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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 4.13.14 “TEXAS IS THE NEW CALIFORNIA”

TEXAS IS THE NEW CALIFORNIA. When you think of Texas, “progress” is hardly a word that comes to mind for most, but I can’t seem to get the association out of my head. I see my Californian friends … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA WITH SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 2.02.14 “LATINOS IN THE SCI-FI FUTURE?”

LATINA SCI-FI NERD ASKS: DO LATINOS MAKE IT TO THE FUTURE? I don’t recall, exactly, how it was that I found “Star Trek,” but I remember that it was something I always looked forward to. By the time … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 12.01.13

HOW MANY GENERATIONS UNTIL LATINOS BECOME “AMERICAN?” I consider myself Latina, close even to my family’s Mexican culture, bilingual and happily comfortable in that identity. But, more often than … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 11.10.13 “SUCCESS IS WE”

FOR ME SUCCESS IS ABOUT “WE,” NOT “ME.” I always think that, together, we can do bigger things than we can as separate individuals. I believe this in the core of my being. All of my professional … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 9.16.13 “IMMIGRATION REFORM”

IMMIGRATION REFORM 2013: 8 THINGS YOU WERE TOO EMBARRASSED TO ASK. Immigration reform 2013 is back now that Congress has returned from recess. Although the Syrian crisis and the looming debt … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA WITH SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 8.11.13 “WENDY DAVIS”

3  WAYS WENDY DAVIS RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR OF TEXAS WOULD AFFECT LATINOS. Wendy Davis, according to my sources and the hints she’s been dropping, is going to make a run for Texas governor. The state … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA WITH SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 8.04.13

HOW MANY GENERATIONS UNTIL LATINOS BECOME “AMERICAN?” I consider myself Latina, close even to my family’s Mexican culture, bilingual and happily comfortable in that identity. But, more often than … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 6.30.13

FORGET "DEVIOUS MAIDS" THE GLASS CEILING IS MUCH MORE COMPLICATED FOR LATINAS. “Devious Maids” seems to have captured the attention, or rather ire, of most of the people I know. There’s all kinds … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 6.16.13

FOR ME SUCCESS IS ABOUT “WE,” NOT “ME.” I always think that, together, we can do bigger things than we can as separate individuals. I believe this in the core of my being. All of my professional … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 5.27.13

WHO GETS TO DEFINE LATINO CULTURE? Last time I wrote a story about how people in my mostly Mexican immigrant neighborhood define me and my culture. This week I wanted to share a story about a band … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 5.05.13

HOW MANY GENERATIONS UNTIL LATINOS BECOME “AMERICAN?” I consider myself Latina, close even to my family’s Mexican culture, bilingual and happily comfortable in that identity. But, more often than … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 4.23.13

WALKING IN SEARCH OF CÉSAR CHÁVEZ. Jorge Chino has watched with both fear and pride over the years as Latinos in this country have risen and fallen with the tide of anti-immigrant sentiment. … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 4.15.13

THE IMMIGRATION BILL THAT COULDN’T. The much-hyped immigration reform bill that millions of undocumented immigrants, as well as their families and allies, have been waiting for is expected to be … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 4.07.13

THE AP'S DITCHING OF "ILLEGAL" SIGNALS A LARGER CHANGE FOR LATINOS. Last week the Associated Press finally decided to eliminate the word “illegal” from its style guide to describe immigrants (this … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 4.06.13

LATINOS, IMMIGRANTS LEAN LEFT: THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR THE GOP? A report from the Pew Research Center shows that, without a doubt, immigrants and their children (Latino immigrants in … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 2.10.13

LATINOS, IMMIGRANTS LEAN LEFT: THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR THE GOP? A report from the Pew Research Center shows that, without a doubt, immigrants and their children (Latino immigrants in … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 3.31.13

CHICANOS? LA RAZA UNIDA? LATINOS IN TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA ARE FIGHTING THE SAME FIGHT. Recently I found myself in a room with Chicanos from East LA, Tejanos from the South Texas border, and even a … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 3.10.13

HI JUSTICE SCALIA. I'M A LATINA AND I LIKE BEING ABLE TO VOTE. In the same week that I cast my ballot for Los Angeles mayor for the first time, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia sat on the … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 3.02.13

WHITE PRIVILEGE IS REAL, AND POWERFUL, BUT NOT UNBREAKABLE. To say we live in a white world is something of an understatement. What I mean specifically is that, no matter what you call your … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 2.17.13

WOULD ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION INCREASE THE LATINO VOTE? A question that burns on every politico’s mind these days is how to engage more Latinos in the electoral process. Although we are 17% of … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 1.30.13

3 THINGS TO CONSIDER ABOUT OBAMA & THE SENATE'S PROPOSED IMMIGRATION REFORM.  President Barack Obama made a big show of outlining the principles of immigration reform Tuesday (you can read … [Read more...]