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Guest Voz: Racial profiling of young men of color is a Civil Rights issue that needs to be fixed

Guest Voz: Racial profiling of young men of color is a Civil Rights issue that needs to be fixed

By Cynthia D. Mares LatinaLista As attorneys, Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) lawyers have a responsibility to ensure that our legal system is just, that police officers who use undue force are held accountable, and that broken policies such as lack of training and lack of accountability are fixed before any more tragedies happen. Moreover,

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Guest Voz: Over Time, Myth of Color-Blind Society Takes Toll on Latinos

By Barbara Ferrer LatinaLista Migration of Latino families to America is an inspiring story of men, women and children leaving their native countries, often searching for better opportunities and safety for their families. Yet, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s recent poll of Latino families also reveals that a different narrative develops – frustration from racism and

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Guest Voz: The reason why Obama is giving a major immigration speech in Nevada

By David F. Damore LatinaLista In January 2013, President Obama chose Del Sol High School in Las Vegas to make his remarks outlining his administration’s comprehensive immigration reform principles. Part victory rally, part policy speech, the event was a clear thank-you to the state’s Latino and organized-labor communities for their 2012 support and a down

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Guest Voz: When Harry Truman Took Executive Action, “He Used His Pen And We Celebrate His Courage Today”

By Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez LatinaLista This morning during the 10 a.m. hour (ET), Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL-4) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on immigration and the President’s decision to take executive actions on deportations and other immigration matters. Standing before a portrait of President Harry S. Truman, Congressman Gutiérrez

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Guest Voz: Race and Beyond: Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote

By Sam Fulwood III LatinaLista On Tuesday, voters across the United States cast their ballots in the 2014 midterm elections. As with any election, there are winners and losers. But, dear reader, this column offers neither post-election analysis nor after-the-fact second-guessing – well, at least, not in the well-worn, traditional sense. Instead, I want to

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