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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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Young Latina in Virginia fed up with post-Trump racism (video)

by NORTORIOUS M.E.X. March 16, 2017 El Now
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White Americans feel free to be racist, now that Trump is president, she says. The video description on LiveLeak says this girl is in Virginia and it sure looks like the East Coast, but we’re not sure. The rest of the video? Looks and sounds legit. What do you think? [Possibly NSFW in Español.] Whatever […]

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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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Tom Russell live music video: “Who’s gonna build your wall?”

by Soy Capitan March 6, 2017 Cultura
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Singer songwriter Tom Russell — he comes from border country in Texas — has a question for the Cheeto Bandido: “Who’s gonna build you wall?”

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La Cucaracha: I lift my lamp beside the golden…OOF! ARGH! OW! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 27, 2017 Cartoons
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In America, debate over refugees, priorities continues (#TBT 2015 toon)

by ANDY MCCLURE February 23, 2017 Cartoons
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This started out as just text on Facebook, and then he made it into a cartoon. Via Andy McClure on IMGUR.

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And now Latinos for Trump are paying for his wall (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA February 22, 2017 Cartoons
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Black History Video: Eddie Murphy stars as Mr. White in ‘White Like Me’

by Federico DOUGLASS February 9, 2017 Cultura
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In a Black History Month Especial Report, Eddie Murphy goes undercover to experience life as it’s lived by white Americans. PREVIOUSLY ON WHITE LIFE:

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La Realidad: The Realities of Anti-Mexicanism

by Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones February 1, 2017 Cultura
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“Where have you been, my darling young one.” – A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall by Bob Dylan U.S. anti-Mexicanism is a race premised set of historical and contemporary ascriptions, convictions and discriminatory practices inflicted on persons of Mexican descent, longstanding and pervasive in the United States. This essay conceptualizes, historicizes, and analyzes anti-Mexicanism, past and […]

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Donald Trump, John Lewis and MLK Day (video, toon, photo)

by Especial Correspondents January 15, 2017 Cartoons
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In 1991, Public Enemy‘s epic By the Time I Get to Arizona spotlighted the Hate State of Arizona’s failure to implement the Martin Luther King Day national holiday. Contrast and compare with PEE-OTUS Donald Trump’s weekend Twitter attack on civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, draw the necessary conclusions, and prepare to take appropriate action:

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La Cucaracha: Trumpers make America fear again (toons)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 21, 2016 Cartoons
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Modern Xmas Carol: ‘I’m Dreaming of a White Privilege’ (video)

by Soy Capitan December 13, 2016 Cultura
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I’m dreaming of a white privilege, just like the one y’all seem to know.

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See Donald drain the swamp. Drain, Donald, drain. (toon)

by SERG HERNANDEZ December 6, 2016 Cartoons
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Dear Trump Voter Ashley: We are real people, not your ‘Taco Tuesday’

by Sandra C. Muñoz November 22, 2016 El Now
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Dear Ashley, I don’t really know you very well. I met you for the first time when my family and I travelled to Rogers, Arkansas to see you marry my nephew. I knew my nephew at some point. I saw him grow up here in Los Angeles until my brother and his wife thought the […]

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Casting Call: Do it again, but this time act ‘Mor Mexican!’ (video)

by CALLE DU CINEMA October 25, 2016 Cultura
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In Mor Mexican! Mexico City-born actor Ricardo “Pekas” Aranda eats a McXican Burger for the casting director. But is he acting Hispanic enough? Maybe makeup and wardrobe can help.

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