David "Big Papi" Ortiz Bashed On Twitter After Winning World Series
David "Big Papi" Ortiz Bashed On Twitter After Winning World Series
By Cristina Arreola | 10/31/2013 - 09:48

In case you missed it, Wednesday night, David “Big Papi” Ortiz led the Boston Red Sox to a World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Dominican slugger also took home the Most Valuable Player Award. 

The Latino proved to be unstoppable throughout the six-game series. He smashed two home runs and batted a remarkable .733 (11-for-15) with six runs batted in.


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Hispanics Demand Police Resignation Over Slur
By Latina Staff | 10/18/2013 - 10:45

The Bridgeport Police Hispanic Society is demanding that Assistant Police Chief James Nardozzi resign after officers claimed he allowed a professor to give an ethics training lecture in which racist statements were made.


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Little Miss Hispanic Delaware
Little Miss Hispanic Delaware Stripped of Crown After Many Claimed She Wasn't Latina Enough
By Samantha Leal | 09/26/2013 - 17:41

Jakiyah McKoy, 7, was named Miss Chiquita Delaware, but was soon stripped of her title following an investigation into her Dominican background–with many claiming that she did not best represent "Latin beauty." In short? Many believe she was stripped of her crown because of her dark skin.


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Commentary: "Today I Was Called a N*gger"
Commentary: "Today I Was Called a N*gger"
By Vivian Llodra | 09/20/2013 - 14:45

Today I was called a n*gger.

Granted it wasn’t to my face and it was by strangers, but it was still shocking and unexpected. The culprit? Good old social media, specifically Twitter. Of course I see the irony in complaining about social media and then writing and posting about my feelings, but cut me some slack.


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Nina Davuluri crowned Miss America
Miss America Crowned: Racist Tweets Run Rampant
By Samantha Leal | 09/16/2013 - 11:36

Nina Davuluri, 24, is American. But apparently, she's not a "true" American to many of those who posted their disgust that an Indian woman was crowned Miss America. 

The first Indian-American to be crowned Miss America, Davuluri's win was marked with racist and ignorant tweets about her heritage and background. 


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Arkansas Congressman Steve Womack
Arkansas Congressman Tells Mexican-American to Stop Wearing Mexican Flags
By Samantha Leal | 09/10/2013 - 15:47

Americans shouldn't wear Mexican flags (or any flags symbolizing their heritage). At least, not if they want to have political discussions concerning immigration. That's according to Arkansas Congressman Steve Womack.

The U.S. Repbulican gave an interesting comment to a Mexican-American man who was wearing a shirt that had the Mexican flag on it at a town hall meeting. The man, who introduced himself as a resident of Fort Smith, Arkansas and who is "very proud of his heritage," asked Womack a question.


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News Outlet Equates Mariachi Band With Illegal Immigrants
News Outlet Equates Mariachi Group With Illegal Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 09/04/2013 - 11:55

Ay dios mio! The Daily Caller, an online news and opinion site, recently published a story on UCLA dropping the term "illegal immigrant." But it isn't the story that has us scratching our heads - it's the online image they chose to illustrate it.


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1 in 5 Latinos Have Personally Experienced Discrimination, Study Finds
1 in 5 Latinos Have Personally Experienced Discrimination, Study Finds
By Samantha Leal | 08/23/2013 - 16:02

According to a new survey released by the Pew Research Center, one in five Latinos say they have personally experienced discrimination. This study was released to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, and chronicles what American's think about race relations and Martin Luther King's dream.


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Colorado Politician Says Minorities Are Poor Because of Fried Chicken
Colorado Politician Says Minorities Are Poor Because of Fried Chicken
By Samantha Leal | 08/23/2013 - 10:01

Wow. Colorodo Republican state senator Vicki Marble caused quite the uproar Wednesday when giving an address as part of the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force, in which she credited high poverty rates among blacks and Latinos, in part, to diets that include fried chicken, reports Fox News Latino.


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Federal Judge Orders New Trial After Term 'Wetback' Used By Juror
Federal Judge Orders New Trial After Term 'Wetback' Used By Juror
By Samantha Leal | 08/21/2013 - 11:58

A federal judge has ordered a new trial for two Mexican restaurant owners who were accused of hiring undocumented workers, after he learned a juror refered to the defendants as "wetbacks," according to the Bangor Daily News.


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