The Conversation

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.

  • Jan 12, 2021
  • 12:37 PM

QAnon and the Storm of the US Capitol: The Offline Effect of Online Conspiracy Theories

What will happen now? QAnon, along with other far-right actors, will likely continue to come together to achieve their insurrection goals.

  • Jan 7, 2021
  • 12:22 PM

Rooting Out Racism in Children’s Books

The data is disturbing.

  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 4:56 PM

Only Congress Can Make Puerto Rico the 51st State of the Union

It is unlikely that Puerto Rico will achieve statehood any time soon.

  • Dec 14, 2020
  • 4:17 PM

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.

  • Dec 9, 2020
  • 3:53 PM

Racism at the County Level Associated With Increased COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all people, but not necessarily in the same way.

  • Dec 8, 2020
  • 5:48 PM

Democracy Is Under Siege in Both the United States and Peru

There are two recent high-profile examples of democracy in decline in the Americas: Peru and the United States.

  • Dec 4, 2020
  • 2:21 PM

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.

  • Dec 1, 2020
  • 2:39 PM

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.

  • Nov 30, 2020
  • 11:17 AM

A Record Number of Women Will Serve in the 117th Congress, Including at Least 51 Women of Color

Women will gain at least 14 seats in the 117th Congress, setting a new record for female representation.

  • Nov 16, 2020
  • 6:02 PM

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.

  • Nov 9, 2020
  • 5:10 PM

ICE Detainees’ Alleged Hysterectomies Recall a Long History of Forced Sterilizations

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.

  • Sep 30, 2020
  • 11:59 AM

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
  • 2:22 PM

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
  • 10:16 AM

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
  • 2:59 PM

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
  • 12:44 PM

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
  • 1:46 PM

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
  • 10:47 AM

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
  • 4:49 PM

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
  • 11:06 AM

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
  • 3:54 PM

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