Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull at the 2013 American Music Awards
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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Bridgeport Connecticut police car
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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