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Hispanic Heritage

September 18, 2019

Hey Trump: Latinos are Americans

When Donald Trump went to New Mexico, he asked the crowd “who do you like more, the country or the Hispanics?” It’s a ridiculous question because it implies that Hispanics are not Americans. September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, so it’s a...
September 28, 2015

The Unfair History of Marijuana Laws on Minorities

The consequences of the war on drugs has impacted Latinos and Blacks at tremendous rates. Blacks use marijuana at roughly the same rates as Whites , yet they are incarcerated at far higher rates. Correcting the imbalanced incarceration rates is one of the...
September 25, 2015

Yogi Berra, Birthright Citizen

Article first appeared in The Quorum Report. Yogi Berra was one of the most colorful and accomplished Americans of all time on any field of play, and he was apparently a birthright U.S. citizen. Yogi was born in 1925 and 1930 U.S. Census records show that...
September 16, 2015

Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx - what is the difference?

Editor's Note: This blog was updated in September 2019 to include details about the term "Latinx." As part of our blog series for Hispanic Heritage Month, I want to offer insights on the difference between the terms Latino and Hispanic . Let's look at the...
March 23, 2015

Ted Cruz Has a Latino Voter Problem

Our Canadian-born junior Senator, who has been in public office for barely two years, is running for President. But his inability to expand the electorate makes it hard to see how he expands the electoral map beyond the 47% that Mitt Romney garnered in...