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Amy Tan And Stephen King Among Hundreds Of Authors Penning Open Letter Against Donald Trump

Hundreds of influential writers and novelists have signed an open letter in opposition to Donald Trump’s candidacy. “[As] writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power,” reads a portion of the letter, which has been signed by famed authors including Amy Tan, Stephen King, … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach for VP Would Make Official What Already Has Happened: Trump’s Mainstreaming of the Anti-Immigrant and White Nationalist Fringe

White nationalists and anti-immigrant activists are promoting Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as a potential vice presidential choice for Republican Donald Trump, MSBNC reports. Kobach is the architect of Arizona’s SB1070, the anti-Latino, anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law, as well as other state laws anchored in the concept of “self-deportation.”  In addition, Kobach is … Continue reading »

More Of That #GOPLatinoOutreach: Trump Attacks Nation’s First And Only Latina Governor

Donald Trump has pretty much wrapped up the GOP nomination for President, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking swipes at his fellow Republicans — including the nation’s first and only Latina governor, Susana Martinez. At a rally in New Mexico yesterday, a spiteful Trump — reportedly bitter that Martinez not only repeatedly criticized him, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “The Media Covers Fascism: A Cautionary Tale”

Political historian Kathleen Frydl: “The real story, never to be buried or forgotten, is Trump’s racial and religious demagoguery, and the dangers his politics pose to the democratic system in the United States.” Many have noted the outsized role played by the mainstream media in the rise of Donald Trump. Now, as Trump nears the Republican nomination, … Continue reading »

12 Times Lindsey Graham Rebuked Donald Trump’s Candidacy

Reports conflicted as to whether Sen. Lindsey Graham — arduously the loudest critic of Donald Trump from within elected GOP leadership — really did ask a group of donors to unite behind the presumptive nominee: Teresa Dailey, a prominent Florida Republican fundraiser and Trump supporter who attended the private event, told CNN on Sunday that … Continue reading »

Why We Cannot Afford to Normalize Donald Trump and His Mass Deportation Vision

During her speech at the SEIU convention yesterday, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton focused needed attention on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s mass deportation vision for America. Clinton said, “He’s talking about sending a deportation force to schools, workplaces and homes to round up moms, dads, grandparents, even children. When he talks about ending birthright citizenship, … Continue reading »

Univision’s María Elena Salinas Booed For Speaking Spanish During College Graduation Speech

Renowned Univision anchor and Emmy-winning journalist María Elena Salinas was booed by students and others for speaking a portion of her speech in Spanish during a California State University, Fullerton graduation ceremony. Salinas was receiving an honorary degree from the university and made the majority of her speech in English. But the booing began when … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Encarnacion Pyle: “Is Fear Of Trump Fueling Immigrants’ Push For Citizenship?

Encarnacion Pyle of the Columbus Dispatch has a new piece out asking “Is fear of Trump fueling immigrants’ push for citizenship?” Naturalizations typically increase heading into a hotly contested presidential election.  But this year, immigrants are expressing a clarifying motive: achieve the right to vote in order to defeat Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim campaign. Pyle’s piece … Continue reading »

María Elena Salinas: The Examples Of Trump-Inspired “Hate Against Immigrants Are Increasing From Coast To Coast

Univision highlighted AV’s “Trump Hate Map” during a recent segment on how Donald Trump’s dangerous rhetoric has inspired his followers to commit acts of violence and harassment against Latinos and immigrants. “Something is happening in the country that we haven’t seen in many years — an anti-immigrant sentiment that is turning violent,” said long-time Univision … Continue reading »

More Than 300 Students At Majority-Latino School Stage Walkout After Student Hangs “Build A Wall” Banner On Campus

More than 300 students from Forest Grove High School staged a walkout this week after a student hung a “Build A Wall” banner on campus. “It’s just intolerable,” Superintendent Yvonne Curtis. “I think it makes people feel unsafe which is why we dealt with it immediately.” However, the Oregon students felt the school district has … Continue reading »