Diversity articles

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

New report reveals Dr. King’s dream on path to nightmare if nation doesn’t wake up and make reforms

LatinaLista — On the third Monday of every January, the nation observes Martin Luther King Day. Both in history and folklore, Dr. King is remembered as someone who fought for racial equality in this country. However, 48 years after delivering his inspirational “I have a dream” speech, after the nation has elected its first African