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Hey, kids: Batman and Robin know that prejudice has no place in our country. We need teamwork! [Mas…]

As America was fighting Fascists and Nazis abroad, this patriotic publisher was helping out on the home front.

The Junior Justice Society of America was introduced by All Star Comics in December of 1942. The fan club membership kit included a welcome letter, a badge, a decoder, a four-page comic book.

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estehogar“It’s Proselyte Week here in Orange Aztlán,” POCHO’s anonymous Orange County photographic contributor emailed Wednesday. He put this sign on the front door of his Anaheim townhouse.

“Person after person is coming to ask whether we’ve found Jesus (“¿Ya se les extravió Jesús otra vez?! Qué descuidados son los cristianos con su salvador…”), to try and tell us Trump is more than just a bloviating human camote, to sell crappy chocolates for dubious fundraising efforts, etc. This sign has only been up for a few hours, but so far no one has knocked.”

nativeamericanpopulationSamuel W. Bennett’s GET DATA website features charts/graphs and infographics about current events, sports, news, culture, and history. We thought this log-scale graph of the native (in red, of course) and white population in the U.S. was fascinating, sad, and maybe, just maybe, encouraging.

His description:

After disease and war decimated the Native American population from an estimated pre-Columbian 5 million to a low of a few hundred thousand in the late 1800s, the American Native American population has recently approached the pre-Columbian population. The…figure shows that the population of American Native Americans from 1492 to present.

His chart that ranks Tolerance, Racism and Xenophobia in the United States shows we’re lots more tolerant than some other countries, but still have big-ass problems with gays, immigrants and “foreign languages,” not that this is news to us. [Mas…]

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Home Team USA: People of Every Creed, Color, Heritage (1952 PSAs)

by Comic Saenz December 28, 2015 Cultura
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Three glorious black and white Public Service Announcements remind an “ordinary Joe” not to be “Joe Shmoe.” How? “Don’t be prejudiced.” “Negroes and whites, Jews and Christians, [women are seen but not heard],” says the cheery announcer. “We are all in this together.” Also we’re all in the circus and on the baseball diamonds, high […]

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Hate Crimes in America by the Numbers (infographic)

by Andalé Mono December 16, 2015 El Now

Who are the top haters? Where do they hate? What do they do? A huge infographic at Criminal Degree Hub, a website for students in Criminal Justice, breaks it down, with references and everything. Here’s the complete chart — click to enlarge:

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You Are There! Thanksgiving’s undocumented immigrants (video)

by JUAN DON GAMERA November 23, 2015 Cultura
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The Pilgrims were undocumented refugees fleeing religious oppression – ordinary families seeking freedom in a new land. But no one expects the Algonquin Migra. [Video by 18 Mountain Warriors.]

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Oaxaca woman finds face of Jesus on homemade tortilla (video)

by Barney Asada June 25, 2015 El Now
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“A woman in southern Mexico decided to use a tortilla she had just made for spiritual, rather than physical, food after seeing the face of Jesus Christ looking back at her,” reports the Daily Mail: Enedina Mendoza and her family make tortillas in the small Oaxacan town of Tlalixtac de Cabrera, and the baker that […]

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Demons attack Christian pastor during Nicaragua exorcism (video)

by ZORRO MULDER June 9, 2015 Cultura
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Set your Magic Holy Water Squeeze & Spray Plastic Atomizer on Maximum Ojo as a “Christian Pastor Is Attacked By Evil Spirit On Camera,” according to the LiveLeak uploader: MANAGUA, NICARAGUA (Central America) 6 dolls made from cloth and drenched in unknown blood were left on the frontyard of a house, the residents claim that […]

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Mexico’s witches, brujas, shamans get down at Lake Catemaco (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés March 10, 2015 El Now
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Witches and sorcerers and brujas oh my gathered for Ritos, Ceremonias y Artesanias (Magical Rituals, Ceremonies and Handicrafts) at Lake Catemaco in Veracruz, Mexico early Saturday morning.

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BBC Video: What does it mean to be Mexican-American?

by Moctezuma Cortés February 9, 2015 Cultura
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The BBC sent a reporter to the Southwest to find out what it means to be a Mexican-American. The answer? It’s complicated.

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Nothing to kill or die for: #CharlieHebdo editorial meeting (2006 video)

by Comic Saenz January 12, 2015 Cartoons
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The New York Times was in Paris in 2006 and video’d an editorial meeting at Charlie Hebdo magazine, as the staff brain-stormed a special Mohammed issue.

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Pocho History 101: Thanksgiving’s undocumented immigrants (video)

by JUAN DON GAMERA November 24, 2014 Cultura
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The Pilgrims, after all, were undocumented refugees fleeing religious oppression, ordinary families seeking freedom in a new land. But no one expects the Algonquin Migra.

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Losing your religion on the Internets and Pocho Ocho other things

by Especial Correspondents April 23, 2014 Cultura
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The more you use the Internets, the more likely you are to lose your religion, according to a new study. NPR explains: America is less religious than ever before. The number of Americans who reported no religious affiliation has been growing rapidly, doubling since 1990. That kind of rapid change matches another societal trend — […]

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The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People: ‘Religion’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 21, 2014 Cultura
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People believe all sorts of stuff about religion, smart people especially. Here’s your guide. PREVIOUSLY ON IDIOT’S GUIDE:

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‘Think’ for yourself — all the kool kids are doing it! (video)

by BUSTER BOWLES January 14, 2014 Cartoons
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Think before you leap.

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Sometimes the hardest choice is ‘The Second Choice’ (video)

by CISCO YBERRA October 18, 2012 Cultura
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In Los Angeles, an immigrant single mom tries to teach her son to do the right thing, but talk is cheap when the rent is due tomorrow and your only income is as an unlicensed street vendor. What would you do when it all came down to The Second Choice? Short film by Alberto Belli. Spanglish […]

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Two Mormons, two Jehovah’s Witnesses walk into a bar (NSFW video)

by Victor Payan July 13, 2012 Cultura
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The Message: This Comedy of Errors with Eternal Consequences starts when two Mormon missionaries walk into a bar, a gangster bar. And then two Jehovah’s Witnesses missionaries walk into the bar… From San Antonio’s Comedia-A-Go-Go. (Totally NSFW language.)

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Amazon dinosaur hunt? What else could these pictographs be? (video)

by OCAM RAZOR May 18, 2012 Cultura
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ZOMG! Do these 5000-year-old pictographs show men chasing and spearing a sauropod dinosaur, ages after the giant reptiles’ alleged extinction? Does this mean the Biblical creation story is right and science is wrong? In this new Amazon rainforest video, Canadian “creationist” Vance Nelson is very impressed by a “secular” expert’s testimony, but he can’t get […]

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Adios, Gordo Gingrich! You’ll never get your sangwich :(

by MOL DEF May 2, 2012 El Now
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Former Freaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is over. POCHO laments the loss of this serial adulterer and nominee wannabe, as his ignorant, racist douchebaggery provided us with lots of ñews, including this Spanish-language campaign commercial with realistic English subtitles. And there’s more below:

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Video: Padre Jesus is here for you. PS: 1-800-JesusNeedsMoney

by Comic Saenz April 19, 2012 Cultura
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He’s a sinner, but aren’t we all? Brothers and sisters, Padre Jesus’ Ministry has found Salvation in the Lord and the Padre wants to remind you that 1-800-JesusNeeds Money.

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Rick Santorum’s Pocho Ocho political proposals

by Comic Saenz March 15, 2012 El Now
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Although many are shocked by presidential pretender Rick Santorum’s proposal to consider statehood for Puerto Rico if it drops Spanish and espeaks English, it turns out this idea is only the newest of his Brainfarts Brainstorms for America. Here are the Pocho Ocho: 8. Mexico’s Los Tigres del Norte will be offered citizenship if they lose […]

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