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Does affirmative action matter anymore on college campuses? New data says ‘yes’

LatinaLista — The debate over affirmative action in college admissions has been as devisive as the ones currently over immigration reform, healthcare reform or tax reform. The key word is ‘reform.’ Affirmative action has always been about reforming the status quo and giving a greater variety of students access to higher education. Over the years, students

Mexican Caravan peace activists met by families of Baltimore victims of gun violence

By José de la Isla LatinaLista (Editor’s Note: The following piece is the third installment in a series about the last leg of the US tour of the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity. Journalist José de la Isla is traveling with the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity as they conclude a

Mexican poet Javier Sicilia leads peace activists on march on Wall Street

By José de la Isla LatinaLista (Editor’s Note: Journalist José de la Isla is traveling with the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity as they conclude a 27-city journey to the United States in Washington, D.C. after starting out from Mexico to persuade U.S. Drug War policy change. This is the second installment in

Mexico’s Soy 132 Movement joins forces with Occupy Wall Street to protest Carlos Slim

Frontera NorteSur In less than three months, the Mexican youth movement #YoSoy 132 (I am 132) has undergone a remarkable evolution. Beginning as a protest against Institutional Revolutionary Party presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto at the privately-run Ibero-American University in Mexico City on May 11, the movement has since grown by leaps and bounds. From

Latino children fare badly in latest analysis of child data

LatinaLista — The 23rd edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation has been released and while the findings are not surprising, they do validate news headlines and what service organizations are seeing in their communities — families are still struggling. In turn, that’s producing a mixed picture for

Over 20 AZ Latino media unite in broadcasting special initiative explaining Supreme Court ruling of SB1070

LatinaLista — The month is winding down and the greater Latino community in Arizona and across the country have been on pins and needles waiting for the Supreme Court decision on the state’s infamous SB1070 law. When the Supreme Court justices heard arguments in April over sections of the law blocked by the 9th Circuit

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