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The strange alienation of being a Latina who loves hiking - Vox
I like the dirt, I like the aches, I like the freedom. I like the moment when I first unzip my tent and see the morning. I like the way my coffee tastes when I’m hovering over my mug and sitting on a log. I like the feeling of carrying everything I need for the week on my back.
outdoors  exercise  latino  latinos  latinamerica  latinx 
july 2017 by allaboutgeorge
America's New Electorate - Ronald Brownstein - Politics - The Atlantic
"I see this as a pivot decade. This decade what we're seeing is, these Hispanics and Asians are really crucial to our country because they are juxtaposed against an aging white population. It is really the new minorities--Hispanics and Asians--that are driving where we're headed."
demography  usa  2012  elections  voting  latino  asian  power  obama 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Local news is going mobile. | Pew Internet & American Life Project
One-quarter (24%) of mobile local news consumers report having an app that helps them get information or news about their local community. That equates to 13% of all device owners and 11% of the total American adult population. Thus while nearly 5 in 10 get local news on mobile devices, just 1 in 10 use apps to do so. Call it the app gap.

These mobile app users skew young and Hispanic. They are also much more active news consumers than other adults, using more sources regularly and “participating” in local news by doing such things as sharing or posting links to local stories, commenting on or tagging local news content, or contributing their own local content online.

Many news organizations are looking to mobile platforms to provide new ways to generate revenue in local markets. [...] Currently, only 10% of adults who use mobile apps to connect to local news and information pay for those apps. This amounts to just 1% of all adults.
mobile  local  news  journalism  games  information  location  technology  software  latino 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
SA Current - Blogs - Straight from the Arizona Gulag: Linda Ronstadt in SA
If this Q & A were a song, it would be called “We Need A Lot More Rancheras (And A Lot Less Rock And Roll).”

And, of course, it would take up a whole album side.
music  interviews  immigration  texas  arizona  mexico  usa  latino  politics  culture  identity 
november 2009 by allaboutgeorge
36 Hours in San Francisco’s Mission District -
"With a population that is about half Latino, a third white and an estimated 11 percent Asian, the Mission still remains a wonderful mishmash. Where else can you find epicurean vegan cafes, feisty nonprofits and a Central American butcher shop that, for a memorable time, anyway, had women’s undergarments in the window?"
missiondistrict  sanfrancisco  california  nytimes  travel  asian  white  cities  urban  latino 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Race Card - Richard Thompson Ford - Book Review - New York Times
"We should begin by looking at racial injustice as a social problem to be solved collectively rather than as a series of discrete wrongs perpetrated by bad people."
books  politics  race  reviews  nonfiction  criticism  black  white  asian  latino  justice  social  ethics 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Tony Gleaton aims lens at black Mexicans - Los Angeles Times
"A lot of what we believe now is based on the myth of the past. And there are a lot of interesting things that most people don't know."
race  mexico  photography  art  travel  interviews  ethnicity  beauty  aesthetics  latino  black  immigration 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
A foot in the grave, and loving it - Los Angeles Times
"Many foreigners ask: How can there be skeleton boxers or skeletons drinking? Isn't it a lack of respect? For a Mexican, it's not. It's part of our reality. We share this, all us human beings."
mexico  death  latino  latinamerica  ritual  history  museums  art  aesthetics  identity 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Sad Songs Act as Heritage of Community - New York Times
"I always wanted to be somebody so I composed music. [...] I feel we need to write out stories and this was a big part of our story here. Corridos used to be like newspapers. Well, maybe, they still should be."
journalism  social  media  latino  songwriting  community  globalization  creativity 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Black isn't enough - Los Angeles Times
"The problem isn't that black people are voting for black candidates, it's that they don't hold their representatives accountable."
losangeles  politics  race  black  latino  government  voting  california 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
GOP Hard Line on Immigration Undermines Hispanic Support - The Huffington Post
"Most GOP House members have very safe, and often very conservative, districts. They face little danger of a serious Democratic challenge in the general election. Instead, the major threat to re-election is a primary challenge from the right."
immigration  gop  republicans  congress  politics  elections  2008  latinos  latino 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Spanish Lesson -
"The fact is, the politics of language is one thing, and the language of politics is another. Language is both a tool and a value."
language  politics  elections  2008  latino  mexico  canada  usa 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Anti-immigrant in Black Face - NAM
"[S]omewhere along the line he fell prey to the emotional and hallucinatory appeal of attacking immigrants as a means of saving the Black worker. Not only is this morally bankrupt, but it is also politically bankrupt."
immigration  identity  black  latino  work  jobs  politics  marketing 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
"My working definition? Oh, no. Here goes: an urban, youth-oriented culture based on rhyme and color that originated in black and Latino communities in New York in the '70s. But that's just a frame of reference, a starting point."
hiphop  black  latino  academia  education  identity  music  research 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Among Hispanics, N.F.L. Mania Hits Cultural Wall
“The key word is acculturation. Hispanics who are interested in the N.F.L. tend to be second or third generation.”
sports  ethnic  latino  latinamerica  marketing  corporations  television 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
LA Weekly: Shades of Brown
"Everyone here interfaces daily with Latinos, speaks some form of Spanish, and knows Mexican culture and cuisine. In effect, everyone in L.A. is Latino. Does your morning paper feel like it’s at all cognizant of this?"
race  ethnicity  black  white  latino  losangeles  california  newspapers  journalism  media  spanish  identity  immigration  mexico 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The New Sound of Mexico, Sung in a Nashville Accent
“Everyone wants to be weird and really alternative and all that. I just decided to make something more normal, more traditional, more honest. It was time for me to come up with something that I knew was truly my own.”
music  songwriting  latino  mexico  latinos  country  pop  beatles  beachboys  rock 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Color Coded
“I did some research. One out of seven people in the U.S. is Hispanic. Twenty-one million are women, seven million between 18 and 34. Their buying power in 2010 will be over a trillion dollars."
marketing  latino  ethnic  shopping  business  corporations  aesthetics  women  middleeast  usa  beauty 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Hispanics' Web Identity Grows As Ads Target Diverse Audience
"You don't have to leave behind where you come from. You can assimilate ... but when you go home, you can get your online equivalent of comfort food."
marketing  latinos  latinamerica  latino  aesthetics  identity  newspapers  media  culture  music  world 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Come October, Baby Will Make 300 Million or So
"The 300 millionth will be a Mexican Latino in Los Angeles County, with parents who speak Spanish at home and with siblings who are bilingual."
population  statistics  demography  usa  latinos  latino  losangeles  white 
january 2006 by allaboutgeorge
LADN: English bypassed in L.A.: Koreans learning Spanish
"In California, Spanish is more important than English. I haven't found any inconvenience because I don't speak English. ... If you can speak Spanish, you can drive, employers can have clients, you can order in restaurants, you can do anything."
spanish  asian  losangeles  language  english  california  work  jobs  ethnicity  immigration  latino 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: This Land Is Whose Land?
"He's hinting that California no longer has the entrepreneurial spirit to figure out how to invest in immigrants, including the illegal ones. He's implying that the nation is bankrupt of its most precious resource: imagination."
islam  immigration  california  latino 
may 2005 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: The junkies at Camp Recovery seem like the kids next door
"The students were really disappointed. They felt it was false because the addicts in it weren't minorities -- they expected blacks and Latinos. They said, 'This won't happen to us.' "
drugs  recovery  black  latino 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge Third World Catholics a growing force
"If there were a black African pope, I think a lot of northern liberals would be absolutely delighted for the first 10 minutes of his papacy, or indeed until he opened his mouth."
religion  christianity  race  african  asian  latino 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: Straight to hell with you, naughty half-demons!
"He specializes in sending half-demons back to hell, but now he's noticing that full demons -- you know, the ones with tenure -- are crossing the line between hell and earth, in violation of a long-standing truce between God and Lucifer."
cinema  race  latino  ethnicity  california  losangeles 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Wired News: Constantine's Inferno: It Burns
"So when the demons begin raiding Los Angeles, Constantine becomes a one-man border patrol, tracking them down and sending them south." True. The movie was Lou Dobbsing all over the place.
cinema  race  latino  ethnicity  california  losangeles 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Newspaper diversity report
Extraordinarily useful listing; I can't believe I missed this last May, and can't wait to see it this year
journalism  race  black  asian  latino  newspapers  diversity 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork: We Are The World on Ultra-Red's "Llegaron los Jornaleros"
"We can't take you down on the corner, you guys look like La Migra"
music  ethnicity  latino 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Welcome to 'TEH-jas,' Land of the Alamo and the Cowboy
"It's a bit puzzling. Even as the Hispanic middle class uses less Spanish, the rest of society is not as threatened by Spanish, perhaps because of the very emergence and recognition of that middle class."
language  identity  latino  texas 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
CSM: US Latinas seek answers in Islam
"They're not gonna say, 'Hey mami, how are you?' Usually they say, 'Hello, sister.' And they don't look at you like a sex object."
islam  latino  religion  race  ethnicity 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge Andrew O'Hagan's "The God Squad"
'That's true,' I said to myself. 'That's obviously true. He empowers his panics, gives them a motivating role in policy formation. That's it. Bush's panics are the central element in his administration.'
bush  gop  latino  rnc 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
LAT (via AZ Republic): 'Latin Explosion' of crossover artists is just a mirage
"The formula: Play down the polyrhythms, play up the 'hot and sexy' stereotype, and keep the lyrics generic, and mostly in English."
identity  language  latino  music  rock  songwriting 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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