Tag Archives: latin@

Women to the GOP: Get it the f*ck together on immigration reform

TweetPhoto credit: AP/ Eric Risberg Last year, we saw a huge push nationwide to get comprehensive immigration reform passed. After months of speeches from Obama, rally after rally, blog post after blog post, the bill got as far as the Senate, and then… We haven’t heard much since from the House. Tweet
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Live Feministing video chat tomorrow: Coloring Latinidad

Tweet I’m excited to announce that tomorrow Feministing will host a live video discussion about colorism and Latin@ feminism. Tweet
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Little Miss Hispanic Delaware pageant: all contestants must show us their papers to prove they’re Latina

Tweet Image Credit: Colorlines Late last month, the news came out that the Nuestras Raices Little Miss Hispanic Delaware beauty pageant was dethroning its latest winner, Jakiyah McCoy, after she was unable to provide documentation of her “Hispanic heritage.” McCoy is black, and it appears that she was the only contestant required to prove her [...]
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As a Latina, I have a problem with Hispanic Heritage Month

Tweet  Thanks Macy’s, but this isn’t “celebrating,” this is selling. According to the U.S. government, September is Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of Hispanic culture, heroes and holidays. The White House has had Latin music, NFL players have read to underprivileged children and the Smithsonian website hosts a picture of Celia Cruz with merengue playing in the [...]
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