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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News Outlet Equates Mariachi Band With Illegal Immigrants
News Outlet Equates Mariachi Group With Illegal Immigrants
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.

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1 in 5 Latinos Have Personally Experienced Discrimination, Study Finds
1 in 5 Latinos Have Personally Experienced Discrimination, Study Finds
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.

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Colorado Politician Says Minorities Are Poor Because of Fried Chicken
Colorado Politician Says Minorities Are Poor Because of Fried Chicken
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.

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Federal Judge Orders New Trial After Term 'Wetback' Used By Juror
Federal Judge Orders New Trial After Term 'Wetback' Used By Juror
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.

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Mariah Carey at the premiere of The Butler
Mariah Carey Recalls Being Spit On For The Color Of Her Skin
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.

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Marc Anthony speaks to Matt Lauer and Samantha Guthrie on the Today show
Marc Anthony on Singing 'God Bless America': "If I'm Not Qualified, I Don't Know Who Is"
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.

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Tea Party Anti-Immigration Rally in Washington D.C.
Tea Party Rally Speakers Talk About Racial Purity and Breeding in Racist Anti-Immigration Rally
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.

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Marc Anthony during the MLB All-Star game
Marc Anthony Responds to Crazy Citizenship Tweets: "You Can't Get More New York Than Me"
By Samantha Leal | 07/18/2013 - 15:35

After Marc Anthony was bashed on Twitter for not being "American" enough to sing God Bless America at the MLB All Star Game, and with others questioning his pronunciation of "America," the born-and-bred New Yorker set the haters straight on the show Live with Kelly and Michael.

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