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Texas border town repeals ordinance that divided residents into Americans and “Spanish”

LatinaLista — An interesting story from Texas’ Rio Grande Valley surfaced today. It seems that in 1931 there was an ordinance created in Edcouch, Texas that divided the city into two sides: the American side and the Spanish side. Border town, Edcouch, Texas’ water tower at sunset. (Source: kenanderson.net) For anyone of Mexican or Spanish

Tancredo’s Remarks Cross the “Line” in Insulting Texas Rio Grande Valley Residents

LatinaLista — There’s something inherently wrong when an elected government official insults fellow citizens, regardless of his stand on any issue. By virtue of his political office and power, an elected official should exercise diplomacy when speaking in public. Yet, time and time again, we’ve seen politicians in states like Arizona, Oklahoma and Colorado clearly

Filmmaker of program “Roberto Clemente” urges Latino film community to press PBS to air more shows by or about Latinos

LatinaLista — This week, PBS aired a program about the legendary Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente. The show was part of the PBS series American Experience. Baseball player Roberto Clemente I was planning on blogging about the film but a visit to the web site dedicated to the show can inform you better. And

Guest Voz: Racial Hatred is Alive and Well

By Cecilia Muñoz LatinaLista Cecilia Muñoz is senior vice president of research, advocacy and legislation for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). As such, she monitors developments across the country resulting from the enforcement/enactment of federal policies as they relate to the greater Latino community. In the following piece, Muñoz talks about the racial

Texas Indigenous Group Pleads for Help from Assault by Homeland Security

LatinaLista — When the term indigenous is used, first thoughts travel to foreign countries. For some reason, indigenous is equated to people who are of low education, speak in their own tongue, dress differently from the mainstream, live in poverty — far away. Rarely does the average person think of an indigenous person as someone

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