With gun violence becoming a top political issue for Latinx voters, and Latinx people in the U.S. dying from gun violence at a faster rate than their white peers, we need more Latinx faces organizing to end gun violence.
What I find most fascinating is, that in Trump’s United States, some U.S. citizens of Latino background are now carrying extra ID in case our citizenship is ever questioned by someone with the authority to detain us.
It’s 2019. Why are we still having to explain this?
This is a big deal that will cause only more problems in the end.
“These are people who are scared, lied to and angry. These are people who have voices.”
How both Cuban-American senators are trying to win the Republican nomination by downplaying their Latino immigrant identities, and how that should hurt them in the general election.
During the Flint water crisis, the state and city have neglected and were desensitized to the particular concerns of Latinos.
For a show as POC-friendly as Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix hit, ‘Master of None,’ the lack of Latino cast members (and the whitewashing of one) is awkward.
My own Selena story started long before she became a legend.
Earlier this month in Virginia, Richmond School Superintendent Dr. Dana T. Bedden issued an apology for a February 2013 incident involving the bag searches of Latino students. The students reported that the school staff threatened deportation. While the apology was long overdue and accepted by the students, it was an admission to guilt of the […]
Sean Penn may have only the best intentions to tease his buddy Alejandro González Iñárritu and get a light-hearted comedic relief, but intentions can only take one so far. Intentions do not always translate to impact. I agree with fellow Latino Rebels contributor Hector Luis Alamo that Penn has used his celebrity status to bring resources to […]
In yet another example of a news outlet where a non-Latino attempts to report on Latinidad, Dara Lind’s Vox article attempts to jump from data to analysis without digging deeper or at least presenting a more authentic picture of the original study Lind cites. If you read the title of the article, “Grandkids of Latino immigrants […]
The Obama-led Democratic party is playing a game of chicken with the GOP, and the real losers will be us people of color yet again. With a few legislative days left before Democratic-majority Senate leaves for the holiday break and will be transformed into a Republican-majority Senate in January 2015, Democratic Leader Harry Reid will […]
Since The New York Times’ ridiculous piece in May claiming that more Latinos are identifying as “white” between the 2000 and 2010 Census, Latino and non-Latino commentators alike have been weighing in on the many shades of color within the Latino community and the role of the “white Hispanic” within it. An intense discussion about […]
Halloween is a chance to break the routine. Parents who would typically not allow their kids to eat candy let them have a free-for-all for sugar. Children, teens, and young adults have a respite from everyday identities by becoming vampires, cats, and nurses. Halloween is a chance to try out a different identity than your […]