Rants and ruminations by a classical liberal with radical Chicano tendencies
So it turns out that most Blacks, Latinos, and Asians–even the affluent–tend to live in poorer neighborhoods with few Whites. Here are some highlights from US 2010 Study by Brown University: • As black-white segregation has slowly declined since 1990, blacks have become less isolated from Hispanics and Asians, but their exposure to whites has hardly […]
While everyone is dismayed by the 9.2% unemployment rate in the BLS report, not surprisingly, African-Americans and Latinos are in worse shape than the rest of the population: Latino unemployment for June 2011 was 11.6% The rate for Latinas over 20 yrs old was 11.4% while men over 20 yrs was 9.8% African-Americans had an […]
According to Time magazine, recent census figures show a decline in Black-White segregation in over 100 metropolitan cities. Some Northeastern and Midwestern cities are still fiercely segregated for African-Americans, but other cities–even Atlanta– saw a drop. For Latinos, however, the numbers tell a different story. Large influxes of immigrants and higher reproductive rates have created new clustering patterns (presumably for […]
Now that the credit bubble has burst, sounds like the banks are back to redlining and other shady practices. According to Fox News, The National Community Reinvestment Coalition has filed multiple complaints to the Department of Housing and Urban Development against 22 banks for denying FHA mortgages to borrowers that met FHA’s credit guidelines–580 minium score. In […]
According to Pew research Twitter is now used by about 8% of adults. Most users also tend to be younger, urban adults or minorities or both. Interestingly, Latinos and African-Americans topped the list for Twitter usage with 18% and 13% usage respectively. As most studies show Latinos and African-Americans near the bottom of internet accessibility […]
I engaged in a long argument with a fellow blogger about whether working class Latinos were irresponsible for majoring in Chicano or Latino studies, especially if they were the first people in their family to ever even get to college. I, of course, felt that college is not only about making more money but it […]
***UPDATE: it looks like the “disorderly conduct” charge is being dropped. And here’s an excerpt from Barack’s response : “What I think we know, separate and apart from this incident, is that there’s a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately. That’s just a fact.” He also says […]
While some people look at cockroaches as disgusting pests, We view them as resilient organisms that predate humans and will likely outlive us as well. People of color, the poor, the downtrodden, and the oppressed, much like cockroaches, are often despised, feared and in some cases have been the objects of extermination.
We started this blog as an attempt to understand the complicated world we live in. Things have changed since the old days of conquest, colonization, and slavery. Anonymous living, consumerism, and mass media have made it difficult to identify the forces that make modern-day oppression possible. Thus, posts here tend to focus on corruption, media, bureaucracy, ethics, economics, law, human rights, etc...in short, We try to take a second-order inquiry into assumptions and systems that some of us take for granted. We also take time to challenge stereotypes that function to place us in a box. Occasionally, We just rant.
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