Thousands of Brazilians Who Won Elections as Black Candidates in 2020 Previously Ran for Office as White
Brazil is undergoing a strange racial reckoning after bombshell revelations that thousands of veteran politicians had changed their self-identified race between the 2016 and 2020 elections.
Fired for Storming the Capitol? Why Most Workers Aren’t Protected for What They Do on Their Own Time
Can you be fired for joining a violent mob that storms the Capitol? Of course you can.
What will happen now? QAnon, along with other far-right actors, will likely continue to come together to achieve their insurrection goals.
It is unlikely that Puerto Rico will achieve statehood any time soon.
Latinos Are Especially Reluctant to Get Flu Shots: How a Small Clinic in Indiana Found Ways to Overcome That
The Latino population is more reluctant than most other groups to get the flu vaccine and often pays a high price with their health.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all people, but not necessarily in the same way.
There are two recent high-profile examples of democracy in decline in the Americas: Peru and the United States.
Peru’s Democracy Faces Greatest Trial Since Fujimori Dictatorship After Two Presidents Are Ousted in One Week
During Fujimori’s corrupt military-backed rule between 1990 and 2000, Peru’s democratic institutions were dismantled and its democratic values subverted. Dissenters faced death, disappearance and torture.
California Vetoed Ethnic Studies Requirements for Public High School Students, But the Movement Grows
Despite the veto, California’s struggle highlights a growing national movement to teach ethnic studies in K-12 classrooms.
Women will gain at least 14 seats in the 117th Congress, setting a new record for female representation.
So-Called ‘Latino Vote’ Is 32 Million Americans With Diverse Political Opinions and National Origins
Pollsters who specialize in the Latino vote knew for months before the election that Latino support for Biden was soft, with many Latinos —especially in Florida— undecided.
Sadly, this treatment of Latina, Indigenous and Black women is nothing new. The U.S. has a long history of forcibly sterilizing women from these communities.
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.
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.
Little is said about the substantial contributions that Central Americans have made to U.S. society over the past 30 years.
Latin America’s recovery from coronavirus will require significant change to the region’s labour markets.
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.
It’s a pandemic within the pandemic. Across Latin America, gender-based violence has spiked since COVID-19 broke out.
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.
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.