The Unicode Consortium — the international group that sets tech specs so people around the world can use computers in any language — is considering the addition of new “emoji” next year, and one of them may be the computer code to display a taco.
The consortium published this illustration on their blog so everyone knows that’s what they taco about, the traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling.
The Atlantic reports:
This time next year, facing your phone’s keyboard and searching for just the right emoji, you may have some new characters at your disposal. [Mas…]
After an uneventful C-section, Boca Raton, Florida, mother Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro’s pulse stopped for 45 minutes. When her heart resumed beating on its own, Graupera-Cassimiro regained consciousness and shared her tale of what she found on “the other side.”
Little Silveria learns a lesson she’ll never forget in this short video from director Yolanda Cruz. [Mas…]
The plus-sized Republican leader of the Garden State, Governor Chris Christie, recently visited Mexico. David Letterman compiled the Top 10 Mexican Nicknames for the New Jersey GOP presidential nominee wannabe. [Mas…]
What’s the deal with this Hispanic Heritage Month? What we need is a White History Month, and our own soft drink!
PREVIOUSLY ON RACISM TECH: [Mas…]
Hey, all you wives — stop eating your bon-bons and watching your “stories” on television for just a minute, yo! Here are 11 rules from 1953 you need to follow for a happy marriage.
“Be the wife he always dreamed of,” is the advice that delivers that “guide” that was written to please men, by an Spanish woman named Pilar Primo de Rivera, sister of the founder of the political party of the extreme right, the “Spanish Falange.”
More translations here….
The undocumented immigrants impacted by the bombing of the World Trade Center were practically invisible to the government and agencies that were supposed to help them, two academics reported Tuesday.
The victims and their families were never properly counted because of their social and political isolation from wider society:
- Immigrants without papers distrusted law enforcement and were wary of drawing attention to themselves.
- Even if they did come forward, they lacked the paperwork necessary to prove claims and receive assistance.
- Public opinion linking immigration and terrorism after 9/11 exacerbated the risks of coming out of the MIGRA closet.
Study authors Alexandra Délano and Benjamin Nienass explain: [Mas…]