Sebastian de la Cruz sings National Anthem during the NBA Finals
Twitter Goes Crazy After Mexican American Boy Sings National Anthem
By Samantha Leal | 06/12/2013 - 10:56

We're not sure why we're so surprised. Racism is alive and well, and Twitter's newest victim is 11-year-old Sebastien de la Cruz. Last night in San Antonio, de la Cruz sang the national anthem before Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Heat and the Spurs. de la Cruz, also known as "El Charro de Oro," gained notoriety as a contestant on NBC's America's Got Talent. As he began singing, Twitter went crazy, with people posting anti-Latino sentiments toward the young boy.


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Biracial Cheerios Commercial
New Cheerios Ad Depicting Biracial Family Ignites Racist Comments (Video)
By Kamren Curiel | 05/31/2013 - 11:52

YouTube comments are infamous for getting out-of-control and downright nasty, but when commentators get racist someone's got to pull the plug. That latest someone is Cheerios, who disabled comments on their YouTube ad featuring a biracial family after racist slurs started flying.

The Cheerios ad depicts a white mom, a black dad, and their daughter, a modern-day family some people just aren't ready to accept apparently.


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Ann Coulter at the TIME 100 Gala
Ann Coulter Says Politicians Are "Working Feverishly To Turn The Country Into Mexico"
By Samantha Leal | 05/28/2013 - 11:52

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter said something offensive about Latinos recently. Surprised? We didn't think so. Coulter has continued her racism veiled as foreign policy rhetoric in a new column called, "When did we vote to become Mexico?"


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The Big Wedding movie poster
Commentary: Latinas Are Either Saints or Whores, According to New Movie
By Irina Gonzalez | 05/05/2013 - 16:00

I’m one of those girls who’s a sucker for romantic comedies. Yes, I said it. I simply love any movie that takes a couple who just can’t seem to get their act together and ends with them finding their happily ever after.

I don’t care if the plot is kind of silly. I don’t care if the acting is awful. I don’t even necessarily care that the dialogue is dry and the chemistry isn’t ideal. I just want to see that love-conquers-all finale that always brightens my day and puts a smile on my single-girl-in-the-city face.


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Sonia Sotomayor speaks at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco
Sonia Sotomayor Comments On Boston Marathon Bombings and Racial Profiling: "It's a Fine Line"
By Sugey Palomares | 05/03/2013 - 17:13

During a speech to young students in Denver, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor acknowledged how difficult the issue of racial profiling can be while alluding to the Boston Marathon bombings.


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Tyler, The Creator and David Guetta
Mountain Dew, David Guetta Videos Mask Racism Against Mexicans and Blacks as Creativity
By Jesus Trivino | 05/02/2013 - 11:47

Tyler, The Creator and David Guetta must be drinking from the same cup this week. Even though the two artists are on opposite sides of the pop spectrum — Tyler, a shock rapper and Guetta, an EDM star — this week they’ve managed to produce similar pieces of trash. First, Tyler, who has partnered with Mountain Dew, who wants to appeal to the urban audience (read African American and Latino), created one of the most offensive online commercials ever.
 


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Mexican Barbie with Chihuahua and Passport
Sound Off: 15 Reactions To Mexican Barbie
By Latina Staff | 04/12/2013 - 15:50

The internet has been buzzing about the "Dolls of the World" Mexican Barbie, that comes with a chihuahua and passport. While many pointed out that all of the dolls come with a passport, others expressed their disappointment of the stereotypical depiction of a Mexican.


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Stereotypical Mexican Barbie Comes With Chihuahua
Stereotypical Mexican Barbie Comes With Chihuahua & Passport
By Samantha Leal | 04/11/2013 - 09:13

Mattel has found itself in some hot water now that a Mexican Barbie doll has hit shelves -- complete with a pink, ruffled dress, chihuahua and passport. Part of the "Dolls of the World" collection that was launched in 1980, the collection is now making a comeback with a new line of dolls. And while all the dolls carry passports and country stickers, it's the Mexican doll that has caused a stir.


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Racially Integrated Prom
Georgia High School To Have Its First Racially Integrated Prom - Ever
By Samantha Leal | 04/04/2013 - 09:42

It is 2013, right? Sorry, we're just a little confused as news broke that students at Wilcox County High in Rochelle, Georgia, are trying to plan the first racially integrated prom in the school's history. Yes, you read that right. The high school, located about two hours outside of Atlanta, has white and black students learning in the same classroom, but have segregated proms and homecoming dances. Since the dances are privately organized, and not run by the school, this is totally legal (albeit, most people would agree, totally inappropriate and terrible).


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Sonia Sotomayor speaks at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco
Sonia Sotomayor Destroys Anti-Gay Marriage Argument in 60 Seconds
By Sugey Palomares | 03/27/2013 - 10:25

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor challenged the anti-gay argument during the Prop 8 hearing yesterday. The Supreme Court could end up finding bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional across the board. The Latina justice took her own stance on the matter during the hearing.


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