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

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

Luz Urbaez Weinberg

Guest Voz: A robust Voting Rights Act is crucial for Latino voters

LatinaLista — Ever since the Supreme Court threw out a key part of the landmark Voting Rights Act (VRA) in June, stripping the government of its best way to prevent voting bias – the requirement that all or parts of 15 states with a history of discrimination in voting, mostly in the South, get Washington’s


President George W. Bush repeats his message to the GOP — pass immigration reform

LatinaLista — This morning, former President George W. Bush presided over a naturalization ceremony held at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas on the campus of Southern Methodist University. It was expected that he would deliver remarks supporting immigration reform, especially since the House is supposed to be taking up the issue