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God made a Latina farmer, too

TweetHere’s a remake of the lovely but very white-washed Super Bowl ad for Dodge Ram trucks farmers. By Isaac Cubillos, via Rawstory: This one’s a little bit closer to reality in a country in which 72 percent of farmworkers are foreign-born–including 68 percent from Mexico–and 22 percent are women. There’s also more diversity among farm operators than you’d think based [...]
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott begins voter disenfranchisement tactics, targeting Latinos

Tweet Many of us know what an exceptionally heinous human being Florida Governor Rick Scott is, and he’s won that title pretty easily over the past few years: vetoing funds for rape centers during Sexual Assault Awareness month, cutting funding to programs for people with disabilities (while conjunctively calling for billions in corporate and property tax [...]
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GOP leader who told Latinos not to vote, voted on Friday

TweetVia Colorlines I wrote about the group “Latinos for Reform,” a group aligned with the GOP, that tried to air this ad in Nevada, telling Latinos they shouldn’t vote. Well, their President, Roberto DePosada, ignored his group’s own advice and voted via absentee ballot in Virginia on Friday. Just more proof that their message was [...]
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Univison rejects GOP group’s ad urging Latinos not to vote

Tweethttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKFAiMbm1Fc Yesterday, ThinkProgress broke the story that Univision was set to air an $80,000 ad from “Latinos for Reform — a Republican 527 group” that was urging Latinos not to vote–seemingly to punish Democratic leaders. The ad specifically targets Nevada and the reelection battle that Harry Reid is engaged in. The ad is appalling, and [...]
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Hispanic Heritage Month: Quienes somos?

TweetIt’s Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15-October 15. A month like this, which is meant to celebrate the Latino (Hispanic) community in the US, always sparks folks to write about who the Latino/Hispanic community in the US really is. From a demographic standpoint, we know a lot more about Hispanics in the US [...]
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