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  • Critical Legal Studies

    05/14/2011 6:51:08 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 9 replies
    An intellectual movement whose members argue that law is neither neutral nor value free but is in fact inseparable from politics. Critical legal studies (CLS) is a sometimes revolutionary movement that challenges and seeks to overturn accepted norms and standards in legal theory and practice. CLS seeks to fundamentally alter Jurisprudence, exposing it as not a rational system of accumulated wisdom but an ideology that supports and makes possible an unjust political system. CLS scholars attempt to debunk the law's pretensions to determinacy, neutrality, and objectivity. The law, in CLS scholarship, is a tool used by the establishment to maintain...
  • Government offers payouts to Hispanic, female farmers who claim discrimination

    05/07/2011 8:41:20 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 5/6/11 | Eloísa Ruano González
    Minority farmers have complained for decades that the U.S. Department of Agriculture denied or delayed giving them farm loans because of their ethnicity or gender, costing them their crops and land. Now, the USDA has acknowledged the discrimination. It is urging Hispanic and female farmers who can prove they were wronged to apply for settlements of up to $50,000. Frederick Pfaeffle, the department's deputy assistant secretary of civil rights, recently met with farmers and ranchers in Kissimmee and South Florida to promote the program. The settlement, which some Hispanic farmers have criticized for offering too little and placing the burden...
  • The GOP becomes a viable option for Hispanics

    04/24/2011 5:10:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    NMPolitics.Net ^ | 4/22/11 | Johnny F. Luevano Jr.
    - NMPolitics.net - http://www.nmpolitics.net/index - The GOP becomes a viable option for HispanicsPosted By Johnny F. Luevano Jr. On April 22, 2011 @ 8:02 am In Commentary,Luévano Columns | 6 Comments The proof is in the pudding. Hispanic Republicans like Gov. Susana Martinez – Hispanic Business Magazine’s 2011 Woman of the Year – are making inroads in politics across the nation. Just over a year ago, I wrote a column that praised the New Mexico Republican Party for its efforts in fielding highly qualified Hispanic candidates. Well the article didn’t go over very well with many folks; I was chastised...
  • Democrats gain demographic edge in US (Electorate rapidly less white, more black and Hispanic)

    04/04/2011 6:07:09 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 35 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 4 Apr 11 | Richard McGregor
    Barack Obama’s campaign for re-election as US president, launched with a video and fundraising website on Monday, is targeting a population which has been transformed racially in the past decade in ways that could have profound repercussions for the 2012 poll. The electorate has become less white and more Hispanic more rapidly than predicted, according to the national census, two trends that will influence elections for decades. “America is in the midst of a profound demographic change. Each election now brings a different electorate than the one just past,” said Simon Rosenberg of New Democrat Network, a Democratic-aligned think-tank. Mr...
  • The Proud Heritage of American hispanics

    04/03/2011 9:41:35 AM PDT · by jimt · 14 replies
    self ^ | 4/3/11 | self
    There is a proud and long history of American hispanics in the United States. The highest honor an American can win is the Congresional Medal of Honor. General officers stand at attention when a CMH recipient enters the room. A CMH winner deserves our highest honor because they were unusually brave (saw the danger and disregarded it) or showed exceptional valor (in spite of the odds, kicked ass) in the performance of their duties or both. There have been 43 men who have won the Congressional Medal of Honor who were "hispanic". Of those, 3 men were named "Jose". That...
  • Extremist Hispanic Group racist death threat video attacking black activist Ted Hayes

    03/24/2011 6:42:32 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 9 replies
    judicialwatch.org ^ | March 23, 2011 | Unattributed
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained a shocking video produced by a extremist Hispanic group attacking civil rights activist Ted Hayes with racist smears and death threats. The video was posted to the internet on YouTube after Mr. Hayes testified, by invitation of Maryland Delegate Pat McDonough, on March 15 before the Judiciary Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates against providing taxpayer dollars for in-state tuition benefits for illegal aliens. The video begins with the message “[expletive] you ‘Mayate,’” which is reportedly a racist and derogatory term...
  • New milestone: 1 in 6 in US is Hispanic

    03/24/2011 7:35:33 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 27 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 03/24/2011 | HOPE YEN
    In forthcoming Census Bureau release, racial and ethnic minorities are expected to make up 90 percent of total US growth since 2000 WASHINGTON — In a surprising show of growth, Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade, exceeding estimates in most states. Pulled by migration to the Sun Belt, America's population center edged westward on a historic path to leave the Midwest.
  • Nonprofits striving to reach out to growing Hispanic population

    03/13/2011 5:24:05 AM PDT · by mcosta79 · 1 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | March 12, 2011 | Andrea Ball
    As Austin's Hispanic population increases, some local nonprofit groups are boosting their efforts reach Latinos. They're seeking bilingual staffers. They're trying to recruit Hispanic donors, volunteers and board members. They're consulting strategists to better understand the culture and reach people more effectively. Meanwhile, Cultural Strategies — a Latino-focused marketing and advertising company — and the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations recently created Engage 501 , a training series designed to teach Texas charities about population changes, cultural differences, multicultural marketing and building relationships with communities. That program will begin in the spring. "I think in light of the changing demographics...
  • U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Ohio's 2010 Census Population Totals, First Look at Race

    03/09/2011 11:46:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/09/11
    U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Ohio's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistrict– 34 mins ago WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in Ohio. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. **SNIP** Data for Ohio show that the five most populous incorporated places and their 2010 Census counts...
  • Tito Munoz…the Washington DC Conservative Latino…..

    01/18/2011 7:34:20 AM PST · by La Lydia · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Political Dog ^ | July 17, 2010
    He is the voice and the irrepressible personality of a new effort by some local conservative Latinos to claim a little more bandwidth in the political conversation taking place in Spanish. Against the popular perception’s….Latino’s have conservatives…. Here’s a media one that Sarah Palin pushes….. When last we heard from Tito Muńoz, he was onstage with Sarah Palin at a rally in Leesburg in the waning days of the 2008 presidential campaign, a burly guy in a yellow hard hat, trying to bellow some life into the GOP ticket. Speaking up for his America on the air, Tito Muńoz takes...
  • How Obama Gets to 270 in 2012 (This is a Fight We Must Win)

    01/03/2011 12:37:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 3, 2011 | Myra Adams
    It's all in the math — and the numbers aren't looking good for the GOP. Collective wisdom (and wishful group-think) among Republicans is that Obama will be a one-term president. “One & Done” is a rallying cry with the merchandise to match.Not so fast my friends — as Obama’s victorious lame duck session proves, never underestimate this president or the power of the presidency. Obama does not take defeat easily and tends to recycle negative energy into fuel for his re-launch. Obama’s re-launch plans for 2011 include spending more time outside of Washington “engaging with the public,” according to a...
  • Md. bomb plot suspect clashed with mom over views

    12/13/2010 8:29:37 AM PST · by La Lydia · 14 replies
    Google AP ^ | December 12, 2010
    BALTIMORE — Antonio Martinez and his mother clashed over his increasingly radical views. He began calling himself Muhammad Hussain but never got around to legally changing his name. Fed by Internet sermons and videos, the 21-year-old became obsessed with jihad, according to court documents and postings on his Facebook page. His quick radicalization culminated in his arrest Wednesday on charges he tried to blow up a military recruitment center... Martinez was born outside the United States to a Nicaraguan father and an African-American mother...The married, part-time construction worker had become a Muslim within the past two years... His mother...told The...
  • The IRS's problem with minorities (targeting African-American and Hispanic taxpayers?)

    12/02/2010 2:58:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/02/10 | Shawn Tully
    The IRS's problem with minoritiesBy Shawn Tully, senior editor-at-large December 2, 2010: 10:42 AM ET FORTUNE -- Is the Internal Revenue Service targeting African-American and Hispanic taxpayers? That's the conclusion of a new study provided exclusively to Fortune titled "IRS Enforcement's Impact on Minority Communities," conducted by Thomas M. Evans, CEO of TaxLifeboat, a firm that advises taxpayers on resolving their problems with the IRS. Evans stresses strongly that the disproportionate number of IRS actions against minorities isn't intentional. Rather, he charges, it's the result of overly rigid, highly-automated enforcement policies that waste taxpayer money by pursuing low-earners who either...
  • Woman Escapes From Kidnappers in Central Texas

    11/17/2010 1:49:24 PM PST · by NorwegianViking · 25 replies
    KWTX News ^ | Nov. 17, 2010 | Lauren Westbrook
    HILL COUNTY (November 17, 2010)—One man was in custody Wednesday in Hill County and local and federal authorities were looking for two others after a woman who was kidnapped Tuesday from her home in Fort Worth managed to free herself and escape from her abductors at a campsite where she was being held. The woman, who’s in her 30s, but whose name and exact age weren’t released Wednesday, was abducted at around noon Tuesday from her home in Fort Worth by three Hispanic men, authorities said. The kidnappers left the woman’s 4-year-old child alone in the house. The woman’s husband...
  • Latinos Go Conservative

    10/23/2010 9:01:40 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media.com ^ | October 23, 2010 | by Chris Salcedo
    As if the White House didn’t have enough to worry about, a recent Gallup poll piled on bad news for President Obama. At the beginning of 2010 the president enjoyed support from 69% of Hispanics. By May that number was down to 57%. Now just 55% of Hispanics support the president and his liberal agenda. This news by itself is devastating to the Democrats’ prospects in the 2010 midterm elections. But what’s going on behind the numbers could possibly be a harbinger of doom for Obama’s re-election in 2012. Across the country conservative Latino organizations are springing up as fast...
  • Interpreter charged with fraud (Court Interpreter in FL)

    10/23/2010 8:59:24 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 3 replies
    Ocala Star-Banner (FL) ^ | 10/21/10 | Austin L. Miller
    A Spanish/English courthouse and county jail interpreter has been temporarily relieved of her duties following her arrest on two counts of principal to making a fraudulent application for a Florida driver’s license.(snip)It is alleged that Rosa met with Jose Gaspar and Crispin Hernandez on various occasions and gave them the name and telephone number of Jose Luis Guerra-Machado, who allegedly provided counterfeit immigration documents to the men so they could get driver’s licenses. The report stated the men each paid $1,500 for the fake immigration forms.
  • FNC Launches Fox News Latino (website only)

    10/19/2010 11:22:30 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 40 replies · 1+ views
    MediaBistro.com - "TV Newser" ^ | October 14, 2010 | Molly Stark Dean
    FNC launched Fox News Latino, a new website, whilst honoring the 2010 Ailes Apprentice Program graduates Tuesday night at the Water Club in Manhattan. Fox News CEO/chair and founder of the program, Roger Ailes hosted the dinner... -snip- The night was also the kick-off of Fox News Latino, an English-language website for the rapidly growing Hispanic population in the U.S. Will the website one day turn into a TV channel, like CNN en Espanol? “That’s nowhere in sight,” manager Francisco Cortes told The Miami Herald. “Though, trust me, it’s in the back of my mind.” Cortes himself is a graduate...
  • [San Antonio] Colleges land $4.5 million to boost Hispanic success

    10/11/2010 7:37:03 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 5 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 11 October 2010
    Two San Antonio institutions have announced $4.5 million in federal grants to help improve success and graduation rates for Hispanic students.
  • If Schools Were Like 'American Idol' . . .

    10/08/2010 1:24:41 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/08/2010 | Rupert Murdoch
    Unless we measure success by how children perform, we'll have higher standards for pop stars than public schools. Over the past few years, I have often complained about a hidebound culture that prevents many newspapers from responding to the challenges of new technology. There is, however, another hidebound American institution that is also finding it difficult to respond to new challenges: our big-city schools. Today, for example, the United States is home to more than 2,000 dysfunctional high schools. They represent less than 15% of American high schools yet account for about half of our dropouts. When you break this...
  • Latinos not enthusiastic but likely to vote Democratic, survey says

    10/05/2010 3:28:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 5, 2010 | By Michael Muskal
    Los Angeles — Latinos, a key part of the Democratic coalition that helped put President Obama in the White House, have the same lack of enthusiasm as other voters but will likely vote Democratic in this year’s midterm election, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Pew Hispanic Center. The survey, based on bilingual telephone interviews with 1,375 Latinos from Aug. 17 through Sept. 19, shows that 65% of registered Latino voters said they plan to support a Democrat while 22% said they prefer a Republican. That is about the same as the party identification: 62% of Latinos say...