Tag: Hispanic-Americans

Desegregating N.Y. Schools Was His Top Priority. What Happened?

Soon after he took the helm of the nation’s largest school district last year, Richard A. Carranza made his top priority clear: desegregation. He sought to set himself apart from previous New York City schools chancellors and even his own boss, Mayor Bill de Blasio, by promising both frank talk about racial inequality and sweeping […]

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Man Who Claimed Trump Would Start a ‘Racial War and Crusade’ Is Arrested

A Nazi sympathizer who threatened to butcher a Hispanic woman and boasted that President Trump would wipe out nonwhites in a “racial war and crusade” was arrested on charges of making threats, the F.B.I. said on Tuesday. Prosecutors said that the suspect, Eric Lin, 35, sent a barrage of chilling and gruesome Facebook messages to […]

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‘Pose’ Star Mj Rodriguez ‘Had to Teach Simply by Existing’

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). In the world of “Pose,” the FX show that […]

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Fact Check: Tucker Carlson Falsely Claims White Supremacy Is a ‘Hoax’

Numerous critics and media outlets rebuked the conservative Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson Wednesday after he said white supremacy in America was “not a real problem” on his talk show the night before. His remarks on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” came days after a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart left 22 people dead and […]

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Two Cities in Mourning

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher President Trump traveled on Wednesday to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, where mass shootings killed 31 people. Our colleagues described the scene in both cities. [For an exclusive look at how the biggest stories on “The […]

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The Long History of the El Paso Attack

In the cities and towns of California, Colorado, Arizona and other Western states, there are countless highways of memory leading back to El Paso. That Texas border town on the Rio Grande, site of a horrific mass shooting on Saturday, is the Ellis Island of the American Southwest. My mother-in-law, now in her 80s, lives […]

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How the El Paso Shooting Exposes the Rifts in Texas Politics

SUGAR LAND, Tex. — Nearly 700 miles from the El Paso Walmart where the suspect in the killing of 22 people on Saturday denounced a “Hispanic invasion,” Rish Oberoi, a candidate for state representative, gestured toward a bustling dining room in a popular Vietnamese restaurant and marveled at the diversity of this Houston suburb. “You’ve […]

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‘It Feels Like Being Hunted’: Latinos Across U.S. in Fear After El Paso Massacre

EL PASO — After 22 people were shot to death at a Walmart in El Paso over the weekend, a Florida retiree found herself imagining how her grandchildren could be killed. A daughter of Ecuadorean immigrants cried alone in her car. A Texas lawyer bought a gun to defend his family. For a number of […]

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Two Days, Two Cities, Two Massacres

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher In two days, in two cities — El Paso and Dayton, Ohio — mass shootings have left at least 29 people dead. We look at two stories from one of those attacks. [For an exclusive look […]

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Walmart Store Connected Cultures, Until a Killer ‘Came Here for Us’

EL PASO — Two nations physically and culturally come together in El Paso. The bustling Walmart on the city’s East Side, just minutes from the border with Mexico, exemplified those ties. The store was a border version of Middle America: A large number of Mexican-American families from El Paso crowded into the megastore daily for […]

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There Is Nothing Wrong With Julián Castro’s Spanish

The problem with Julián Castro’s Spanish is not whether he is an English monolingual, uses the wrong prepositions or alternates between English and Spanish pronunciation. There is, in fact, no problem with Mr. Castro’s Spanish, other than prejudice against Latino Spanish-speakers. But as the second round of Democratic Party presidential debates approaches, you can expect […]

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For This Feminist Collective in Puerto Rico, the Mass Protests Were a Long Time Coming

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). After more than a week of mass protests in […]

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Here’s Why Puerto Rico’s Next Governor Will Inherit a Financial Mess

When Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, steps down on Aug. 2, his successor will be left with a mountain of unfinished business, including the biggest governmental bankruptcy in United States history and an economy propped up by emergency aid. The island is about three years into a deeply unpopular restructuring of about $129 billion in […]

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He Was an American Citizen on His Way to a Soccer Tryout. He’s Been in Immigration Custody for a Month.

SAN ANTONIO — Francisco Erwin Galicia, 18, was born in Dallas and, according to his birth certificate, is an American citizen. But he has been in federal custody for nearly four weeks after being detained at a Border Patrol traffic checkpoint in South Texas. Mr. Galicia showed the agents the proof of his birth in […]

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The Nation’s Top State Courts Face a Crisis of Legitimacy

The nation’s courts have a checkered history when it comes to doling out justice for people of color and women. We often focus on the egregious outcomes — racial disparities in sentencing, over-incarceration of black men, courts that ignore survivors of sexual violence. Less often do we consider which factors might contribute to these injustices, […]

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16,000 Readers Shared Their Experiences of Being Told to ‘Go Back.’ Here Are Some of Their Stories.

July 19, 2019 “Go back to where you came from.” These seven words are seared into the minds of countless Americans — a reminder that they haven’t always been welcome in the country where they were born or naturalized because of their appearance, language or religion. For many, the pain of past encounters throbbed again […]

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What the City Didn’t Want the Public to Know: Its Policy Deepens Segregation

For more than two years, lawyers for New York City have fought to keep secret a report on the city’s affordable housing lotteries, arguing that its release would insert an unfavorable and “potentially incorrect analysis into the public conversation.” The report was finally released on Monday, following a federal court ruling, and its findings were […]

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