Posts tagged "Hispanics"

Hispanics can be victims and perpetrators of racism

Hispanics can be victims and perpetrators of racism
George Zimmerman and singer Marc Anthony show us that Hispanics can be both a perpetrator and a victim of racism. Half Hispanic, half white man, George Zimmerman, shot and killed young African-American teen Trayvon Martin, and walked away without a conviction. He wrongly suspected Martin was up to no good walking through the neighborhood because... Read more »

Sarah Palin says GOP disrespects Hispanics

Sarah Palin says GOP disrespects Hispanics
Sarah Palin shows she’s clueless once again. She released a statement to the GOP establishment on her Facebook page Friday claiming that the immigration bill disrespects Hispanics. “You’ve just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill. It was the loss of working class voters in swing states that cost us the 2012 election, not... Read more »

Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh claims Democrats want Hispanics dependent on government

Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh claims Democrats want Hispanics dependent on government
Illinois Republican Congressman, Joe Walsh, is no stranger to controversy. He recently made some controversial comments claiming that Democrats want Hispanics to be dependent on the government and that African Americans already are dependent on the government. “The Democratic Party promises groups of people everything,” Walsh said during a speech in Schaumburg that was caught... Read more »
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Shakira appointed to education commission by President Obama

Shakira appointed to education commission by President Obama
Pop singer Shakira was given an appointment in the Obama Administration Wednesday. ¿Qué? What? At first I thought this was a Hispanic Heritage Month joke. But seriously the Colombian-born singer was appointed to serve on the president’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, according a White House press release. I first wondered what makes... Read more »

Latino Republicans make gains but Democrats don't need to panic...yet

The mid-term results may have been bad for many Democrats but across the country Latino candidates came out winners. Interestingly, several of them were Republican. Gov-elect Susana Martinez of New Mexico In New Mexico, Republican Susana Martinez was elected governor making her the first Latina governor in the United States. Martinez, 50, is a district... Read more »

Convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich defends himself in Spanish

Rod Blagojevich As he turned to the cameras, something he likes to do, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told Spanish-lanuage reporters, “No culpable.” That means not guilty. But he was found guilty of one count of lying to the FBI and could face a $250,000 fine and up to five years in jail. Only one... Read more »
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Sun-Times series Nuevo Chicago doesn't make up for ignoring Latinos the rest of the year

I read the Sun-Times series “Nuevo Chicago. How young Hispanics are reshaping the region” with great interest. I commend reporters Kara Spak, Dave Newbart and Laura Emerick for  reporting on this three-day series that wrapped up Monday. But three days of coverage of the Latino community does not go far enough. Latinos account for more... Read more »

Hispanics not in the news

The Hispanic community receives scant media coverage in the United States, found a new study released by the Pew Hispanic Center this week. An analysis of 34,452 stories that included print, online, radio and broadcast outlets found that less than 2 percent actually referenced Hispanics, the study found. However, most of these stories pertained to... Read more »

Obama calls for immigration reform

President Obama is finally speaking publicly about immigration reform. He addressed the Esperanza National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and Conference, the largest Hispanic faith-based evangelical network in the United States, on Friday in Washington, D.C. The event didn’t garner a lot of press but there was a good story on CNSNews that said Obama would work... Read more »
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