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sheriffjoeoinkMaricopa County Arizona $heriff Joe Arpaio is in big legal trouble and is asking supporters to help.

Arpaio said he doesn’t have the money for attorneys, adding that he feels “targeted” by the immigration rights groups that have sued him to stop what they say are racist policies targeting Latinos, according to the Los Angeles Times. [Mas…]

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privilegetopWhat exactly is “privilege?” On a Plate cartoonist Toby Morris breaks it down. [Mas…]

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sanchezwhoopDemocratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, from Orange County, put her foot in her mouth on Saturday, and she used her hand to do it.

In a speech to Indian American Democrats, she whooped up an “American Indian war cry.”

She was confused, she told a group of Indian American at a party convention in Anaheim, about an upcoming meeting with an Indian American.

“I am going to his office,” she said, “thinking that I am going to meet with a” — then she put her hand over mouth and made the noise that is the stereotypical imitation of a American Indian war cry. “Right? … because he said Indian American.” [Mas…]

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Somehow this looks and sounds familiar….

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The Leipzig Torn And Restored Paper Effect is a classic routine for sleight-of-hand parlor magicians. In this new video, Scott Alexander presents the prestidigitation trick “Mexican” estyle, which involves a bad bigote, a sombrero, and is that a zerape? K tricky, no? These magic papeles are for sale — only with a magician’s recommendation, of course — but if you buy them, ask the company to make the stereotypes disappear, OK?

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I had to post this after reading that the actors who walked off Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six set get tagged as heroes and those who stayed, like me, get belittled.

My photograph (above) shows two of the men who walked off and the lady who stayed. They’re discussing the film’s infamous script, just after they talked to one of the assistant directors about the script.

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PREVIOUSLY: Why I didn’t walk off Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six set
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Just before he leaves, the man on the right attempts to gather as many of the 100-plus extras into a holding tent like the one pictured (below). [Mas…]

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Why I didn’t walk off the Adam Sandler ‘Ridiculous Six’ movie set

by RICARDO CATÉ April 27, 2015 Cartoons
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I am a Native who worked as an extra on the set of Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six movie. I didn’t walk off and here’s why.

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Dance along with The 1491s: ‘I’m an Indian, too!’ (music video)

by KIMO WASABI April 27, 2015 Cultura
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If you’ve got to dance to keep from cryin’ — well then, dance to I’m an Indian, too! by the 1491s.  All the kool kids are doing it! Careful listeners will note actual Native Americans cracking jokes with stereotypical Indian names like “Running Nose,” the same jokes that offended the sensitive extras on Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous […]

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Chinese-Mexican food and a side order of history (audio)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 20, 2015 Audio
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After the United States passed the openly racist Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, migrants from China went to Mexico instead. And the legacy of those immigrants is still found today on both sides of the border: Chinese-Mexican food. Lisa Morehouse of KQED reports:

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The Beandocks: Hollywood’s ‘ethnic casting’ future? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 17, 2015 Cartoons
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Latinos, at least according to the mainstream media (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 14, 2015 Cultura
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Mainstream media is full of Latinos — Latino criminals, Latina maids and exotic Latino sex machines. Ordinary people just like you? Not so much. [Video by David Viramontes.]

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‘Reverse racism’? It’s complicated (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ April 2, 2015 Cartoons
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The Beandocks: Last week’s news from Ferguson, MO (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 25, 2015 Cartoons
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Breaking Ñews: White women found in Indianapolis (photo)

by La Chata March 25, 2015 Cultura
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Thank God they found them! How did they manage? What are the odds?

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Video: The Nuts and Bolts of Chican@ Feminist Theory

by Lucida Grandé March 25, 2015 Cultura
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You say you want to understand Chican@ Feminist Theory? We have just what you’ve been looking for. Huh? Video creator Rafael Solorzano epxlains

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La Cucaracha: Hollywood discovers GMO casting (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 16, 2015 Cartoons
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Diversity sells, but Hollywood is overwhelmingly white, male (audio)

by Lucida Grandé March 3, 2015 Audio
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“If you want an accurate picture of ethnic and gender diversity in the United States, don’t look to Hollywood,” says NPR. That’s the conclusion of the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report” conducted by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. The report quantifies the striking — if not surprising — racial and […]

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La Cucaracha: What color is this governor? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 2, 2015 Cartoons
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