As the persecution of immigrants continues in our nation, “A Day Without Immigrants”, has quickly risen to popularity and encourages all to support migrants in these testing times. The protest calls for immigrants, whether naturalized citizens or undocumented, to stay home from work or school, close their businesses and not spend any money, as a way to protest the Trump administration’s stance on immigrants. The purpose is to show the economic power of immigrants in our nation and how we should support them and not push them way.
Today history is made with the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States. It’s the historic moment many were not hoping for and many Americans still oppose the new President. As we continue to move forward, it has never been more important to get involved and fight for our values. Like our California Senator Kamala Harris said in her election night speech “We must not despair. We must not be overwhelmed or throw up our hands. It is time to roll up our sleeves and fight for who we are.” Read More →
While the results of the election have left many Americans in disbelief and questioning the values of our country, the election also produced several exciting new female senators who are breaking barriers and making history across our nation. Read More →
Since leaving her native home in Guatemala to pursue her dreams in Los Angeles, singer songwriter Gaby Moreno released her 5th full length album “Ilusión” in early September to much critical acclaim. Moreno has been establishing herself in the music industry for some time now and has reached great musical success.
We knew this was coming. The official confirmation had to wait until new population figures were released by the Census Bureau this summer. The new tally, released in late June, shows that as of July 1, 2014, about 14.99 million Latinos live in California, edging out the 14.92 million whites in the state. It is also important to point out that the continued influx and growth of Latinos in the United States is not being fueled exclusively by immigration but by second- and third-generation immigrants who are settling down and starting families. Click here to read more.
As noted in a previous blog post, the borough of Queens in New York is one of the most diverse places in the world. The neighborhood of Astoria was once known as Greektown when Greek and Italian immigrants started moving in a few decades ago. This lead to tension with the African Americans who were living in the neighborhood. As the Greek and Italian communities began to move to the suburbs, the makeup of Astoria became more diverse with people from over 100 countries according to the latest census data. No one group dominates numerically and everyone coexists peacefully. Increase the peace with diversity? Sounds great to us! Click here to read more.
Asian American EDM group, Far East Movement has released a two-part mini documentary series looking back on the city’s legacy of racism and destruction and how Ktown has developed into “the melting pot of Los Angeles.”
After the loss of the 2012 Presidential election, Republican Party started talking about the need to be more inclusive. This meant attracting more Latinos. Leaders of the party tried not to alienate their base but also talk about the need for immigration reform. After a week or so of painful contortions they gave up and went back to talking about building an electrified fence on the border. It’s hard to say what’s next for GOP policies on immigration now that the President anounced his plan, but they need to realise that they can’t keep up their rhetotic when even the Republican latino’s are in favor of some sort of reform.
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If you’re a frequent visitor to MMXLII.com then it should really come as no surprise that America faces a boom in diversity that’s impacting every level of our society. This is old news. And as the US becomes more diverse, there are a number of unfortunate and culturally confusing circumstances that can arise. Take for instance, the case of then 17-year-old Adnan Syed.