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.”
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.