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Making NYC Teachers More Culturally Responsive

Education, New York April 2, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Amsterdam News reports on a survey of NYC teachers and their views on culturally responsive teaching.

A Town Hall on Race, Identity & the Women’s Movement

A Town Hall on Race, Identity & the Women’s Movement

Communities, Immigration, Video, Women June 21, 2017 at 3:43 pm

BRIC TV plans a town hall, “reSISTER: Race, Identity & the Women’s Movement,” for June 22 from 7-9 pm at BRIC House, and has released some videos in connection with the event.

CNN's Soledad O'Brien is the daughter of a Cuban mother and an Irish dad. (Photo by Adam Fagen via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Nobody’s Mulatto in America

African American, Culture, Demographics, In the News, Latino, Opinion December 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

The children of biracial couples are too-often faced with the question “What are you?” A CNN documentary has provoked El Diario columnist Dolores Prida to muse about whether the word “mulatto” could make a comeback from its dismal past.

"Not all Latinos are descendants of the Incas, the Mayas or the Guaraní who inhabited these lands before Columbus arrived with his three little ships." (Photo by Asterio Tecson via Flickr Creative Commons)

Opinion: Time to Bring Our Spanish Grandmas Out of the Closet

Culture, Demographics, Opinion October 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

In Latin American countries, where the mixture of races reigns supreme, many people try to hide their black heritage. But here in the U.S., the reverse is true, writes columnist Dolores Prida in El Diario La Prensa. Many Latinos hide or ignore their white Spanish ancestry.

Amsterdam News compiled a useful interactive map showing the density of stop-and-frisk incidents citywide, broken down block by block.

Voices in Focus: a Spotlight on Stop-and-Frisk

Crime, Demographics May 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm

More food for thought on stop-and-frisk: an interactive map shows the density of police stops, block by block, citywide; black and Latino queer youths say they’re targeted by police officers on the West Village Piers; and two groups of Brooklyn teens recount dramatically different experiences with police.

A group of professors and students seek justice in the cases of Trayvon Martin and Hispanic John Collado, dead at the hands of a police officer in 2011. (Photo by José A. Rivera/EDLP)

Latinos Far From Silent on Trayvon Martin

Crime, Featured Posts, Media April 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Professors and students of Hostos Community College in the Bronx held a press conference on April 5 to dispel the impression that Latinos have remained silent on the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the African American teenager who was gunned down in Florida by a Latino neighborhood watch volunteer.

The actor Gbenga Akinnagbe has been active in the movement against police stop-and-frisk practices. (Photo via The Brooklyn Rail)

Voices in Focus: Alternatives to Stop-and-Frisk

Crime, Demographics March 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm

The ongoing controversy over the New York City Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” practices came to the fore again last week after Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly challenged critics of the practice to come up with their own approaches to reducing crime. Several community and ethnic outlets sought responses to Kelly’s questions.

Voices in Focus: Racial Disparity and Racial Profiling

Voices in Focus: Racial Disparity and Racial Profiling

Crime, Politics March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

Mitt Romney finds a friendly crowd at a fundraiser held by Greek-American supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis; the MS-13 gang makes inroads in New York City; a racial disparity for homeless families; and a study finds that racial profiling of South Asians continues in NYC.

Voices in Focus: The Redistricting Shuffle

New York, Opinion, Politics February 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm

When it comes to the proposed state Senate and Assembly redistricting maps released last month — which have been widely panned as gerrymandering — the devil is in the details. Here are some of the details that the community and ethnic media have zeroed in on.

"If I Were a Poor Black Kid" by Forbes Contributor Gene Marks gets heated responses.

Outrage over Forbes race column

Education, Featured Posts, Opinion, Politics December 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Columnists respond angrily to Gene Marks controversial “If I Were a Poor Black Kid” column in Forbes magazine.

Voters want race out of redistricting

Voters want race out of redistricting

East Asian, In the News, New York, Politics November 2, 2011 at 3:20 pm

An independent Quinnipiac University poll found that New York State voters were 72% versus 21% opposed to drawing legislative district lines to create racial or ethnic districts. Some Asian American groups insisted that the redistricting process should accurately reflect the composition of population.