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  • PC Term 'Latinx' Had an Outbreak at Vox

    09/03/2019 9:37:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 2, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    For those of you hoping that the absurd politically correct word "Latinx" would be laughed out of existence, no such luck. In fact the left continues to more vigorously promote the silly word which basically says that the Spanish language is not PC because so many of its words have endings that indicate gender such as "Latino" or "Latina." The solution is to add an "x" at the end of many such words but with the "x" pronounced the way it is in English rather than Spanish, "equis."
  • Latino actors make up 4.5% of speaking roles in Hollywood, study finds

    08/26/2019 7:50:44 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 26, 2019 | Adrian Horton
    A new report has found that in the top 100 Hollywood films from 2007 through 2018, only 4.5% of all speaking characters were Latino, far out of step with the US population. The study, titled Latinos in Film: Erasure on Screen & Behind the Camera Across 1,200 Popular Movies, found a dearth of Latino representation in Hollywood’s top movies of the last decade, both in front of and behind the camera. Published in association with the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers and Wise Entertainment, the report outlined the prevalence of Latino erasure or misrepresentation...
  • Latino Texas lawmakers condemn governor for 'dangerous' tweets about immigrants

    08/24/2019 6:36:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/24/19 | Jessica Campisi
    In the weeks since a deadly mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, Latino lawmakers have come forward publicly to denounce Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for his language that they say is "dangerous" for the state's immigrant communities. Democratic members of the El Paso legislative delegation and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus condemned Abbott’s tweet that said the state had to “provide and fund public education for illegal immigrants." TWEET: "5 liberals on the Supreme Court ruled that Texas had to provide and fund public education for illegal immigrants. The next decade, in Texas v. U. S., Federal courts rejected...
  • Report: Minorities Make Up Majority of Fare Beat Stops

    08/14/2019 2:22:50 PM PDT · by csvset · 37 replies
    NY1 ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | BY SPECTRUM NEWS STAFF
    NEW YORK - As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City Police Department look to crack down on fare beating, new police numbers reportedly show minorities make up the bulk of people stopped for jumping the subway turnstiles. According to the Daily News, 86 percent of the nearly 700 people arrested from April through June were Black or Latino. Blacks and Latinos also made up 71 percent of those hit with a summons for fare evasion over that same period. The News says NYPD numbers over the past few years show more people of color have been stopped for...
  • Ted Cruz slams Ilhan Omar over now-deleted tweet on immigration

    05/29/2019 4:14:52 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex, called out Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, over a now-deleted tweet that suggested having a merit-based immigration system would disadvantage Latino migrants. Earlier this month, President Trump unveiled his plans for immigration reform, including the installation of a merit-based system that grants migrants entry into the United States based on their trade, skill level, and education. On Tuesday night, Omar slammed Trump's proposal in a tweet that has since been deleted from her Twitter page.
  • Pro-Trump Latinos Stun CNN: We Want a ‘Longer and Taller’ Wall

    03/20/2019 1:32:14 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 30 replies
    NN ^ | 03-19-19 | Paul Whitehead
    Latinos who support President Donald Trump and his border wall stunned CNN who went out to the U.S.-Mexico border expecting to hear an opposite reaction. Erin Burnett OutFront and CNN’s Miguel Marquez were forced to report that 34% of Latinos approved of the president's wall in a CNN poll.
  • Netflix Has Turned Its Back on Latinos

    03/17/2019 12:13:55 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 60 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 17, 2019 | Vanessa Erazo
    The cancellation of "One Day at a Time" hurts in a way the diversity numbers can't fully convey. In Netflix's Cuban-American family sitcom, "One Day at a Time," Rita Moreno's punchy one-liners are a complete delight. Justina Machado, who stars as single mom Penelope Alvarez, triggers a sobfest every time she delivers an utterly vulnerable monologue. The series tackles issues from homophobia to colorism with sensitivity and insight, and offers Latinos -- members of a woefully underserved demographic -- the chance to see ourselves, warts and all, while still reliably delivering laughs and earning rave reviews. Aside from being a...
  • Man Arrested in String of Burglaries in Malibu Creek State Park Area Is Charged With Killing Camper

    01/07/2019 3:48:30 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    ktla ^ | Jan. 7, 2019 | Cindy Von Quednow and Steve Kuzj
    A man who is already in custody in connection with a string of burglaries in the Malibu Creek State Park area has now been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a father who was camping in the park in late June and other shootings, authorities announced Monday. Anthony Rauda, 42, was charged with one count of murder, 10 counts of attempted murder and five counts of second-degree burglary, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office officials said. Rauda allegedly opened fire on campers and motorists in incidents dating back to November 2016. On June 22, Rauda is accused of...
  • Uppity Latinos: Democrat Version

    10/29/2018 4:51:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-29-18 | MOTUS
    In 2016, an astounding 29 percent of Latinos voted for Trump.And now, two years into his presidency, polls show that his support among Latinos is somewhere between 33 and 41 percent. That’s insanely good for a president who is so bad on issues that Latinos supposedly care about. Wait, what?!? As a Never Trumper, I didn’t get it. So, I interviewed some Latinos for Trump and I got an earful. Many of them saw themselves not as Latinos but as Americans…Marco Gutierrez, founder of Latinos for Trump: who does he think he is? Imagine that, those uppity Latinos ungratefully...
  • US lacks Latino historical sites and landmarks, scholars say

    10/14/2018 7:16:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    La Prensa Asociada ^ | Oct. 14, 2018 8:10 PM EDT | Russell Contreras
    A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It’s shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing. Across the U.S, many sites historically connected to key moments in Latino civil rights lie forgotten, decaying or endanger of quietly dissolving into the past without acknowledgment. Scholars and advocates say a lack of preservation, resistance to recognition and even natural disasters make it hard for sites to gain traction among the general public, which affects how Americans see Latinos in U.S. history. The...
  • Why Latina Pastoral Leaders Believe Judge Kavanaugh's Appointment Will Protect Religious Freedoms

    09/06/2018 7:19:46 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | 08.28.18 | Karon Smedley
    Why Latina Pastoral Leaders Believe Judge Kavanaugh's Appointment Will Protect Religious Freedoms Contact: Karon Smedley, 480-320-8547, Karon@i360.Consulting; www.i360.Consulting WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Reverend Eve Nunez, President of the National Latina/Latino Commission (NLLC), is praising President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Justice of the Supreme Court. Rev. Nunez and Latino pastoral leaders are united in their support of President Trump's nomination. Rev. Nunez said: "We're thrilled with President Trump's nomination. Judge Kavanaugh is a Christian who's devoted his life of faith to public service, gives his time to advance religious liberty, and to serve God...
  • Jorge Ramos Eyeing Return to Mexico

    03/29/2018 5:34:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | March 28, 2018 | Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver
    In the midst of wrapping up a media tour hawking his latest book and on the heels of what he considers – because of the election of Donald Trump – the ‘worst time’ of his 35 years in the United States, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos now says he’s pining to return to Mexico. In an extensive interview with Spanish-language television personality Jaime Bayly, Ramos, who turned 60 this month, confessed he would like to live in Mexico again, at least “for a while.” “I would like to return to the country I left,” Ramos said with evident nostalgia, calling his...
  • National Hispanic Media Coalition Blasts Acting Coach For Advising Student To Pose As Latina (tr)

    02/27/2018 6:57:40 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Deadline ^ | February 27, 2018 | David Robb
    Saying she should be “deeply ashamed of herself,” the head of the National Hispanic Media Coalition has called on renowned acting coach Lesly Kahn to meet with him to discuss an audio file that surfaced yesterday in which she can be heard telling a non-Hispanic student that she would have a better chance of landing an agent and acting gigs if she pretends to be Latina. Kahn, who has apologized, went so far as to suggest that the young actress change her name to Rosa Ramirez and to get headshots to further advance the deception. On the tape, Kahn told...
  • Latino group leader faces calls to resign over Trump letter (Supports Trump))

    02/01/2018 5:06:14 PM PST · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 1, 2018 | Russell Contreras / AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The leader of the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the U.S. is facing pressure to resign after he publicly endorsed President Donald Trump’s immigration plan that seeks to build a border wall. In a letter to Trump this week, Roger Rocha, the elected president of the League of United Latin American Citizens wrote that the civil rights group would support his plan for a wall and immigration restrictions in exchange for protecting young immigrants brought to the country illegally. But those proposed policies stand in direct contrast to what group members voted on last year which...
  • Nolte: 7 Amazing Facts About Trump’s Economy Media Don’t Want You to Know

    12/19/2017 9:46:46 AM PST · by davikkm · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    Now that we are a full year into President Trump’s increasingly consequential first term, it is long past time to give him complete ownership of the American economy. If it seems odd to do so after only a year, that is due to former President Barack Obama, who never stopped blaming his predecessor for a recovery that never arrived because Obama could not stop sabotaging it with his anti-growth policies and anti-free market rhetoric. Even lying conspiracy theorists in the media and Democrat Party backed by a special prosecutor, even the gale force wind of hate and lies, have not...
  • In Virginia and New Jersey, Progressive Groups Work to Rally Latino Voters

    11/06/2017 11:02:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 6, 2017 | by Stephen A. Nuño
    Progressive organizations scrambled over the weekend to give Democrats a boost in Tuesday's New Jersey and Virginia elections by rallying against Republican candidates who used ads linking gang crimes to Democratic candidates and immigration policies. Organizations such as CASA in Action, America's Voice, and others have been focusing on Latino voters in Virginia, knocking door to door trying to remind Hispanics to vote on Tuesday. In a press release issued by Prospero Latino, the coalition of organizations claims to have knocked on fifty thousand doors and have texted over twenty thousand voters. "The Virginia GOP and Ed Gillespie have run...
  • Paterson Mayor Will Leave Office After Pleading Guilty to Conspiracy

    09/23/2017 2:45:05 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    NBC New York ^ | September 22, 2017
    Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a corruption case sparked by an I-Team investigation in 2016.  Torres will spend up to five years behind bars, resign as mayor and pay restitution to the city of Paterson as part of a plea deal with prosecutors over the alscheme to steal from taxpayers by ordering city workers to do construction on a relative's would-be beer business
  • Chicago police arrest 81 in overnight raids, mostly for drug and weapons offenses [Feds to Help]

    02/25/2017 6:00:43 AM PST · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    ABC ^ | Feb 25, 2017, 4:24 AM ET | By David Caplan
    The Chicago Police Department conducted a series of overnight raids from Thursday into Friday that resulted in 81 arrests, mostly for drug- and weapons-related offenses, Supt. Eddie Johnson said Friday. The raids, focused on the city's South and West Side neighborhoods, were "focused on the underlying source of crime in these areas: the sale of narcotics," Johnson said at a press conference Friday afternoon. Of the 81 people arrested, Johnson said 61 are previously convicted felons, 49 are documented gang members, 19 have previously been arrested on gun charges, 14 are currently on parole, and 65 have been previously identified...
  • Latinos set to toast tequila to Trump

    01/14/2017 9:31:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2017 | Hector Barreto
    Next week, a group of patriots, who happen to be Hispanic, will gather to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump. It will be the kind of moment that runs counter to the narratives of the political and the media elite, but to those of us in the room, our celebration makes perfect sense. If news of our inauguration party surprises you, recall that 29 percent of the Hispanic vote went to Trump. Remember, too, that Latinos are feeling the sharp pain of economic adversity that Trump has convincingly promised to change. Remember also that one of the great...
  • Why Are Italian-Americans Not Considered Latin(o)s?

    12/23/2016 9:00:01 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 68 replies
    Self | December 23, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    One thing that has always amused me is why Italian-Americans are not considered Latins or Latinos (which also means "Latin" in Italian). To get an idea of how absurd this is, Italians (or their ancestors) were the original Latins. On top of that Italians are definitely more Latin than the residents of many countries considered to be populated by Latinos. An example is Mexico where folks entirely Indian or Mestizo are considered Latino in this country but Italian-Americans are not. I'm figuring this has strictly to do with affirmative action programs. Still, it is amusing that the original Latin people...