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Antonio De Loera-Brust is a first-generation Mexican-American writer and filmmaker from Davis, Calif. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a former Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., fellow at America.
A baile folklórico dancer with Balet Alianza Latina performs during a celebration honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, in Houston in December 2016. (CNS photo/Victor Aleman, Angelus News)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
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Within the U.S. Catholic Church, Latinos are on the path to becoming the new majority. But with a diversity of national origins, the Latino community cannot be limited to one voice.
Politics & SocietyNews
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The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a Florida-based farmworker group, led a "Freedom Fast" to draw attention to the epidemic of sexual assault and harassment of farmworker women and to the C.I.W.’s ongoing boycott of the fast-food chain Wendy’s.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
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Including a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census will have a chilling effect on Latino participation, and that seems to be the whole point.
Arts & CultureFilm
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Decades after Oscar Zeta Acosta’s disappearance in Mexico, a new documentary aims to reintroduce him in the context of the Chicano movement.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
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​​​​​​​A shared faith was a crucial reason Mexican-Americans came to trust the Kennedys.
Arts & CultureIdeas
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When I played hockey, other players of color were few and far between.
Border policemen stand next to the sign at the Berlin Wall and Brandenburg Gate in Berlin June 17, 1986. The sign says: "Achtung! Sie verlassen jetzt West-Berlin" (Attention, you are leaving West Berlin). (CNS photo/Wolfgang Kumm, EPA)
Politics & SocietyArchives
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From now on, Berlin will live with the memory of the wall for longer than it lived with the wall itself.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
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Democrats, and the Republicans who understand Dreamers are owed protection, could take a lesson from people of color around the country in how to navigate a political process tainted by racism. The lives of 800,000 Dreamers depend on it.
Arts & CultureBooks
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As one delves deeper and deeper into the text, one begins to sense that perhaps the two species are not as different as we might think.
US Air Force F-106As in flight in the early 1960s. Planes such as these were on high alert and ready to launch airstrikes on Soviet missile positions in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October, 1962. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Politics & SocietyArchives
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While a comparison with the Cuban Crisis does little to reassure us, it can offer some lessons on how our government avoided disaster in an even worse situation. We have been closer to the brink and still found a way to walk back.