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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Fox News Latino | 08/07/2013 - 17:02
Mariah Carey had to look no further than her own experiences with racism to get into character for her latest film role.
In “Lee Daniels' The Butler," Carey plays a woman whose rapist kills her husband right in front of her son's eyes.
The son, Cecil Gaines, was modeled after real-life butler Eugene Allen, who served numerous presidents over his 34-year career in the White House.
By Samantha Leal | 07/23/2013 - 13:57
You tell 'em! After the controversy surrounding his rendition of "God Bless America" -- where many Twitter users questioned his heritage and his citizenship status -- the crooner continued to set the record straight when it came to the incident on the TODAY show.
By Amaris Castillo | 07/19/2013 - 10:25
Last week, a rally backed by Tea Party members took on a racist undertone. According to the Huffington Post, Tea Party activist and lawmakers within the GOP gathered near the Capitol to express their feelings against the immigration reform bill passed by the Senate.