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  • White MN Politician Accused of Racism For Running Against a Latina Councilwoman

    02/23/2017 6:28:37 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 27 replies ^ | 2/20/17 | By Lukas Mikelionis
    A local politician in Minneapolis who happens to be white has been accused of racism for running against a Latina City Councilwoman. Gary Schiff is seeking to return to his old city council seat which he abandoned when he ran for mayor in 2013. He’s trying to unseat City Councilwoman Alondra Cano, the only sitting Latino member in the city’s history, in Minneapolis’ troubled 9th Ward. Susan Raffo, an area resident and well-known community leader who’s known both Schiff and Cano for many years, has penned an open letter on Facebook accusing Schiff of racism for trying to unseat a...
  • Why People Are Using The Term Latinx

    12/21/2016 8:15:20 AM PST · by dccomix · 41 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 5, 2016 | Tanisha Love Ramirez, Zeba Blay
    The word “Latinx” (pronounced “La-teen-ex”) has been used more and more lately. And, yet, while many people are using the term and identifying as Latinx, there are still others who may look at the word with skepticism and confusion.
  • Meet Wendy Carrillo the 36 year old Salvadorian Activist Running for Congress

    12/11/2016 8:48:18 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 17 replies ^ | Dec 2016 | Yara Simón
    In a Medium post, the 36-year-old Democrat born in El Salvador explained why she felt compelled to run. “We are living in a moment of urgency,” she wrote. “A moment in which our country is demanding new vision, leadership, and courage. It is obvious with the results of our recent presidential election that the same establishment ‘politics as usual’ don’t work anymore.”... feeling “assaulted” by the nation’s decision to elect Donald Trump...The activist – who became a citizen at age 21 – rejects Trump’s stereotypical views of inner-cities, which he called hells on multiple occasions. Growing up in Boyle Heights,
  • WIKILEAKS: Bill Clinton Requested ‘Young Latina’ on Campaign Trail

    10/21/2016 6:43:24 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    Turns out Slick Willy got his request, but he had to share the stage with Hillary. Here is a photo of the whole Clinton family campaigning with America Ferrera and Eva Longoria in Nevada days after this email discussion occurred.
  • 24-Year-Old Latina Campaigns for Trump on South Texas Border: ‘He’s Right About Everything He Says’

    07/03/2016 9:07:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | July 3, 2016 | CNN Wire
    Miriam Cepeda is probably one of few — a 24-year-old Latina and a self-proclaimed “Trump girl” on the South Texas border — and she wants you to know it. She volunteers for Donald Trump’s campaign in an area where 90% of its population identifies as Hispanic or Latino, and she lives in Texas’ Hidalgo County. Proof that not all of Texas votes Republican, President Barack Obama won 70% of the vote there in 2012. This is also not far from where Trump wants to build his wall with Mexico....

    03/21/2016 7:48:40 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies ^ | 4/21/16 | Latina For Trump
    LATINA FOR TRUMP!!!! I LOVE YOU DONALD! I am a Mexican American woman from Texas just 4 hours from the border and I LOVE Donald Trump! He is the last hope for America. Don't believe the mainstream media. They lie! Many latinos and women ADORE Mr. Trump. If you are latino and think I am racist or a "sell-out" for loving Donald, its because you are a racist towards white people. Think about it, you are judging white people to be racist which is racist itself!
  • Meet the Woman Harry Reid Wants to Replace Him in the Senate

    03/28/2015 12:35:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 27, 2015 | Andrea Drusch
    Harry Reid's favored candidate to keep his Senate seat in the Democratic column is in many ways a stark contrast with himself: a Latina prosecutor who has only run one competitive political race in her career. Yet Democrats are abuzz about former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, who Reid essentially endorsed Friday. She won both of her campaigns for attorney general—including one in 2010 that she rendered basically uncompetitive—by more than 15 percentage points and has family lineage in state politics. Reid worked during his Senate career to promote change within his state party as its electorate grew more...
  • Police release video Texas judge stumbling through sobriety test after court drops DUI

    12/09/2014 7:32:11 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 27 replies, ^ | Dec-6-2014 | unknown
    Court of Appeals Judge Nora Longoria was allegedly begged for leniency during her DUI arrest in July. Last month, the District Attorney’s office said it lacked enough evidence to prosecute and another judge threw out the case. The DA said it never got the dashcam video, which showed Longoria stumble through her failed sobriety test. Could this be the evidence they never got? A month after a Texas court threw out a DUI case against a judge because it lacked strong evidence, police released dashcam video of her arrest that showed her stumble through a sobriety test.The new video, recorded...
  • Van de Putte’s ‘Another Wise Latina’ T-shirts getting rave reviews

    05/29/2014 6:15:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies ^ | July 27, 2009 | Elaine Ayala
    Texas Sen. Leticia Van de Putte has a great sense of humor. She also has great political timing. Just as the confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor were wrapping up, about 180 little packages were in the mail. By the time Sotomayor answered the Senate Judiciary Committee’s last question, Latina leaders throughout the country were opening Van de Putte’s gift with gleeful laughter. Inside was a plain white tee with four words written in blue. They say, “Another Wise Latina Woman.” The cards that arrived with them were addressed: “Dear Wise Latina Woman: “As the first Latina Supreme Court of...
  • READER POINT OF VIEW: Kubacki says there's no room for hate at Statehouse

    05/10/2014 1:35:54 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Goshen News ^ | April 25, 2014 | REBECCA KUBACKI
    I would like to thank my family for giving me such support and strength through this most despicable (Indiana District 22 Representative) campaign. They have had to endure the barrage of spiteful and hateful letters to the editor. My family members wanted to respond. It was my mother who objected. She may have been a migrant worker, but she set very high standards for the Espinoza family. The Espinozas take the high road. I could not be more proud of how the Espinoza family has shown such dignity and grace.
  • Bay Area to get 1st Latina federal judge (has been active in La Raza and other Latino groups)

    11/19/2011 6:48:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies ^ | 11/16/11 | Bob Egelko
    Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, an Alameda County judge since 2008, was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday for the U.S. District Court in Oakland, where she will become the first Latina federal judge in the Bay Area. The Senate voted 89-6 to approve President Obama's nomination of Gonzalez Rogers to fill the vacancy created by U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's retirement in February. There was no debate, and the opponents, all Republicans, did not say why they voted against the nominee, who had not drawn any opposition in her committee hearing. Gonzalez Rogers, 46, a Texas native and Princeton honors graduate,...
  • Obama’s Bevy of Latina Lovelies

    10/13/2011 7:19:46 AM PDT · by OddLane · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Taki Mag ^ | October 13, 2011 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Does Barack Obama have a thing for Latina chicks or what? First there was the famous salsa at Fiesta Latina at the White House with Mexican singer/actress Thalia. The usually cool Obama got so heated up you could almost see the steam rising as he danced his way back to his seat. The president cooled off instantly once he sat down, because that little spin around the room with a sexy diva didn’t exactly impress Michelle, who gave “Mr. Macho” her familiar cold, hard stare.
  • Minorities ride GOP wave to groundbreaking wins (Latina, Blacks lead a notable list of winners)

    11/03/2010 11:07:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | 11/03/2010 | Jesse Washington
    The Republican wave produced groundbreaking results for minority candidates, from Latina and Indian-American governors to a pair of black congressmen from the Deep South. In New Mexico, Susana Martinez was elected as the nation's first female Hispanic governor. Nikki Haley, whose parents were born in India, will be the first woman governor in South Carolina, and Brian Sandoval became Nevada's first Hispanic governor. Insurance company owner Tim Scott will be the first black Republican congressman from South Carolina since Reconstruction, after easily winning in his conservative district. Scott, a 45-year-old state representative, earned a primary victory over the son of...
  • Sotomayor poses in court for Latina magazine cover

    11/10/2009 3:22:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,243+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/10/09 | Jesse Washington - ap
    Sonia Sotomayor heeded White House advice to paint her fingernails a neutral shade during her Supreme Court confirmation process — up to a point. At a White House reception after her confirmation, Sotomayor showed her freshly painted red nails to President Barack Obama, along with her red-and-black semi-hoop earrings, according to an article in the new issue of Latina magazine to be released Nov. 17. Obama joked that Sotomayor had been briefed on proper nail color and earring size. "Mr. President, you have no idea what you've unleashed," Sotomayor replied, according to the article by her close friend Sandra Guzman,...
  • The So-So Sotomayor

    07/27/2009 4:01:58 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 5 replies · 602+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 20, 2009 | Richard Cohen
    A political ad that lucky New Yorkers get to see on television begins with "A million lawyers in America" and goes on to wonder about certain no-bid contracts in nearby New Jersey that will not concern us today. But every time the ad runs, I cannot help thinking about Sonia Sotomayor: A million lawyers in America, and Barack Obama chooses her for the Supreme Court.
  • Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Liar?

    07/13/2009 8:21:50 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 25 replies · 2,367+ views
    Soecial to FreeRepublic ^ | 13 July 2009 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Here is what Judge Sotomayor said in her opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. She said, “my judicial philosophy... is simple: fidelity to the law. The task of a judge is not to make the law -- it is to apply the law.” On seven occasions, one by example in an opinion, she made clear an opposite opinion, that the outcome of a case decided by a judge of her style of decision-making, can and should be varied according to the “experience” of the judge. She wrote and published, “a wise Latina woman with the richness of her...
  • But What About A Wise Latina Man?

    07/12/2009 6:33:59 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 11 replies · 461+ views
    The Bitpig Rant ^ | Sunday, July 12, 2009 | Bitpig
    Some fun facts:• President's Obama's Secretary of Homeland Security has already fingered people who dislike the federal government and/or the President and military veterans as potential terrorists 1. I am a veteran, I dislike the federal government, and I oppose the president's policies. • The recent cyber-bullying bill passed by the House (HR 1966) makes it a crime to "[transmit] in interstate or foreign commerce any communication, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person, using electronic means to support severe, repeated, and hostile behavior"; violators "shall be fined under this title or...
  • A Wise Latina Spender?

    06/07/2009 3:28:22 PM PDT · by Eddings · 20 replies · 1,005+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2009 | Jeffrey Folks
    As more information becomes available, we are able to form a clearer impression of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. She is an intelligent, well-educated individual with broad experience in both corporate and judicial law. According to the White House and to her own statements, she is a person whose "compelling life story" would make her a "better" or "wiser" justice than a white male. She is also a Federal Appeals Court judge with a 17-year history of rulings which, taken as a whole, place her on the left of judicial opinion spectrum in modern America. These matters have been thoroughly discussed and...

    06/05/2009 3:53:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 518+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 5, 2009 | Linda Chavez
    THE diversity crowd doesn't really believe in diversity. In fact, what it's really aiming for is conformity of opinion. This crowd expects that members of racial and ethnic groups will adhere to liberal orthodoxy, and woe to those who don't fall into line. If Judge Sonia Sotomayor were a conservative or the nominee of a Republican president, we'd be hearing that she wasn't an "authentic" Latina at all. I recall similar arguments used by my critics when I was the first Latina nominated to a US Cabinet back in 2001. You're only celebrated as the "first" by the diversity crowd...
  • Sotomayor: Wise Latina Would Not Have Picked Me

    06/05/2009 11:44:59 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies · 635+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 6/5/2009 | Scott Ott
    (2009-06-05) — Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor said today that “if President Obama were a wise Latina woman, with the richness of her experiences, he would have picked a less controversial court nominee.” Judge Sotomayor said she doesn’t blame the president for his unwise choice, “after all, as a black male, he can’t be expected to demonstrate much more wisdom than he has so far. He’s certainly sharper than a white male, but the fact remains that he’s male, and has no discernible Latino heritage.” Although the president and his spokesman have both indicated that the judge misspoke on an...