Diversity articles

CDC explains why Puerto Ricans left out of major report documenting HIV incidence among U.S. Latino population

LatinaLista — This past weekend at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the much anticipated report, Estimation of HIV Incidence in the United States. One group that was anxiously awaiting the release of this report was the Latino Commission on AIDS. Given the rising incidence of AIDS

McCain’s reversal on affirmative action counters retired Latino general’s claim that officer ranks aren’t sufficiently diverse

LatinaLista — Running for the presidency of the United States can make a person do some weird stuff like changing positions on an issue which at one time was considered the right thing to do and suddenly is considered to be too sympathetic to a constituency under attack. The latest example of “changing the course

Report on “Artists in the Workforce” show writing profession for under-35 to be 80% white

LatinaLista — If you’ve been trying to stay cool this summer by catching up on your reading with a visit to your neighborhood book store or library, you might have wondered why aren’t there more titles by talented Latina/o writers. Well, a little-noticed report released last month, “Artists in the Workforce 1990-2005″ by the National

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