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Latino and black youth in juvenile justice system lose out on getting an education — twice

LatinaLista — It’s long been known that Latino and black students suffer the brunt of school suspensions and juvenile detention. Today, the Civil Rights Project released a study Opportunities Suspended: The Disparate Impact of Disciplinary Exclusion from School which reports: National suspension rates show that 17%, or 1 out of every 6 Black school- children

As Latino politicians ascend, more must confront a political riddle unique to Hispanics

LatinaLista — Something Ted Cruz, the victor in the recent GOP TX Senate primary, said today has been getting a lot of coverage. He was advising Mitt Romney how best to appeal to Latino voters. Mitt Romney’s campaign should appeal to “conservative values: faith, family, hard work, responsibility” in making his case to Latino voters…

Majority of Texas Latino voters left to wonder why the excitement over a Ted Cruz victory

LatinaLista — The political world is in a frenzy today because of what happened in last night’s Texas Republican Senate primary race — newcomer Ted Cruz beat veteran and current Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. The election of Ted Cruz has many, mostly outside the Lone Star State, speculating that the GOP is improving its odds among

New report shows that over a million undocumented youth live from ‘sea to shining sea’

LatinaLista — Today in Chicago, Rep. Luis Gutierrez announced the plans for DREAM Relief day events for Illinois undocumented youth to be held on August 15 at the Navy Pier ballroom. “This is the most important development in two decades for undocumented immigrants and we intend to get as many young people as are eligible

Cheney comments make it clear he doesn’t think Marco Rubio is on Romney’s short list of VP picks

LatinaLista — Over the weekend, former Vice President Dick Cheney made a couple of remarks during an ABC interview, but only one of his comments really caught the media’s attention — that the choice of Sarah Palin by the McCain camp was a mistake. Of course, McCain rebutted Cheney’s comment and came out in defense of his

In suspicious move, union ICE boss appears with GOP senators to denounce DREAMer policy

LatinaLista — Once upon a time being Commander-in-Chief meant that though people who worked in the various federal agencies disagreed with the man in the Oval Office, they may have griped among themselves but didn’t go public and certainly never held a joint press conference with the opposing political party. Yet, for some reason, those