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New NBC survey identifying 8 distinct segments of American populace doesn’t include Latinos in the mix

New NBC survey identifying 8 distinct segments of American populace doesn’t include Latinos in the mix

LatinaLista — It’s easy to get confused about what Americans really think or want when politicians seem to always end their partisan rhetoric with “It’s what the American people want.” Well, now, thanks to the new Esquire-NBC News survey, Who’s in the American Center, we’re now supposed to know what ‘average’ Americans — those who

UT law prof blames Latino and black students’ poor academics on being raised with poor single mothers

LatinaLista — By now, it’s been accepted in most circles that the United States still suffers from overt and systemic racism. A brief review of President Obama’s first term clearly underscores how some people still feel a person’s skin color gives license to be disrespectful (Rep. Joe Wilson screams “You lie” to Obama during address

Shunning Latino, black and Asian journalist moderators for presidential debates underscores nation’s systemic attitudes towards race

LatinaLista — With all the talk and coverage there has been in the mainstream media about the Latino vote, it’s a crazy irony that Latinos, and other voters of color, are having to fight to remain a relevant part of this presidential campaign. The latest example has to do with the presidential debates. Not one

New cable programming highlights nation’s need to uphold affirmative action

LatinaLista — On a day that the Supreme Court has agreed to decide on whether the University of Texas’ race-conscious admission policies violate the rights of white applicants, there is some hopeful news that not all diversity initiatives are under attack. Today, Comcast cable company announced the launch of four minority-owned networks on its cable-TV

Lack of Latino talent on Sunday morning talk begs the question: Do networks think Latinos are a passing political fad?

LatinaLista — Up until 2006, it was an ultra-rare occurrence for the Latina or Latino political perspective to be included on any of the Sunday morning talk shows. If it did occur, it was the same count-on-one-hand voices and faces that had been around the Beltway. It wasn’t until more of us started blogging about