Last Week in Latino History: LULAC formed in Corpus Christi

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Last week Feb 17, 1929, during the height of the nativist movement, three pioneering Latino civil rights organizations met at Obreros Hall in Corpus Christi, Texas and agreed to merge to form the League of United Latin American Citizens. The emergency of LULAC came at a particular history of South Texas when Hispanics were forced […]

Well, It’s About Time: Latino Civil Rights Groups Finally See The Light

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I came across this piece on OpEdNews. It is a link to an article on the New York Times, Hispanic Groups Reconsider Their Support for Gonzales. Two years ago, major Hispanic groups broke with other civil rights organizations and supported Alberto R. Gonzales’s nomination for attorney general, primarily because he would become the highest-ranking Latino […]

Alberto Gonzales and the Politics of Whiteness

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Rarely does a day a go by without Americans learning about Attorney General [tag]Alberto Gonzales[/tag] and the political strife over the firings of US Attorneys. Now the nation’s first Hispanic attorney general is being pressured to resign by columnists, pundits and everybody you can think of. That is to be expected by Latinos, African Americans […]

Supreme Court Ruling Hands a Victory to Hispanics

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The Supreme Court made their ruling regarding the Rethug master plan to redistrict Texas’ congressional map. The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld almost all of Texas’ Republican-friendly U.S. House election district map. Although the news are saying it is a Republican victory, the court did hand a victory to Hispanics and other minorities. The court, […]

A Page in Untold Hispanic History

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I was going to provide a summary of the effects of “El Gran Boicot,” but I will have to be honest, I think was a draw on both sides. It is easy for me I can claim victory because the boycott was felt through the nation as business owners and managers were forced to were […]

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