17 Of The Most Powerful Things Latinos Said In 2015 That Got Us Thinking

Diversity, immigration, feminism and more — these celebrities covered it all.


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Everyone and Their Mother, and Apple, Want Emojis to Be More Diverse

Across mobile, and especially in iOS, people use emojis to express deep and complicated emotions. But the lack of diversity in the human-related emojis makes it hard to accurately represent life through these pictograms. For the most part (see above), they either depict white people/disembodied white hands, or the traditional…

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A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure

The glossy images on admissions brochures don’t always paint an accurate picture of campus diversity — which could lead some students to show up at very different colleges than they’d imagined.


Community Village‘s insight:


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When Images Of Diversity Don’t Match Reality


“The majority of schools, Pippert reports, “provided images of diversity” that were “significantly different than the actual student body.” In fact, the whiter the student body at a college, the more often images of minorities were featured in its publications.”

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Kent Wong: A More Inclusive Labor Movement


“Kent Wong Director of the UCLA Labor Center and VP of the California Federation of Teachers spoke with GRITtv about the AFL-CIO broadening it’s inclusivity.”



Community Village‘s insight:


Mr. Wong explains that his mentor, Cesar Chavez was able to organized undocumented workers to take on some of the most powerful interests in the U.S. – and win.

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Racial diversity still lacking in Hollywood’s major films


“The numbers are troubling still in the prestigious Academy Awards. Only three black men have won awards in the Best Leading Actor category from 1958 to 2013, and only one black woman, Halle Berry in 2001 for her role in Monster’s Ball, has ever won the award for Best Leading Actress.


Despite the praise and success of these films, there is still a major problem in representation of black talent in Hollywood. The main issue is that they are casted for roles that are racially limiting in nature rather than what The Huffington Post’s Senior Editor Kia Makarechi calls “non-racially coded characters.” 12 Years, Fruitvale, Mandela, and The Butler demand black actors to fill in black roles.


Community Village‘s insight:


The lack of racial diversity in Hollywood is more evidence of discrimination in employment, which in turn keeps those salaries out of the hands of people of color.


It’s 2014 now and it seems each ethnic group needs to create it’s own industry of careers in order to get full employment. But even then, it’s still the mass media and the big budget blockbusters where the bigger money is, so the discrimination and favoritism is a form of oppression.



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The Bay Area’s Faculty Student Mismatch


“Below is a glimpse of data on the representation and diversity (or lack thereof) of university professors relative to student demographics in San Francisco Bay Area campuses. The article, White professors still dominate Bay Area colleges as student bodies grow more diverse, gives a bit more context to the issue. Unfortunately, this phenomena is not unique to the Bay Area. For a scholarly and feminist perspective consider checking out, Presumed incompetent: The intersections of race and class for Women in academia.


A very important issue as the representation of students of color generally, and Chicano/Latinos in particular, continue to rise.”


Community Village‘s insight:


Notice how the hiring of faculty is way out of proportion to the demographics of the student population. What do you think accounts for that?

Structural, institutionalized and personal favoritism?

Another way to look at this chart – if you combine the Asian and White groups together in the pie charts those groupings are then a fairly close match between the two columns of Faculty & Students.


Steven Riley, and others have mentioned that Asians are the next group that may likely ‘become white’ – in the way that Italians, Irish, Jewish, Middle Easterners and Egyptians have become culturally ‘white’ in the U.S. and on the census.

If you group Black and Latino groups together in the pie chart, the numbers also somewhat match between the faculty and students columns.

It’s also interesting to note that UC Berkeley is the only university to successfully hire a matching percentage of Black faculty compared to their student population.



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Multilingual Coca-Cola ad sparks love

A Coca-Cola ad with “America the Beautiful” in different languages that aired during the Super Bowl has sparked anger.


Community Village‘s insight:


Notice CNN doesn’t say what percentage of the comments were hateful vs what percentage where supportive.


And CNN let’s the “English is the way” guy speak first.


CNN you are part of the problem. You frame the story in a negative light instead of a positive light.

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