Police Officers in Mississippi Town Are Now Required to Take 2 hour Spanish Class

 

By Cindy Rodriguez

 

“The purpose of this program is for our officers to learn basic commands,” said Jackson Police Department Police Chief Lee Vance,.

“We’re not looking to make anybody fluent,” Vance added.
According to Fox News Latino, the two-hour Spanish class is designed for those who have no prior knowledge of the language and is mandatory for all officers.
A super helpful skill that will come in handy if an officer encounters a Spanish native speaker from anything to a traffic violation to more serious matters.
Latinos have been drawn to Mississippi the past few decades because of the state’s burgeoning chicken processing industry, according to Fox News Latino. Jackson, the state’s capital and its largest city, has a population of about 200,000 – roughly 2 percent of whom are Latino, according to the latest U.S. Census data.

 

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 52,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 19 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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2012 Was A Very Good Year. 2013 Will Be Even Better

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Thanks to all of you who are regular readers of this blog. And thanks to those who just discovered it as well. Here are some interesting stats on No More Race compiled by WordPress. Here’s an…

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2012 in review at Mixed American Life

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 58,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Bruce Lee – Daily Multiracial

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(Anniversary Week Rewind)   Jay’s Note: Had to make our 100th DailyMulti a special one 🙂   Originally Featured: May 9, 2011   (Chinese/German-Chinese) [American]   Known as: Cultural icon and influential martial artist & instructor, actor, philosopher, film director/producer/screenwriter (Martial Arts: Founder of Jeet Kune Do; Movies: “Enter the Dragon”,”The Way of the Dragon”,”Fists of Fury/The Big Boss”,”Game of Death”; TV: “The Green Hornet”)
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Don Lemon: Legacy of ‘one drop’ rule inspires search for family history

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Editor’s note: Don Lemon anchors CNN Newsroom during weekend prime-time and serves as a correspondent across CNN’s U.S. programming.
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Tiya Miles on Native American & African American dynamics

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“In light of the Cherokee Nation’s recent decision revoke the citizenship of the Cherokee Freedmen, ITYC thought listeners would enjoy this ITYC Rewind of our interview with Professor Tiya Miles. Professor Miles is an associate professor at the University of Michigan in the Program in American Culture, Center for Afro-American and African Studies, Department of History, and Native American Studies Program.”
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Crossing The Line: Comedians, Politicians & Shock Jocks

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By nationally acclaimed keynote speaker, Teja Arboleda, M.Ed.
A powerful, interactive multimedia lecture that challenges the audience to question the limits of freedom of speech with respect to bigotry, sexism and religious elitism. With a close target on comedians, politicians and shock jocks, this participatory program, with shocking media samples, will continue to get the audience to ask, “How far is too far?”
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Tim Wise: Race and the Social Safety Net


Tim Wise, author of Colorblind, discusses the history of social safety net programs in the U.S.–and how racism played a part in the willingness to see them dismantled.
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