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Reddit Says It Will Keep Policies That Curb Racist and Sexist Harassment

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 16, 2015 3:13PM

New Reddit CEO will not throw out the anti-harassment polices enacted under the tenure of his ousted predecessor.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Immigration

ACLU Sues Fresno County and California for Subpar Public Defense System

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 15, 2015 3:12PM

ACLU says "Fresno County deputy public defenders are shouldering caseloads that make it impossible for even the most skilled attorneys to provide meaningful and effective representation to their indigent clients."

Topics: /NOW, Immigration, Criminal Justice

ICYMI: Latino Immigrant Laborer Claps Back at Xenophobic Rhetoric, Donald Trump

by Sameer Rao on Jul 13, 2015 3:54PM

In a viral video, a Latino laborer offers his thoughts on Donald Trump and his (and this country's) xenophobic hypocrisy. 

Topics: /NOW, Labor, Immigration, Media

ICYMI: Mexican-American Soccer Star was Turned Away From Mostly White U.S. Team

by Sameer Rao on Jul 7, 2015 11:17AM

An ESPNW article on the American dual-citizens playing for other women's national soccer teams sheds light on the bizarre practices surrounding the predominantly-white U.S. team. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, Immigration, Media

NBC Fires Donald Trump For Calling Mexican Immigrants ‘Rapists’

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 30, 2015 3:50PM

NBCUniversal will no longer work with Donald Trump on The Apprentice franchice, and drops Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants from its lineup.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, Immigration, Politics

Reggaeton Star J Balvin Cancels 'Miss USA' Performance Over Donald Trump's Racist Remarks

by Sameer Rao on Jun 25, 2015 5:15PM

The Colombian singer showed solidarity with other Latinos over the xenophobic and racist remarks of Trump, who owns the Miss Universe Organization. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Immigration, Media, Politics

Edwidge Danticat and Junot Díaz Protest Dominican Republic Expulsions

by on Jun 25, 2015 4:25PM

Danticat, who is from Haiti, and Diaz, who is from the Dominican Republic, joined forces to condemn the D.R.'s ongoing expulsion of natives and residents who can't prove that they have at least one parent with "Dominican blood."

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Immigration, Politics, Global Affairs

Why Jennicet Gutiérrez Interrupted President Obama at White House Pride

by Aura Bogado on Jun 25, 2015 12:50PM

 "I spoke out because our issues and struggles can no longer be ignored," says the trans activist. 

Topics: /NOW, Immigration

Read Daniel José Older’s Essay On Why U.S. Latinos Should Care About Forced Deportation in The Dominican Republic

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 19, 2015 5:42PM

Writer says U.S. Latinos need to move beyond culture of anti-blackness and use their voices to advocate for residents facing forced deportation from the Dominican Republic.

Topics: /NOW, Immigration

VIDEO: Check Out a Short Doc on the Haitian Birthright Crisis

by Sameer Rao on Jun 19, 2015 4:07PM

"Birthright Crisis 2013" takes a critical and painful look at anti-Haitian sentiment and the history of violence (and community resilience) that led to the current crisis in the Dominican Republic

Topics: /NOW, Society, Immigration