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He had just left a fancy restaurant, celebrating a big achievement, a Ph. D. degree, when he encountered racism, racism that can hurt your health.

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Nick and I told Sophia that after 1 whole month of going poop on the potty, she could pick out a special prize at Target. She, of course, picked a new doll. The obsession is real. While we were checking out, the cashier asked Sophia if she was going to a birthday party. We both gave her a blank stare. She then pointed to the doll and asked Sophia if she picked her out for a friend. Sophia continued to stare blankly and I let the cashier know that she was a prize for Sophia being fully potty trained. The woman gave me a puzzled look and turned to Sophia and asked, "Are you sure this is the doll you want, honey?" Sophia finally found her voice and said, "Yes, please!" The cashier replied, "But she doesn't look like you. We have lots of other dolls that look more like you." I immediately became angry, but before I could say anything, Sophia responded with, "Yes, she does. She's a doctor like I'm a doctor. And I'm a pretty girl and she's a pretty girl. See her pretty hair? And see her stethoscope?" Thankfully the cashier decided to drop the issue and just answer, "Oh, that's nice." This experience just confirmed my belief that we aren't born with the idea that color matters. Skin comes in different colors just like hair and eyes and every shade is beautiful. #itswhatsontheinsidethatcounts #allskinisbeautiful #teachlove #teachdiversity #thenextgenerationiswatching

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We Are America — black, white, brown, gay, straight, bi, old, and young. [Video by Martin De Leon and friends.]

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@UPDATED: Screw you, Trump! Esta tierra es mia tambien! (video)

by MARK LANE November 11, 2016 Cultura
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Wednesday my son’s second grade class in Lemon Grove, San Diego County, California put on a “Veteran’s Appreciation Show.” When the kids began with This Land is Your Land in Spanish, I was moved beyond words. The significance of this happening right after we elected a white supremacist to the highest office in the land […]

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I’m proud to accept your nomination! (toon)

by SERG HERNANDEZ July 21, 2016 Cartoons
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Traffic Stop: I almost got killed for ‘driving while black’ (NSFW video)

by Especial Correspondents July 13, 2016 Cartoons
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African American Alex Landau recounts how he nearly lost his life after a Denver police Traffic Stop. He and his white mother Patsy say that night changed them both forever. [NSFW F-bomb.] Video by StoryCorps

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Our Lady of Liberty: Harriet Tubman (toon)

by ALEX GARCIA DE AZTLAN April 21, 2016 Cartoons
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[There’s lots more from Alex Garcia de Aztlan on the Instagram.]

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LatinoUSA: The War on Weed’s racist history (plus ‘Reefer Madness’)

by DAVE ZNOTEER April 18, 2016 Audio
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“Before Ronald Reagan’s crusade against crack, and Richard Nixon’s war on drugs, there was the ‘reefer madness’ campaign,” writes Sarah Hayley Barrett: In the early 1900’s, cannabis was well-known as a plant with curative properties. It was listed in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia as medicine for over 100 illnesses. But in 1930, Harry J. Anslinger was […]

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The poor pay for polluted H2O, Nestlé gets fresh H2O for free (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA March 18, 2016 Cartoons
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President Barry O’Bama Wishes You A Happy St. Patrick’s Day (photo)

by Comic Saenz March 16, 2016 Cartoons
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Life and death on the streets: ‘Los Angeles 1991’ (NSFW video)

by Bronco del Camino February 15, 2016 Cultura
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Race relations in Los Angeles, 1991 are far from ideal. When Mexican-American Eladio goes to avenge the death of his older brother at the hands of a Korean-American merchant, he soon discovers that he’s not the only one with a reason to kill today. [NSFW adult language, F-bombs; graphic violence.]

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Affirmative Action is keeping me down! (#TBT 2003 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 2, 2015 Cartoons
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Allman Bros, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ‘Southern Man’ (#TBT videos)

by Soy Capitan June 25, 2015 Cultura
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At a 2000 concert, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young kill it with Young’s song Southern Man. Did the supergroup predict the future? Has Dixie learned from the past? Mira los lyrics:

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Mr. Manager: WTF is this ‘Hispanic Option Dr Pepper’? (NSFW video)

by Lucida Grandé June 5, 2015 Cultura
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Excuse me, Mr. Store Manager in San Antonio, Texas. I see you’re selling Hispanic Option Dr Pepper. Is it good? Do you have White Option Dr Pepper? Black Option? Korean? Chinese? [NSFW adult language.]

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Taco Tuesday Video: The Taco Trucks of Los Angeles

by MOSCA MEXICAN May 12, 2015 Cultura
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In Los Angeles, everyone eats at taco trucks. [Video by Ran Zhang.]

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Diversity sells, but Hollywood is overwhelmingly white, male (audio)

by Lucida Grandé March 3, 2015 Audio
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“If you want an accurate picture of ethnic and gender diversity in the United States, don’t look to Hollywood,” says NPR. That’s the conclusion of the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report” conducted by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. The report quantifies the striking — if not surprising — racial and […]

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La Cucaracha: What color is this governor? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 2, 2015 Cartoons
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Watch: Mexican fashionistas demo what the cool kids will wear in 2035

by Chale Knickerbocker January 14, 2015 Cultura
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The students at Mexico City’s Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Moda de Casa de Francia designed and produced 20 “intelligent” pieces of clothing for your fashion-forward future. Twenty years from now, we’ll all be wearing black and white poofy mexi-burkas with built-in virtual reality. SPOILER: All the extra-cool kids will have gray hair, 3D printers […]

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I killed that African-American kid in self defense (1876 toon)

by Cartoonistas December 16, 2014 Cartoons
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This editorial cartoon, In Self-Defense, by cartoonist A. B. Frost, ran in Harper’s Weekly on October 28, 1876, on page 880. The HarpWeek blog explains: This image dramatically condemns the brutal racism of some white Southerners against blacks. The white man has killed a black child, and his plea of “self-defense” exemplifies the perspective among […]

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