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Sal Castro dies at 79; L.A. teacher played role in 1968 protests

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Sal Castro dies at 79; L.A. teacher played role in 1968 protests

Posted on 22 April 2013

Posted by Los Angeles Times Sal Castro was a teacher at Lincoln High when he helped instigate ‘blowouts’ that became a seminal event in the Chicano movement. Teacher Sal Castro in front of Los Angeles City Hall in 2004. He was one of the leaders of the 1968 Latino student walkouts, a protest for better [...] Continue Reading

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The AP Stylebook Concedes in the use of “illegal immigrant”

Posted on 08 April 2013

By: Patricio Gomez (Mexican American Political Association) The AP Stylebook finally declared that it will cease using the term “illegal immigrant.” It’s about time. According to their corporate spokespersons, “The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term “illegal immigrant” or the use of “illegal” to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that “illegal” should describe [...] Continue Reading

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Sonia Sotomayor and Rita Moreno discuss men, moms, love, life

Posted on 18 March 2013

Posted by NiLP by Amy Argetsinger Washington Post (March 12, 2013) Sonia Sotomayor had already teased out all the details of her pal Rita Moreno’s hot love affair with Marlon Brando (“we were obsessed with each other”), which naturally led into a conversation about their upbringings. The Supreme Court justice divulged that she had no [...] Continue Reading

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Rise of Latino Population Blurs US Racial Lines

Posted on 18 March 2013

Posted by NiLP by The Associated Press NPR (March 17, 2013) WASHINGTON (AP) – Welcome to the new off-white America. A historic decline in the number of U.S. whites and the fast growth of Latinos are blurring traditional black-white color lines, testing the limits of civil rights laws and reshaping political alliances as “whiteness” begins [...] Continue Reading

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As the Competition Heats Up, So Does a Fight Over Homegrown Peppers

Posted on 01 March 2013

New York Times By FERNANDA SANTOS Published: February 22, 2013 Correction Appended SANTA FE, N.M. – Chile peppers are to New Mexico what oranges are to Florida, apples are to Washington and peanuts are to Virginia: a defining source of chest-thumping pride. It is also the state’s official vegetable and the reason for such thing [...] Continue Reading

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What Census box are Hispanics supposed to check now?

Posted on 18 January 2013

Census Bureau is thinking about making Hispanic a “race” category but will this muddle who considers themselves Latino? Posted by NiLP by Raul A. Reyes NBC Latino (January 7, 2013) Like a dinner host chatting up new guests at the table, the U.S. Census Bureau wants to know Hispanics better. The Bureau is considering changes [...] Continue Reading

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