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Despite vehement protestations of innocence, the local constables have incarcerated a member of Manic Hispanic on criminal charges. At least according to this song [NSFW lyrics]: [Mas…]

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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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In December 1950, Woody Guthrie moved into the Beach Haven Apartments in Brooklyn. His landlord was Fred Trump, father of Donald. Trump’s greed and racism inspired Guthrie to write Old Man Trump.

Ryan Harvey updated that song, and made this video with Ani DiFranco and Tom Morello (RATM).

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The San Patricio Batallón: Aztlan’s Irish heroes (4 music videos)

by Soy Capitan March 17, 2017 Cultura
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This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion. The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War. Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version […]

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Superboy says: America is for ALL kinds of people, kids! (1951 toon)

by Cartoonistas March 14, 2017 Cartoons
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“No single race or nationality can claim America as its own,” Superboy pointed out in 1951’s Know Your Country. “Don’t hate on your new schoolmate because she’s an immigrant from faraway Ikeastan. Her mom makes killer Swedish meatballs!”

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I didn’t know I was a poor Mexican until the day I started junior high

by Dr. Alvaro Huerta October 21, 2016 Cultura
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When you grow up in a segregated community and poor, often times, you’re not aware of your ethnicity and class status. Growing up in tight-knit Mexican communities, from Tijuana, Mexico, to East Los Angeles, I didn’t realize that I was Mexican and poor until my first day of junior high school. As part of federal […]

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La Cucaracha: Leonardo DiCaprio cast as ‘Scarface’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 10, 2016 Cartoons
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Fans furious as SiriusXM deports 80% of Latin music channels

by Soy Capitan June 3, 2016 Cultura

Is SiriusXM ignorant, or racist, or both? That’s the question burning up the social media as the Latin music community reacts to the satellite channel’s dropping 8 out of 10 Latin music streams. Fox News Latino reports: With little notice to listeners, labels or artists over the last few months, SiriusXM has eliminated eight out […]

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Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman vs The Haters (toons)

by Cartoonistas May 13, 2016 Cartoons
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The San Patricio Batallón: Irish heroes of Aztlan (4 music videos)

by Soy Capitan March 17, 2016 Cultura
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This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion. The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War. Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version […]

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What Being Hispanic Means to Me: A Short Story (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés February 23, 2016 Cultura
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Live from her bedroom, California-native high school senior Allison Reyes explains the heartaches and joys of Being Hispanic. SPOILER: If she had to do it all over again, she wouldn’t change a thing.

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Hollywood and Silicon Valley agree: ‘We dig diversity!’ (photo)

by MONTE ZUMBA October 28, 2015 Cultura
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[Photo via Paul Coelho. Thanks!]

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Driving While Hispanic? In Kentucky that’s ‘probable cause’ (video)

by Comic Saenz October 21, 2015 El Now
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In Kentucky, aka KY, the state with the same initials as a popular personal lubricant, County Attorney John K. Carter says being Hispanic is reason enough for a motorist to be pulled over by police in Oldham County. In open court. With video rolling. And the defense attorney pretends she didn’t hear that, just like […]

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Key & Peele: Everything’s great in ‘Negrotown’ (NSFW video)

by Andalé Mono May 11, 2015 Cultura
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Key & Peele present the Promised Land for People of Color — in Negrotown. [NSFW audio F-bomb, N-word, totally F-in worth it.]

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Welcome to Indiana: You’re not in Kansas anymore (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 2, 2015 Cartoons
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The San Patricio Batallón: The Irish heroes of Aztlan (music videos)

by Comic Saenz March 16, 2015 Cultura
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This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion. The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War. Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version […]

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Excuse me, stewardess, the seating is unacceptable (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 25, 2014 Cultura
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The human rights marketeers are dead set against *&^%$#@ snakes on a plane. You’d think that with all the groping and X-rays, the TSA could easily detect assholes, but not so much.

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‘Equal pay’ battle that Batgirl began is a battle that’s still raging

by Comic Saenz April 10, 2014 Cultura
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In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act which prohibits gender discrimination in wages. Back then, women made 59 cents on average for every dollar earned by men. Fifty years later, women earn only 77 cents for every buck a guy gets, so the battle that Batgirl began is not over.

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The Irish heroes of Aztlan: The San Patricio Batallón (music videos)

by Soy Capitan March 17, 2014 Cultura
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This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the brave and tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion, formed and led by Jon Riley, a unit of 200 or so mostly Catholic Irish immigrants who fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican–American War. […]

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