Race

Waj Invades America: Episode 2 With Christina Greer

For this second episode of #WajInvadesAmerica, host Wajahat Ali gives advice to some of his social media followers and then welcomes Fordham University Associate Professor of Political Science Christina Greer to discuss white supremacy’s foundational roots.

  • Dec 30, 2022
  • 10:53 AM

Nury’s Comments Represent the Worst of Us (OPINION)

Nury Martínez and everyone else on that tape should have known better than to denigrate Black people and the Indigenous people of Oaxaca. And as leaders, they needed to be better, especially in L.A., where unity among Blacks and Mexicans is not a default condition.

  • Oct 14, 2022
  • 2:14 PM

Los Angeles Leader in Racism Scandal Resigns Council Seat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former president of the Los Angeles City Council resigned from public office Wednesday, three days after a recording surfaced of her making racist remarks in a meeting that is now the subject of a state investigation.

  • Oct 12, 2022
  • 8:10 PM

Outrage Erupts at LA Council Meeting Over Racist Remarks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A raucous crowd of protesters packed the Los Angeles City Council chamber Tuesday, calling for the resignation of three members involved in a closed-door meeting in which racist language was used to describe colleagues —and even one councilmember’s son— as they plotted to safeguard Latino political strength in Council districts.

  • Oct 11, 2022
  • 3:44 PM

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

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