Race

Letter to My Racist Grandma

“A letter to my Honduran grandma, who I love so much but who has some pretty messed up views about Black people and Mexicans.”

  • Aug 18, 2022
  • 10:38 AM

My Black Plátano-Eating Behind (OPINION)

I had myself a lovely little Wednesday doing what every loudmouth writer who should be hard at work finds themselves doing from time to time: battling a tiny but noisy gang of Twitter trolls.

  • Aug 16, 2022
  • 12:07 PM

The Persistent Reign of White Terror (OPINION)

With the recent mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, white rage continues to rear its ugly head in society, and the press must be held accountable for how this phenomenon is reported and portrayed.

  • Jul 6, 2022
  • 5:06 PM

Wisconsin Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Racist Acid Attack

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge sentenced a white Wisconsin man to a decade in prison Wednesday for throwing acid in a Latino man’s face in a racist attack at a Milwaukee bus stop.

  • May 22, 2022
  • 6:59 PM

A Buffalo Tragedy

Latino Rebels Radio: May 19, 2022

  • May 19, 2022
  • 3:31 PM

Buffalo Shooting Latest Example of Targeted Racial Violence

For many Black Americans, the Buffalo shooting has stirred up the same feelings they faced after Charleston and other attacks: the fear, the vulnerability, the worry that nothing will be done politically or otherwise to prevent the next act of targeted racial violence.

  • May 16, 2022
  • 5:39 PM

As Nation Changes Stance on Life Sentences for Minors, Tennessee’s Juvenile Lifers Are Left Behind

Whether the juvenile lifers will be able to see freedom any sooner —like others across the country— all comes down to Tennessee law.

  • May 6, 2022
  • 1:56 PM

Report: About 6M Adults Identify as Afro-Latino in the US

About 6 million adults in the United States identify as Afro-Latino, a distinction with deep roots in colonial Latin America, according to a new report by Pew Research Center.

  • May 4, 2022
  • 10:44 AM

How Iowa’s Anti-Critical Race Theory Bills Impact Students of Color (VIDEO)

An Iowa bill would require cameras in almost every K-12 classroom in the state, allowing parents to view livestreams and thus monitor instruction. In this video, journalist and decolonial educator Constanza Eliana Chinea gives a deep dive into the bill and how it affects Black and Brown people in the state and beyond

  • Apr 20, 2022
  • 11:26 AM

Exposing the NFL’s Racism

Latino Rebels Radio: February 17, 2022

  • Feb 17, 2022
  • 6:03 PM

Donald Trump Wants Reparations—for White People (OPINION)

When Trump says “reparations should be paid to those in our country who have been damaged by this,” he’s victimizing his voters, 85 percent of whom are white. Donald Trump knows who he’s talking to, and they’ve made it abundantly clear that he speaks for them.

  • Feb 17, 2022
  • 5:40 PM

Black Feminism in Latin America

A talk with Brazilian Black feminist philosopher Djamila Ribeiro at the Hay Festival in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

  • Feb 15, 2022
  • 1:08 PM

Brian Flores’ Lawsuit Against the NFL Needs to Be More Than a Moment (OPINION)

Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, a Black Honduran American born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, is suing the NFL, the Dolphins, the Denver Broncos, and New York Giants for racial discrimination, calling the league’s “Rooney Rule” —a policy meant to promote diversity across coaching and other senior operations positions— a “sham.”

  • Feb 4, 2022
  • 5:45 PM

On John Leguizamo and Colorism (OPINION)

Recent comments made by actor and comedian John Leguizamo about colorism in Hollywood have raised some eyebrows.

  • Feb 4, 2022
  • 12:40 PM

Black Lives Matter in Paraguay

Latino Rebels Radio: December 23, 2021

  • Dec 23, 2021
  • 1:03 PM

The Lonely Struggle to Preserve Colombia’s African History

Muntú Bantú is an independently run center dedicated to the memory of the African diaspora, the only one of its kind in Colombia. After 20 years of very hard work, however, support for and interest in the project remains scarce. 

  • Dec 8, 2021
  • 1:45 PM

New Pew Report: Latinos Say Skin Color Affects Opportunity and Daily Life

Sixty-two percent of adult Latinos say having darker skin limits a Latino’s chances of success in the United States, according to the results of a new study conducted by Pew Research Center. Of the 3,3375 adult Latinos surveyed in March of 2021, 59 percent said having lighter skin improves a Latino’s chances of getting ahead.

  • Nov 4, 2021
  • 2:30 PM

Puerto Rico Ponders Race Amid Surprising Census Results

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The number of people in Puerto Rico who identified as “white” in the most recent census plummeted almost 80%, sparking a conversation about identity on an island breaking away from a past where race was not tracked and seldom debated in public.

  • Oct 15, 2021
  • 4:05 PM

Movement for Black Lives: Feds Targeted BLM Protesters

The federal government deliberately targeted Black Lives Matter protesters via heavy-handed criminal prosecutions in an attempt to disrupt and discourage the global movement that swept the nation last summer in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, according to a new report released Wednesday by The Movement for Black Lives.

  • Aug 19, 2021
  • 2:12 PM

OPINION: Drug Policing Is (And Always Has Been) Rooted in Anti-Blackness

Racist enforcement practices are at the very root of drug policing, which disproportionately targets poor and nonwhite communities.

  • Aug 19, 2021
  • 6:00 AM

OPINION: 2020 Census Data Bolsters Racist ‘Great Replacement’ Conspiracy Theory

White supremacists point to the 2020 Census data as evidence of society trying to replace them with people of color.

  • Aug 17, 2021
  • 6:22 PM

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