Latinas hold just 1% of board seats on the 2020 Fortune 500. Among women, Latinas hold the least percentage of board seats at Fortune 500 companies at 3.8% Latina compared to 78.7% white women, 11.8% Black women and 5.7% Asian women. This is not acceptable when you consider Latino economic power.
Hate crimes against Latinos are on the rise. The Texas shooting should be prosecuted as a hate crime.
We are announcing the official launch of our website at https://calo.org/
In honor of our heritage we would like to pay homage to Latino firsts, the first Latino/a/x people to break barriers in their fields.
Between 2010 and 2020, the suicide rate among Latino adults increased by more than 70%, found a study published this August in the Journal of Community Health.
Many families, especially Latino families, are struggling. We need solutions whether they are short-term checks or universal basic income.
California’s Civil Rights Department also is launching the ‘California vs Hate’ initiative, a resource line and network to support victims, and to increase awareness around what is a hate crime and how to report them when they occur.
Researchers at UCLA’s Latino Policy & Politics Institute released a report this month that analyzed appointees across California’s executive branch, including those on the state’s governing boards, commissions and departments. The report found that Latinos make up 18% of appointees from the governor and legislative leaders even though Latinos are 39% of the state population. Whites are over-represented at 36% of the state population but 48% of all appointees.
The U.S. and Mexico need to invest in jobs that allow people to make a living wage regardless of what side of the border they live on. But not if those jobs make the border a more militarized zone.
Many of these small local newspapers and online media outlets report on school boards, city councils and community challenges in diverse communities that would go ignored if there weren’t journalists holding civic and community leaders accountable. This is especially important as disinformation and fake news, such as conspiracy theories, are spreading rapidly online and on social media.
The women and children who died miserably and inhumanely in that Texas truck were mostly Central American migrants who would not qualify as asylum seekers. Many have indeed fled fear and terror. But the U.S. generally denies claims from migrants from Central America.
The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture opened this month in Riverside. It’s a celebration of Chicano art.