Cinco de Mayo is one of the least understood holidays, but if we poke around a bit in last year’s headlines, maybe we can put together a comprehensive definition. 362 more words
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Jesus G. Garcia’s strategy of building a multicultural coalition to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel has not been able to overcome ethnic rivalries.. via NYT U.S. http://ift.tt/1DwC0Lt
The increasing influence of Hispanic-Americans on every aspect of American life—from politics to media, fashion to entertainment—is felt most keenly in the states bordering Mexico: Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. 291 more words
Summary: When her blind dog slips his collar, twelve-year old Lily meets Salma Santiago, a young Hispanic girl whose migrant family are in Maine for the blueberry-picking season, and, based partly on their mutual love of dogs, the two forge a friendship while painting bee boxes for Lily’s grandfather–but as the Blueberry Queen pageant approaches Lily and Selma are confronted with some of the hard truths of prejudice and migrant life.
Of all the country’s major racial and ethnic groups, only Hispanics, as of late last year, had returned to their unemployment levels before the recession, according to a recent economic report.. 10 more words