Racism Might Actually Make You Die Earlier
By Latina Staff | 01/06/2014 - 13:18

Recent studies have found that doing away with racism could possibly help you live longer.


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Taylor Palmisano
Wisconsin Governor Fires Aide for Anti-Latino Tweets
By Samantha Leal | 12/04/2013 - 14:41

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is rumored to be gearing up for a 2016 presidential run, may want to rethink his hiring strategy. He recently fired a campaign aide for posting racist tweets, reports Gawker.

Taylor Palmisano, a 23-year-old campaign aide, was fired after previous tweets revealed her to have pretty racist (not to mention violent) thoughts. One tweet stated, "I will choke that illegal mex cleaning in the library. Stop banging f*cking chairs around and turn off your Walkman."


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Couples Denies Stiffing Gay Waitress Her Tip
Gay Waitress Was Given Tip, Credit Card Receipt Confirms
By Cristina Arreola | 11/26/2013 - 09:46

A New Jersey waitress’ claim that she was denied a tip for being gay is being refuted by the family.

Former Marine Dayna Morales, a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater N.J, posted a Facebook photo earlier this month revealing a receipt with a malicious note in the place of the tip. It read: “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and how you live your life.”


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Racism Alert: People are Not Okay With Latinos at the American Music Awards
By Samantha Leal | 11/25/2013 - 13:11

Ay ay ay ay... sometimes, we're just so saddened by our fellow Americans' ignorance we can't help but shake our heads and wonder when times will change. Last night, Pitbull hosted the American Music Awards. While we could sit here and debate if he did a worthwhile job or not, it seems there were some that couldn't help but take to Twitter to voice their opinions on the hosting choice, NOT for how well he hosted–but for the fact that he is Latino.

 


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Latina Waitress Denied Tip For Being Gay
Waitress Denied Tip For Being Gay
By Cristina Arreola | 11/18/2013 - 09:19

New Jersey waitress and former Marine, Dayna Morales, was expecting a tip after doing her job and serving a party of four last Wednesday.

Instead, she received a hateful handwritten note from the patrons. It read: “I’m sorry, but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and the way you live your life.”


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Alexander McQueen Under Fire for Racial Discrimination
Latina Sues Alexander McQueen For Racial Discrimination
By Cristina Arreola | 11/14/2013 - 09:14

A Latina saleswoman at a New York City Alexander McQueen store is suing the retailer for racial discrimination. 

According to Latino Rebels, Moselle Blanco claims her boss called her “burrito face”, “taco smoke”, and “Goya princess.”  


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Burger King racist sign
Burger King Sign: "Now Hiring Must Be Mexican"
By Cristina Arreola | 11/13/2013 - 09:17

A large sign outside of a Burger King is causing outrage in the town of Ephrate, Washington. The billboard reads: “Now Hiring Must Be Mexican.”

The image was posted on KFFM 1073’s website, a radio station based in Yakima, Washington, alongside a poll which asked: “What do you think? Do you find this sign offensive or are you okay with their honesty?”


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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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