The Conversation

Homes in Black and Latino Neighborhoods Still Undervalued 50 Years After US Banned Using Race in Real Estate Appraisals

Racial inequality in home values is greater today than it was 40 years ago, with homes in white neighborhoods appreciating $200,000 more since 1980 than comparable homes in similar communities of color.

  • Sep 24, 2020
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For Many Immigrant Students, Remote Learning During COVID-19 Comes With More Hurdles

There is a very real danger that the move to remote learning could reinforce the very inequalities immigrant students already encounter in U.S. schools.

  • Sep 22, 2020
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How Central American Migrants Helped Revive the US Labor Movement

Little is said about the substantial contributions that Central Americans have made to U.S. society over the past 30 years.

  • Sep 18, 2020
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Coronavirus Could Create a Lockdown Generation in Latin America If Governments Don’t Act

Latin America’s recovery from coronavirus will require significant change to the region’s labour markets.

  • Sep 14, 2020
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Shortened Census Count Will Hurt Communities of Color

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau is having a harder time than in the past counting all Americans, and is now saying its workers will spend less time trying to count everyone.

  • Aug 31, 2020
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Latin American Women Are Disappearing and Dying Under Lockdown

It’s a pandemic within the pandemic. Across Latin America, gender-based violence has spiked since COVID-19 broke out.

  • Aug 25, 2020
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Black and Latino Essential Workers Experience Greater Safety Concerns Than Their White Counterparts (Study)

Black and Latino essential workers are more likely to experience food, child care and housing insecurities than their white co-workers, in addition to safety concerns.

  • Aug 19, 2020
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How California’s COVID-19 Surge Widens Health Inequalities for Black, Latino and Low-Income Residents

While everyone is at risk, low-income, Black and Latino Californians are dying at higher rates than high-income and non-Latino whites, and analyses suggest these gaps are widening.

  • Aug 7, 2020
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Statues Topple and a Catholic Church Burns as California Reckons With Its Spanish Colonial Past

Statues of the Spanish missionary Junípero Serra were recently toppled in the U.S. cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento as part of a national movement for racial justice sparked by the police killing of George Floyd.

  • Jul 24, 2020
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Sending International Students Home Would Sap US Influence and Hurt the Economy

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, made a decision on July 6 regarding international students in the U.S. that will affect far more than just the roughly 870,000 international students themselves.

  • Jul 9, 2020
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COVID-19 Is Deadlier for Black Brazilians, a Legacy of Structural Racism That Dates Back to Slavery

The United States and Brazil have much in common when it comes to the coronavirus.

  • Jun 11, 2020
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In Brazil’s Raging Pandemic, Domestic Workers Fear for Their Lives—and Their Jobs

Domestic workers are central figures in Brazil, a hidden workforce that keeps society running.

  • Jun 3, 2020
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Native American Tribes’ Pandemic Response Is Hamstrung by Many Inequities

Native communities in North America have been disrupted and displaced for centuries. Many face long-standing food and water inequities that are further complicated by this pandemic.

  • Jun 1, 2020
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Mass Arrests and Overcrowded Prisons in El Salvador Spark Fear of Coronavirus Crisis

Even before COVID-19, infectious disease spread rapidly among Salvadoran prisoners.

  • May 13, 2020
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The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery Highlights the Danger of Jogging While Black

Moreover, black men’s physical bodies are viewed as potential weapons that could invoke bodily harm, even when they are not holding anything in their hands or attacking.

  • May 11, 2020
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COVID-19, Isolated Indigenous Peoples and the History of the Amazon

The current situation of a global pandemic invites reconsideration of similar situations that happened in the past, such as the great plague in Europe in the 14th century, or the successive and devastating influenza and measles epidemics (amongst others) which decimated indigenous populations in the post-Columbian era in Latin America, and especially in the Amazon.

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Deaths and Desperation Mount in Ecuador, Epicenter of the Coronavirus Pandemic in Latin America

Dead bodies are lying at home and in the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador, a city so hard-hit by coronavirus that overfilled hospitals are turning away even very ill patients and funeral homes are unavailable for burial.

  • Apr 27, 2020
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Coronavirus Pandemic Could Hit the Billions Migrant Workers Send Home in Cash

Remittances shelter a large number of poor and vulnerable households, underpinning the survival strategies of over 1 billion people.

  • Apr 20, 2020
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The Long History of US Racism Against Asian Americans, From ‘Yellow Peril’ to ‘Model Minority’ to the ‘Chinese Virus’

In the United States, Asian Americans have long been considered as a threat to a nation that promoted a whites-only immigration policy.

  • Apr 13, 2020
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Coronavirus: A Warning to Latin America and the Caribbean to Dramatically Increase COVID-19 Testing

We are among 250 population scientists and health specialists from around the globe who have issued a stark warning to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean: governments must increase COVID-19 testing in the region before it is too late.

  • Apr 13, 2020
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Why Latino Citizens Are Worrying More About Deportations

In a study published on April 6, I found Latino U.S. citizens’ deportation fears to be on the rise. Whereas 41% worried about deportation in 2007, 48% did in 2018. This amounts to about 13.6 million Latino U.S. citizens fearing deportation.

  • Apr 6, 2020
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