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Latino/a history



  • A Path to Citizenship for 11 Million Immigrants is a No-Brainer

    by A. K. Sandoval-Strausz

    The 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act showed the effectiveness of a large-scale amnesty for undocumented immigrants and reflected a reasonable and pragmatic approach to normalizing the status of immigrants as workers and community members. It should be remembered as a success and a model. 



  • My Brother’s Keeper

    by Ada Ferrer

    Historian Ada Ferrer offers her own family history of separation and reunification around the Cuban revolution. 



  • Reintroducing Sonia Sotomayor

    by Irin Carmon

    After nearly 12 years since her appointment to the Supreme Court, writer Irin Carmon reviews Sonia Sotomayor's role on a changing court and the media outrage over her suggestion that purely color-blind justice is an illusion. 



  • The Deep Origins of Latino Support for Trump

    by Geraldo Cadava

    "In the White House, Joe Biden will have the opportunity to show Latinos that they’re important to the Democratic coalition. First, though, Democrats will have to acknowledge that a shift did, in fact, take place."



  • What Americans Don’t Know about Latino History Could Fill a Museum

    by Stephen Pitti

    "[Senator Mike] Lee’s exaggerations sidestepped every available fact about Latinos in the United States. They caricatured the views of the museum’s supporters, including historians, museum professionals, community leaders and business executives."


  • Senator Mike Lee Disregards History While Claiming to Support American Unity

    by Matt Chumchal

    Senator Mike Lee this week claimed proposed museums dedicated to the history of women and Latino/as in America would foster division by ethnicity and sex. A biology professor shares an experience with the new National Museum of African American History and Culture and argues that the proposed museums are in fact needed to create the understanding needed to forge unity.



  • We Waited in Vain for a Repudiation That Never Came

    Times columnist Jamelle Bouie considers why liberal and progressive hopes for a decisive victory failed to materialize; a big factor is overconfidence about the political loyalties of an incredibly diverse Latino/a electorate. 



  • Stop Othering Latinos

    by Geraldo L. Cadava

    When politicians see us as more than voters, we may give them our votes.



  • USC’s Natalia Molina Wins MacArthur Fellowship for Work on Immigrant Stereotypes

    "Of this year’s 21 fellows across the arts, education, science, media, law and environmental studies, Molina’s work on race, gender, culture and citizenship is particularly timely, essentially at the heart of the national conversation as America undergoes a reckoning over systemic racism and grapples with questions of equity, inclusion and identity."