Native American Students Push San Diego State to Retire Controversial Aztec Mascot

Native American Students Push San Diego State to Retire Controversial Aztec Mascot

NewsTaco April 18, 2017

*Why you should read this: Because, as SDSU professor Ozzie Monge says, “the use of indigenous groups as mascot[s] . . . make[s] students and faculty “accidental racists” in “redface.” […]

Meet The Undercover Latinas

NewsTaco January 2, 2017

*What a great way to start off the year! We need more of this, please. I’m looking forward to these posts. VL By Molly Horan, Refinery 29   Racial identity is […]

This Latina engineer owns her feminism

NewsTaco February 1, 2016

*This is a very good lunch break read. Many layers of meaning and insight. VL By Krissah Thompson, The Washington Post On a cool Friday night Patricia Valoy bounded into […]

22-Year-Old Latina Sabrina Pasterski May Be The Next Albert Einstein

NewsTaco January 21, 2016

*She was wait listed at MIT, now she studies space-time and black holes at Harvard. I get the feeling that even without Ivy league schools she would find a way […]

Study Shows Latinas are More Likely to Have Larger Families

NewsTaco May 11, 2015

*Latinas are still having more babies than others, but the mythical large Latino family is shrinking. This has economic, educational, and political implications.  VL   By Cristina Arreola, Latina By […]

Don’t Call Me ‘Mamacita.’ I Am Not Your Mommy.

NewsTaco June 19, 2014

By Laura Martinez, NPR Code Switch One of the very few things I don’t miss about my native Mexico City is fending off sleazy guys calling you sabrosa (tasty) or rica (delicious) or some […]

The Plight of Women Migrants

NewsTaco June 18, 2014

*Recent news has been about unaccompanied children traveling north to the U.S., but a story just as compelling is that of the dangers that women face as they cross Mexico […]