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Guest Voz: World War II generation of Mexican-Americans made huge strides in civil rights movement

Guest Voz: World War II generation of Mexican-Americans made huge strides in civil rights movement

By Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez LatinaLista For the Mexican-American World War II generation, the call for action arrived at different times: In Corpus Christi, physician Hector P. Garcia, recovering from a serious kidney ailment in 1947, listened to Spanish-language radio as veterans complained they were refused veterans services, and grew incensed. Enough. San Antonio attorney Pete Tijerina

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Guest Voz: Fasts Across the Country for Immigration Reform: Will You Join Us?

By Elisa Batista MomsRising.org Considering that three-quarters of immigrants to the United States are women and children, more than 1,200 women from 70 organizations are fasting in 35 states for immigration reform that keeps families together and treats women fairly. The month of fasting will culminate April 7-9th when 100 women will fast in DC

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Guest Voz: House Democrats’ filing of discharge petition to force immigration vote is nada más than politics

By María Gabriela “Gaby” Pacheco LatinaLista Discharge Petition — A procedural tactic that allows an absolute majority of the House of Representatives (218 lawmakers) to force a floor vote on a bill, even if leaders who control the House floor oppose the measure. Successful use of discharge petitions conceivably could help the minority party hijack

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Guest Voz: Heroes is spelled Heroes in Spanish, too

By Raoul Lowery Contreras LatinaLista President Barack Obama awarded 23 Medals of Honor yesterday in the White House to WWII, Korea and Vietnam War Army U.S fighting men who were victims of army bigotry. When their own officers submitted them for the highest American medals for combat bravery,they were all turned down for racial or

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Guest Voz: Latino & African American students more isolated in schools today than in the past

By Gary Orfield, Genevieve Siegel-Hawley and John Kucsera LatinaLista (LL Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a longer study by researchers at The Civil Rights Project analyzing the trends in current school segregation. The study was written in response to a paper claiming school segregation is largely an event of the past. )

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