, sexuality and ethnic identity. All three are symbolically annihilated by Jared, who ravages her while grunting sexist and racist epithets in her ear.”
“An array of books, mostly self-published, are exhibited at the L.A. event, where prospective authors can reach other African Americans.”
Watch out Asians! Mexicans are coming after your model minority status! ” in the Mexican state of Puebla: a 12-year old named Andrew Almazán just finished high school and is off to study medicine and psychology at the university level.”
“Many people haven’t heard of Max Roach, because he’s not quite as famous as Bird, Dizzy or Miles, but the article points out just how present he was. Max Roach is also part of a musical tradition stemming from one of America’s most famous Brooklyn Neighb
“I find that many films that use boys dressed like girls or girls dressed like boys use cheap homophobia gags and gender stereotypes to get laughs, but instead this movie deconstructs a lot of the belief systems around male and female roles.”
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