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  • Latino voters in California still reluctant to embrace GOP candidates, poll shows

    09/27/2010 6:02:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 27, 2010 | By Cathleen Decker
    Latino voters, who have helped to propel California's leftward political swing over recent years, remain reluctant to embrace Republican candidates as the November general election nears, a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll shows. Registered voters who identified themselves as Latino backed Democrat Jerry Brown by a 19-point margin over Republican Meg Whitman in the race for governor. In the race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer held a 38-point lead over Republican Carly Fiorina among registered Latino voters, five times the lead she held among white voters. To allow a more precise look at this key voter group, the...
  • Activists say SB 1070 could boost Latino vote turnout

    09/06/2010 8:44:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review ^ | MARIA POLLETTA Cronkite News Service
    PHOENIX — Amid stacks of voter-registration pamphlets and reminder mailers, three pairs of volunteers hunch over tables in Mi Familia Vota’s Arizona headquarters, assembling voter-information packets and tallying registration numbers. The nonpartisan activist group has already registered 14,000 Latinos since June for Arizona’s Permanent Early Voting List and expects to register about 11,000 more by October, according to state director Francisco Heredia. Heredia said this will be the year Latinos, feeling the pressure of the recession and concerned about the effects of SB 1070, will flock to the polls and wield the influence of their numbers. “SB 1070 is definitely...
  • Harry Reid doesn't speak for all Latinos

    08/16/2010 6:26:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 16, 2010 | Ruben Navarrette
    I was glad to hear that the Senate majority leader is willing to relieve me and every other Latino in the United States of the crushing burden of having to think for ourselves and make our own political decisions. Reid is kindly offering to do all the heavy lifting for America's largest minority and decide whether we should vote Republican or Democrat. And, to make things easier, as far as the Nevada Democrat is concerned, there is only one choice for Latinos. Guess who? The Democratic leader of the Senate is trying to win re-election by courting Latinos in his...
  • Why do Latino Catholics support same-sex marriage?

    07/24/2010 1:48:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies ^ | 7-23-10 |
    The most notable result of the new Public Religion Research Institute survey of attitudes toward Proposition 8 is the divide between Latino Catholics and Latino Protestants. The former are more in favor of same-sex marriage than any other ethno-religious group in the survey; the former are more opposed. (That's Catholics 57-38 in favor versus Protestants 73-22 opposed.) The correlation that's caught most attention is the disproportionately high number of Latino Catholics (41 percent) who think of God as an impersonal force. Although we're unfortunately not given a number for Latino Protestants, we are meant to assume that most of them...
  • On the Washington Airwaves, Tito Muñoz Fine-Tunes A Conservative Latino Voice [Latino Limbaugh?]

    07/16/2010 9:27:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 16th, 2010 | David Montgomery
    On the Washington Airwaves, Tito Muñoz Fine-Tunes A Conservative Latino Voice Tito Muñoz takes to the airwaves 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. David Montgomery July 17, 2010 When last we heard from Tito Muñoz, 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...
  • AZ Latino Republican Assoc. Denounces New York Court Decision Giving Latinos Six Votes in Election

    06/24/2010 1:05:19 PM PDT · by az4vlad · 13 replies
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | June 21, 2010 | Arizona Latino Republican Association
    Today the extra votes may superficially seem to benefit us as Latinos, but tomorrow a ruling on another issue could easily cut against us. The right to vote is one of our most cherished rights. To have it diluted and restricted for some is an affront to the equal opportunities our nation provides. Phoenix, AZ - ALRA Chairman, Jesse Hernandez, commented on the recent federal court decision of the State of New York. "On behalf of ALRA, we are appalled at the gigantic step backwards a New York federal court and the New York suburb of Port Chester have taken...
  • Digital Construction Sign Reads: "No Latinos"

    05/27/2010 4:58:38 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 31 replies · 639+ views ^ | Updated: 11:31 am EDT May 26, 2010
    MIAMI -- Florida Highway Patrol troopers are trying to find the vandals who made a digital construction sign flash the message "No Latinos" and "No Tacos." It happened on a Miami-area highway. The sign is owned by the Department of Transportation. They believe the vandals hacked into the system. Investigators believe it was programmed on the spot, even though the system is password-protected. Troopers are hoping someone saw the hackers at work.
  • Latino credit union founded in response to criminals preying on un-banked immigrants (profiling?)

    05/20/2010 9:19:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 196+ views
    YES Weekly ^ | 5/18/10
    Latino credit union founded in response to criminals preying on un-banked immigrantsWednesday, May 19, 2010 The Latino Community Credit Union marks its 10th anniversary in Durham on may 23. The credit union provides “a full range of affordable and accessible financial services… with a focus on latinos and other underserved populations,” according to a recent press release. Founded in Durham, the credit union has expanded to Greensboro, Winston-salem, Raleigh, charlotte, Fayetteville, Garner and carrboro over the past decade. “In the late 1990s, I remember attending many vigils for latinos who were murdered for their money,” said board chair edgardo colon...
  • Unreal. Lib Media Outraged That Arizona Will Ban Classes That “Promote Overthrow of US Government”

    05/12/2010 12:58:01 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies · 1,011+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 12, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    THE STATE-RUN MEDIA IS OUTRAGED! Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill today that bans schools from teaching classes that call for “the overthrow of the the US Government.” The democratic-media complex believes this is racist: The Yahoo headline reads: “More racial controversy for Arizona” The Politico headline reads: “Arizona bans ‘ethnic studies’” This is what the new law bans: The law prohibits the teaching of any classes that promote “the overthrow of the United States government,” “resentment toward a race or class of people,” “are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” or “advocate ethnic solidarity instead...
  • Barack Obama Plays Latino Voters For Fools On Immigration Issue

    05/06/2010 9:15:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies · 277+ views ^ | May 6, 2010 | annem040359
    President Barak Obama, once again, uses certain groups for his political gain. This time it is the Latino voting block. And as always, President Obama uses his voting blocks like a tissue then he discards them in that order.
  • Attacker yells 'Scarface' before slashing woman

    05/05/2010 2:26:16 AM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies · 722+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 5/4/2010 | Kristina Davis
    SAN DIEGO — A man slashed a woman on the face while yelling “Scarface” in an attack on the doorstep of her home in City Heights Monday night, San Diego police said. The 33-year-old woman answered a man’s knock on her door at her home on Fairmount Avenue near Dwight Street about 10 p.m. The man swiped her face with an unknown sharp object as he yelled the title of the Al Pacino gangster film before running away. The woman’s wounds were superficial, police said. Investigators said Tuesday that the attack does not appear to be random and may be...
  • Groups accuse Zebulon police of racial profiling

    04/30/2010 2:00:14 PM PDT · by rhoda_penmark · 8 replies · 486+ views ^ | 04/30/2010 | and the Associated Press
    ZEBULON, N.C. — Three civil rights groups say police in Zebulon are targeting members of a Latino church outside town at traffic checkpoints. The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, the N.C. Justice Center and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice have asked for records of traffic stops from Zebulon police and the Wake County Sheriff's Office dating back to 2006. They say they suspect racial profiling is at work. The groups say members of Iglesia de Dios "Catedral de Jesus" have complained that checkpoints have been going on during church services for months. White and black drivers are...
  • Latino Immigrants Proud That L.A.'s Next Archbishop Is 'One of Us' [Can We Get Rid of Ethnic Pride?]

    04/08/2010 8:53:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 372+ views
    LATimes ^ | April 08th 2010 | Patrick J. McDonnell
    Latino Immigrants Proud That L.A.'s Next Archbishop Is 'One of Us' Many agree that such an appointment is long overdue in an archdiocese that is now 70% Latino. Jose Gomez, born in Mexico, is expected to take over next year. "It's a recognition of the numbers, basically," says Msgr. David O'Connell, pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church in South Los Angeles, about a Latino's appointment to head an archdiocese that is 70% Latino. By Patrick J. McDonnell April 7, 2010 It was a weekday evening following the exhilaration of Holy Week, but St. Michael Catholic Church in South Los Angeles...
  • Poll: Close to 9 in 10 Latinos to fill out census

    04/01/2010 12:11:38 AM PDT · by Palter · 7 replies · 640+ views
    AP ^ | 01 April 2010 | HOPE YEN
    What boycott? Close to 9 in 10 Hispanics say they intend to participate in the 2010 census, with immigrants more likely to say the government count is good for their community and that personal information will be kept confidential, according to a new poll. The Pew Hispanic Center survey, being released Thursday, appears largely to put aside concerns that Hispanic discontent with the government's slow progress on immigration reform will curtail participation in the high-stakes count now underway. The National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders has suggested a Hispanic boycott of the census to protest the lack of...
  • Hispanics increasing Catholic numbers in US, but assimilation has downside

    03/17/2010 9:36:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 546+ views
    cna ^ | March 17, 2010
    Hartford, Conn., Mar 17, 2010 / 06:23 am (CNA).- A new study of Hispanics shows they comprise an increasingly large percentage of the Catholic Church in the United States. While immigrant influx has helped keep the American Catholic population stable, the more immigrants assimilate into American society the less likely they are to identify as Catholic.Hispanics also mirror a larger national trend towards non-identification with religion.The results come from the American Religious Identification Survey 2008 (ARIS) and were reported in a recent press release from Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. The report was titled “U.S. Latino Religious Identification 1990-2008:...
  • Obama risks alienating Latinos with lack of immigration reform

    03/05/2010 5:57:09 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 397+ views
    WP ^ | 03/05/10 | Joshua Hoyt
    Obama risks alienating Latinos with lack of immigration reform By Joshua Hoyt Friday, March 5, 2010; A17 I have known Barack Obama since 1986, when we were both community organizers. I am still organizing on the streets of Chicago, and what I see in the Latino community makes me fear that the president is oblivious to the pain wrought by our broken immigration system. It could have a profound effect on the 2010 and 2012 elections. It didn't have to be this way. For a brief moment last year it appeared that Obama might realign the modern political map, cementing...
  • Why do I keep getting asked if I'm Hispanic or Latino on job applications?

    01/26/2010 8:05:10 AM PST · by clippedwing · 74 replies · 2,112+ views
    Someone please tell me why this is.... Every job application out there askes me if I'm Hispanic or Latino! Why not Black? ...or non-White?
  • Justice Department lawsuit accuses N.J. of discrimination in written police tests

    01/08/2010 6:46:08 AM PST · by heartwood · 27 replies · 1,138+ views
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | 1/7/10 | Chris Megerian
    New Jersey’s civil service test for police officers seeking a promotion to sergeant discriminates against African-American and Hispanic candidates, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday. Even African-Americans and Hispanics who pass the multiple-choice test are less likely to receive promotions because their scores are lower, according to the 10-page lawsuit filed against the state and the Civil Service Commission. The suit seeks to block the state from using the test.
  • Latinos cheer Obama's appointments

    12/22/2009 8:43:01 PM PST · by opentalk · 10 replies · 446+ views
    AP ^ | 12/22/2009 | Laura Wides-Munoz
    President Barack Obama is on track to name more Latinos to top posts than any of his predecessors, drawing appointees from a wide range of the nation's Latino communities, including Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans and Colombians. That won't necessarily give the president a free pass on issues such as immigration, but it may ease Latinos' worries about whether Obama will continue reaching out to a group that was key to his winning the White House. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is by far Obama's most famous Latino appointee. Coloradans are also familiar with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, formerly a U.S....
  • Study links Latino immigrants' HIV testing to level of adaptation to U.S. culture

    11/25/2009 5:45:28 PM PST · by thecodont · 5 replies · 274+ views
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | November 25, 2009 | 4:34 pm | From the metro staff of the Los Angeles Times and KTLA5News San Diego
    Latino immigrants considered at risk for HIV are less likely to be tested or to have access to healthcare services if they are in the country illegally and have not fully adapted to U.S. culture, according to a new study. The findings underscore the need for more targeted education and prevention programs within the diverse Latino community, which accounts for a disproportionate number of new HIV and AIDS cases in the U.S., said Janni Kinsler, one of six UCLA researchers who conducted the study. “HIV is not declining, and it should be,” Kinsler said. “If you don’t know that you...