“We are asking only that you remove the influential imprimatur of Oprah’s Book Club,” the letter said.
“We have moved our focus from Jeanine Cummins and American Dirt to the true problem: the canceling of Latinx writers by US publishing,” the statement read.
Latino Rebels Radio: January 26, 2020.
It happened on Saturday morning.
Of the 82 books in Oprah’s book club, the list has only featured books from three Latin American writers, and only one of those was about the U.S. immigrant experience.
“If people read it on its own merits and then decide that they hate it based on what is in the pages, that’s OK. Not everyone needs to love my book,” the author said in Baltimore.
“Abuela greets me, the chancla hitting my skull like a kiss from my ancestors”
The 2020 event was held on MLK Day.
Latino Rebels Radio: January 19, 2020.
The list includes activists, lawmakers, educators, media personalities, elected officials and others.
“Will you commit to stopping all deportations in the first 100 days or will you side with the deportation force?” a Tuesday tweet by UWDA said.
The “mission and sole strategic goal” of American Latinos United (ALU) SuperPAC, the press release noted, “is to decrease President Trump’s share of the Hispanic electorate by a small percentage change that would thereby deny the President an Electoral College win and re-election to a second term. ALU seeks to drive Trump from the national 30% threshold he secured in 2016 to 25% or less in 2020.”
They call for long term investments instead of piecemeal solutions.
Latino Rebels Radio: January 10, 2020
A Thursday media release by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) claimed that enforcement actions at the Southwest border “decreased by 5% in December as compared to November, representing a 72% decrease since the peak of the humanitarian and border security crisis in May.” It was the 7th straight monthly decrease, CBP said. The agency […]
“Elizabeth and I share a vision of America where everyone counts,” Castro’s profile tweeted on Monday.