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Researcher Elizabeth Kennedy interviewed a 12-year-old boy who returned to El Salvador barefoot; he had been robbed of everything he owned.

"I asked him if he was going to try again," says Kennedy, "and he just burst into tears and said, 'What would you do if you were me? I haven't seen my mom or my dad in 10 years ... and no one here loves me.'"

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Since October, a staggering 57,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been apprehended at the southwestern U.S. border. Sometimes, they’ve been welcomed into the country by activists; other times they’ve been turned away by protesters. [Mas…]

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moransAN ILLEGAL POEM
By Illegal Immigrants

I cross river,
Poor and broke,
Take bus,
See employment folk.

Nice man
Treat me good in there,
Say I need
Go see Welfare. [Mas…]

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Conservatives explain how gays, Muslims, Mexicans and President Obama are all working together to destroy the moral fabric of America. Video’d at an anti-immigration protest in Houston, pro-immigration supporters also chime in while dancing.

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Peep this sweet, short video: Singer Juan Bautista sings Besame Mucho while waiting for the G train and director Randy Gordon-Gatica adds footage of openly-Latino Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York.


What do they look like? How can we tell? Is my new neighbor a Latino? Please tell me #whatlatinoslooklike.

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barkleyHe was only 19 when he died in 1918, a kid who would become America’s first Latino Medal of Honor Recipient.

His posthumous Medal of Honor for heroism came in 1919, but his acknowledgement as a Latino had to wait until 1989.

Wikipedia explains:

David Bennes Barkley was born March 31, 1899 in Laredo in Webb County in south Texas, to Josef and the former Antonia Cantú.

He grew up with his Mexican-American mother. He enlisted in the Army when the United States entered what was then known as the Great War.

He used his Anglo father’s name to avoid being segregated into a non-combat unit. [Mas…]

2010censusraceproposednewcensusraceThe tricky choose-your-own race/ethnic questions in the 2010 United States Census didn’t work out as planned.

“As many as 6.2% of census respondents selected only “some other race” in the 2010 census (photo, top), the vast majority of whom were Hispanic,” the Pew Research Center reports.

The 2010 Census form asked two questions about race and ethnicity. First, people were asked whether they are of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin.

Then they were asked to choose one or more of 15 options that make up five race categories — white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander.

A separate question about Hispanic origin has been asked of all households since 1980, and the census form specifically instructs respondents that Hispanic origins are not races.

To address concerns about a rising share of “some other race” selections, a combined race and ethnicity question is under consideration for 2020 (photo, bottom), in which people would be offered all the race and Hispanic options in one place.

They could check a box to identify as white, black, Hispanic/Latino/Spanish origin, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander or some other race or origin. [Mas…]

HispanosAgaintsLatinoTermIt’s a phenomenon older than the United Estates of America. We’ve named it Looking Down On More Recent Immigrants Syndrome:

Last week three latter-day Looking Down Syndrome sightings lit up our screen, INSISTENT MESSAGES from people who want you to know THEY ARE DEFINITELY NOT THOSE OTHER PEOPLE OVER THERE — those Mexicans and/or Latinos. [Mas…]

Lowe’s Home Improvement, Latino style (Vine video)

by Lucida Grandé March 11, 2014 Cultura
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It’s Rudy Mancuso, for Lowe’s. [Hover and click on the top left corner of the image to hear the audio.] PREVIOUSLY ON RUDY MANCUSO:

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Hispanic Superman! (Vine video)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 19, 2014 Cultura
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Cold outside? Snow on the ground? Tied to the train tracks as a locomotive approaches? No worries? No makes! Hispanic Superman Rudy Mancuso is on the job! [Remember: The Vine videos need you to click on the top left of the image to hear the sound.] PREVIOUSLY ON CRAZY COLD AND SNOW:

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Um, excuse me…we prefer to be called ‘white folk’ (photo)

by Especial Correspondents February 5, 2014 Cultura
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We can’t track the original of this photo to give its creator props, so we’ll just heartily thank all Internet-enabled photographers, wherever they are. And whatever they want to be called, tambien. After all, what’s in a name? PREVIOUSLY ON WHITE PEOPLE: Aamer Rahman: What’s the deal with white people? (video) These black people are […]

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My friend’s stupid Chevy Nova has Hispanic GPS (Vine video)

by RON FLA January 17, 2014 Cultura
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Rudy Mancuso’s Hispanic-voiced GPS navigation amigo knows where Rudy needs to go, even if Rudy acts stupid. [With these Vine videos, there's an audio/speaker/volume icon that pops up when you hover over the top-left corner on the video.]

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Fashion Forward Victims: Miss Universe ‘National Costumes’ (photos)

by EDITH CABEZA November 5, 2013 Cultura
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The Miss Universe 2013 competition begins this weekend in Moscow and the pre-show festivities Monday included a photo session to show off the “national costumes” for each country’s entrant. Above is Miss Mexico, Cynthia Duque, (left) and Miss Ecuador, Constanza Báez. Meet Miss Brazil, Jakelyne Oliveira:

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La Cucaracha: Their month over, Hispanics get the sad (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 21, 2013 Cartoons
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SPAIN AND ‘LATIN AMERICA’? IT’S COMPLICATED:

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Hispanic Heritage Month ends, many Hispanics unsure how to go on

by Elise Roedenbeck October 16, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from BROOKLYN) Hispanic Heritage Month is over and without the corporate-approved celebration as a focus, members of the local Hispanic/Latino community aren’t really sure how they can go on being members of the local Hispanic/Latino community. “Where do I go from here?” lamented Brooklyn native and prolific bloguera Marielena Gutierrez (photo, right.) “Should I […]

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Government shutdown halts Hispanic Heritage Month in mid-month

by Lalo Alcaraz October 16, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, DC) Effective immediately, all Hispanic Heritage Month observations have been halted due to the current Federal Government shutdown. HHM activities have been classified as “non-essential” and Washington has issued guidelines on toning down loud festivities and colorful displays as the U.S. Treasury runs out of funding. As of midnight, October 15, […]

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Unsung Heroes of Hispanic Heritage Month: President Jed Bartlet

by HOWARD ZUNI October 11, 2013 Cultura
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They were ordinary people living ordinary lives, until one singular sensation of circumstance conspired with fate to make them UNSUNG HEROES OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH. When a liberal Supreme Court justice retired in 1998, Pres. Jed H. W. Bartlet and his staff thought this was the perfect opportunity to increase approval ratings with a politically […]

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Does this sound familiar? ‘You’re a Latina/o? But you speak so well!’

by Moctezuma Cortés October 4, 2013 Cultura
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If you are Latina or Latino, you may have heard comments such as, “Wow, you speak so well… You are not like them… You are really smart… OR You are different and they will really like you.” You might even be asked repeatedly where you are from if your first answer is a city or […]

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Hispanic moms: Serve Jimmy Dean® for a dubious breakfast! (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE September 11, 2013 Cultura
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¡Hola, Hispanic moms! Serving your Hispanic family a dubiously-healthy breakfast is just a button-push away with Jimmy Dean® Brand croissant, egg, sausage and cheese breakfast sandwiches. Not only are they graded F for nutrition but you can heat them in the microwave to pretend you care! Each delicious serving packs a generous 60% of the […]

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Breaking: Marketing to Latins? Talk Latin to us, activists say

by ZACK A. TEXAS August 12, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from UPTON ABBEY, MI) Frater Cassius the Yon was adamant. “In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti,” he insisted in a rare English-language interview Sunday. “There is no such thing as Latin dancing, unless you mean the “dance of death” from the Black Plague. And Latin music is Gregorian chants, Enya and […]

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Play by play from East LA: ‘Undocumented Football’ (poetry video)

by GUILLERMO CHESPIR August 9, 2013 Cultura
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It’s the big game — Roosevelt vs Garfield — the East Los high school football rivalry that has lasted generations; David A. Romero supplies the play by play.

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Moses y Jesús team up in ‘Prophetic Fight for Immigrant Rights’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé August 2, 2013 Cultura
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When Moses attracts the attention of the MIGRA, he seeks out his amigo Jesús for some help. Can this Holy Tag Team come up with a miracle to defeat the haters? [Written and produced by: Josh Healey. Directed by: Yvan Iturriaga. Starring: Corey Fischer (Moses), Richard Montoya (Jesús), and Jeri Lynn Cohen (Zippy). Produced by: […]

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Unfunny ‘Latino’ sitcom debuts Sunday, people will watch anyhow

by Pocho Ñews Service July 31, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from HOLLYWOOD) Newcomer John Gomez stars as The John Gomez Show premieres Sunday night, the latest sitcom starring a Latino that is destined to join the long line of Latino TV shows that suck. John and his sweet, sexy wife Lisa are a happily-married couple with two children. Daughter Rosie is just turning […]

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They know what we want! Pocho Ocho trendiest Latino baby foods

by Especial Correspondents July 26, 2013 Cultura
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BURNS: Smithers! The Latinos! With the demographics! And the babies! Quick, we need Latino baby food! It’s a goldmine of a wagon de band upon which we must to hop! SMITHERS: But, Mr. Burns? Latino baby food? WTF? For God’s sake, man, we already have Clorox Latino. When will the madness end? BURNS: It’s already […]

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