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

This Multiracial ‘People’s Caravan’ is Trekking from the RNC to the DNC to Condemn Election-Season Hate | Colorlines

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Invoking Holocaust, 1,000 rabbis deliver letter asking Congress to welcome refugees and “not make the same mistake”

Jewish leaders implore the U.S. to “welcome the stranger,” not to turn away refugees as it did during the Holocaust

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#RefugeesWelcome

Syrian Refugees and America’s Long History of Selective Immigration Policy

On November 13, 2015, Yazidi refugees In Derek, Syria, react to news that their homeland of Sinjar was liberated from ISIS extremists.
Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

 

If the Senate votes yes to the American SAFE Act that Congress passed last week, it will be much more difficult for Syrian civil war refugees to come into the United States. It’s just the latest in American immigration policy shaped by xenophobia and racism.

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The hypocrisy of #AllLivesMatter

The Invention of Hispanics – Latino USA

Before 1970, the US Census Bureau classified Mexican, Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants as whites. Each community of Latin American origin would go by their nationality and by the region where they lived in the United States. But all that changed in the seventies, as activists began lobbying the US Census Bureau to create a broad, national category that included all these communities. The result was the creation of the term “Hispanic”, first introduced in the US Census in 1970.

 

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Source: latinousa.org

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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Source: latinalista.com

Poor kids, rich schools – Where are you from? What do your parents do?

In his first few weeks as a freshman at the University of Chicago, Calvin Cottrell was constantly being asked the same questions: Where are you from? What do your parents do?

“I found those conversations kind of hostile, as the first person in my family to go to college. If you’re living with a roommate whose parents are heart surgeons from Connecticut, that feels very different,” he said.

Source: money.cnn.com

After college the questions become, “Where do you live?” and “What do you do?”

#identity