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New study finds suppression of U.S. voters’ rights takes several forms but all threaten nation’s democracy

New study finds suppression of U.S. voters’ rights takes several forms but all threaten nation’s democracy

LatinaLista — The hallmark of the United States isn’t just our practice of democracy but the freedom of our elections — in theory. Ever since President Obama was elected to the White House, there has been an increased effort by those states with Republican majorities and/or governors to pass legislation that would keep people from


Analysis of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on one-year anniversary

By Audrey Singer and Nicole Prchal Svajlenka Brookings As Congress debates the fate of the “DREAMers” — those undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children—the one-year anniversary of the start of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program occurs on August 15. The DACA program — an initiative of the Obama

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New report reveals college campuses continue pattern of inequality of educational opportunities with Latino and African American students

LatinaLista — Getting a college education, for many Latino and African American students and their families, has long been presumed to be the great ‘equalizer’ when it comes to righting the wrongs of disparities that exist in public education and the white collar workforce. But a new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and


Calling out the Obama administration’s cruel practices for deporting immigrants

LatinaLista — Since 2009, more than 1.5 million people have been deported. Reports have surfaced over the months detailing how the Obama administration has deported more undocumented immigrants than any of his predecessors. In fact, his administration’s zeal for deporting immigrants has some wondering if he’s the ally in the fight for immigration reform as


New report underscores undeniable relationship between immigration reform and nation’s food supply

LatinaLista — In the ongoing campaign by the White House to pressure Congress to pass immigration reform, every executive branch department head has come out to make a speech, from their particular department perspective, as to why resolving our immigration policy would be good for the country. To be honest, when listening to Arne Duncan


A nation growing in inequality allows racism to thrive without remorse or apology

LatinaLista — While there are many lessons to be learned from the Trayvon Martin case, there’s one particular (doh) takeaway — people are not equal in this country. It sounds like a very simplistic observation but it’s more profound than we give it credit. It’s the lack of equality that fosters racism, prejudice and discrimination