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Supreme Court Upholds Racial Profiling

Supreme Court Upholds Racial Profiling

When the Supreme Court struck down three out of four provisions of Arizona’s controversial SB 1070, immigrant-bashing law Monday, President Barack Obama received a huge, unexpected boost.

Sagging Pants, Negative Messages

Sagging Pants, Negative Messages

Wearing your pants below your waist may be sending out messages you never intended and may have health repercussions.

In Defense of Colombianas and Cartagena

In Defense of Colombianas and Cartagena

Working at a Manhattan jewelry store, the last thing my friend Claudia expected was confronting a new stereotype about her native Colombia.

Supreme Setback Looms Ahead

Supreme Setback Looms Ahead

If the Supreme Court tea leaf readers are correct, if more than four justices decide to uphold Arizona’s infamous SB 1070, and you are an immigrant — legal or illegal — brace yourself for unprecedented harassment.

Loving Fidel is Offensive

Loving Fidel is Offensive

Ozzie Guillen comes to a stadium subsidized by Cuban-American taxpayers, where Cuban-Americans are expected to fill the seats, and he dances on the grave of Castro’s victims.

My American Birthday

My American Birthday

Immigrants never forget the day we begin our new lives in the United States. It becomes almost like a second birthday.

Saint Santorum in San Juan

Saint Santorum in San Juan

On his way to Puerto Rico, at least in a hastily conducted briefing, you would think that someone would have reminded Rick Santorum not to mess with the Spanish language.

Fueling the Syrian Massacres

Fueling the Syrian Massacres

Just when you begin to feel sorry for Hugo Chavez, when his bouts with cancer make you feel compassion for a man who doesn’t deserve any, when you begin to tell yourself that you don’t wish anyone’s death, the president of Venezuela reminds us he deserves no sympathy.

Snake Oil Peddlers

Snake Oil Peddlers

It takes a lot of gall to defend either Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney in the Hispanic community nowadays. And yet, we see them out there, the Latino GOP surrogates — selling snake oil to their own people.