Posts Tagged latino

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

Photo 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.

Photo 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 ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Women and leadership: “Too often mentors coach women on confidence and personality rather than business and financial ability.”

“When do I finally get to belong? On being both native and queer enough.”

Once again, Ta-Nehesi Coates inspires: “Here is the machinery of racism—the privilege of being oblivious to questions, of never having to grapple with what is around you.”

Rape, bribery and corruption in Kibera.

21,000 people were homeless in Chicago when it was -15 degrees this week.

China’s decision to relax its one-child-policy will curb the forced abortions but many Chinese aren’t going to rush to have more children.

Women and leadership: “Too often mentors coach women on confidence and personality rather than business and financial ability.”

“When do I finally get to belong? On being both native and queer enough.”

Once again, Ta-Nehesi ...

As a Latina, I have a problem with Hispanic Heritage Month

 

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 background. I love me some salsa, but there’s something about this month that irks me.

First of all, the very word Hispanic is problematic. “Hispanic” defines someone by Spanish, the language of the people who colonized them. I don’t want to be defined by the violent encounter that was colonization, but even if I did, my ancestors were colonized by Portugal, not by ...

 

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,