Brown is the New White, Steve Phillips

Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority
by Steven Phillips

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Qian Xuesen

 

Qián Xuésēn (1911-2009), also known as Tsien Hsue-shen or H.S. Tsien or 钱学森, was a top rocket scientist in the US in the 1940s and then, after the US deported him in 1955, a top rocket scientist in China. He helped to found the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in the US and China’s aerospace industry.
That decision to deport him has affected the balance of power between China and the US ever since.

 

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HBO’s Vice takes in-depth look at Alabama after harsh 2011 anti-immigrant bill | Latina Lista

By Obed Manuel
LatinaLista

“Them Hispanics work hard as hell,” Jesse Durr tells Vice correspondent Thomas Morton during a segment of Friday’s new episode titled “Sweet Home Alabama.”

Durr was one of the few people in Alabama who took on one of the thousands of agricultural jobs that undocumented immigrants left vacant after 2011, when the state’s governor signed the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, or HB56, into law.

The law intended to make life so difficult for undocumented immigrants in Alabama that they would have to leave the state or the country. Morton started reporting in January 2014 and spent the next six months checking in on the small independent farmers featured in the latest episode of Vice.

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200 Years of U.S. Immigration, in 1 Colorful Infographic

By Tanvi Misra

In 1819, Congress passed a law requiring that the arrival of all immigrants be recorded. Immigrant workers were needed, and the rest of the 19th century saw their numbers grow. From that period through today, America has seen waves of immigration, which Natalia Bronshtein has captured in a colorful interactive graphic.

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Update 2: New Article in TruthOut About Guest! · Guest: A New Film About The Guestworker Program

Hi all! I recently wrote this article in Truth Out “Is A Safe And Legal Immigration System Possible?” featuring stories and background from Guest. Please give it a read and spread the word, we only have two weeks left to raise what we need to make Guest happen!Thank you, as always, for your support,LVD

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A border activist said “You are either a worker or a guest. You don’t have a guest in your house, then ask them to wash your dishes.”

During enslavement the workers were taken care of, although only like property, and only when not being beaten and raped.

Now that enslavement is over by law, the U.S. doesn’t want agricultural workers to even have citizenship.

#(im)migrantRights

#LatinosAreHuman

interracial relationships

An interracial relationship (IRR) is a dating or married relationship between people from different races. This post is about the ones in America. It is an overview post – click on links to go deep…

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Tucson Revives Mexican-American Studies Program : NPR

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The Tucson Unified School District is resurrecting its Mexican-American studies program three years after it was banned by the state of Arizona.

Community Village‘s insight:

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Justice 4 Trayvon Supporters Shut Down Multiple Freeways

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Photos, Videos, Tweets

Oakland, LA, Houston

Community Village‘s insight:

Standing up (UNARMED) to the oppressive systemic racist industrial complex of the US

#Justice4Trayvon #NoJusticeNoPeace

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Is Interracial Marriage Still Scandalous? – Room for Debate

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It’s been legal nationwide for 46 years, and it’s increasingly common. But does that mean that we have achieved a colorblind society?

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