Posts tagged "basketball"

Sebastien de la Cruz, 11-year-old mariachi, rises above racism

Sebastien de la Cruz, 11-year-old mariachi, rises above racism
Before game three of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the visiting Miami Heat, an 11-year-old boy wearing a mariachi suit sang the national anthem. Sebastien de la Cruz didn’t sing it in Spanish. It wasn’t his first time in the spotlight. He has been featured on “America’s Got Talent” for his... Read more »

March Madness: Kansas' Rodriguez taunted about green card

March Madness: Kansas' Rodriguez taunted about green card
It’s March Madness and sports fans are focused on college basketball. But racism reared its ugly head Thursday when some in the Southern Mississippi band insulted Kansas State player Angel Rodriguez. “Where’s your green card?” they chanted. It’s racist for them to assume just because he is Latino that he has or needs a green... Read more »

Los Bulls, Los Suns, Los Lakers, the NBA celebrates Noche Latina

Photo courtesy NBA.com
ÉNE•BɕA That’s the Spanish-language pronunciation for the NBA. And in the month of March they are celebrating Latino culture and several of the teams have translated their names to Spanglish. Los Suns, Los Spurs, Los Lakers, Los Mavs, El Heat and Nueva York are the teams wearing Spanglish jerseys as part of a NBA campaign... Read more »
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Let's talk about Sarah Palin, Highland Park and Arizona's immigration law

Sarah Palin doesn’t get it. While visiting Chicago this week she attacked Arizona’s new immigration law and the decision of Highland Park High School to cancel the girl’s basketball team’s trip to Arizona. “Wait, I thought it was already a crime for an illegal alien (to be here),” Palin said to cheers in a speech... Read more »