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Distinguished English Linguist: Living in a world where lies are designed to sound truthful degrades language and life

By Laurel Airica Laurel Airica “… Political language – and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists – is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell The intentional misuse of words to cast spells on

New report finds 6 percent of Latinos reject calling themselves Hispanic, Latino or Spanish

LatinaLista — It’s an old story. Report after report always shows that Latino immigrants make themselves “sick” assimilating into U.S. society by adopting fastfood habits, workaholic lifestyles, etc. Now comes news that there are some Latino immigrants who are literally losing themselves in their quest to be all-American. Recent research by Amon Emeka and Jody

Bilingual online toolkit helps families understand the importance of college

LatinaLista — For many Latino families, the notion of higher education for their children, or themselves, can seem out of reach. Yet, a new bilingual website, En Camino: Herramientas educativas para familias/On our Way: Educational tools for families, sponsored by The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) provides the necessary information that can make it