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Video: Legal scholar and author Ian Haney López explains how politicians use racism as political strategy to win votes

Video: Legal scholar and author Ian Haney López explains how politicians use racism as political strategy to win votes

LatinaLista — Ian Haney López understands politics, especially dog whistle politics — the practice of using code words that use race to turn Americans against each other. According to López, legal scholar and author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, politicians — on both sides

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Viernes Video: Diego Luna explains why it was important for him to make the film “Cesar Chavez”

LatinaLista — At a recent Washington screening for his new English-language directorial debut, Cesar Chavez, Diego Luna explained to the audience one of the reasons he wanted to make the film — for his Mexican-American-born son. He said that when his son was born he wanted to learn about notable US Latinos, of which he

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Intrn’l Video: Controversial Maya deity creates a modern-day cult following in Guatemala

LatinaLista — The overlap of Christianity and Satanism is prevalent in Central and South America. It’s not unusual for people to honor their own saints who are a deliberate mix of evil and good. One such figure found in Guatemala is known as Maximón. Maximón is an interesting character, a Maya deity who personifies good

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Video: DC celebrates the life, work & influence of Cesar Chavez with special screening of upcoming film

LatinaLista — Cesar Chavez’s life has become legend among generations of Latinos who have grown up learning about his courage in standing up for farm workers’ rights. This month, March 28, his life also becomes a full-length movie. In honor of Chavez’s life and the film, a special discussion and screening was hosted in Washington

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Video: New documentary forces nation to remember how a young generation helped turn the tide for Civil Rights

LatinaLista — Civil rights is synonymous with the struggles of black citizens for equality. Yet, it is not often remembered that during the summer of 1964, college students took an active, and dangerous, part in helping African Americans attain their Constitutional rights. During that summer, almost 1,000 college students were dispatched to the state of

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Viernes Video: Latino director points a lens at cultural taboos — in Asian community

LatinaLista — No matter the ethnicity, there exists in most cultures expectations from the elder generation of their youth. Among immigrant families in the United States, these expectations can give rise to rebellious behavior. It’s not uncommon to hear stories of teens defying cultural expectations to blaze their own paths but what happens when it’s

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