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Wednesday 28th of June 2017

The Greatest Problem Facing Latinos Under Trump

June 12th, 2017 by HMW

By Bryan Betancur, Fair Observer US mainstream media either ignores Latinos entirely or relegates them to symbols of immigration. Despite recent attempts to bring national attention to the concerns of the Hispanic community, America’s Latinos remain largely invisible. As the first 100 days of Donald…

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Bias Hobbles People of Color, Not Lack of Leadership

June 12th, 2017 by HMW

By Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld,  Chronicle of Philanthropy Why are there so few leaders of color in nonprofit organizations? It’s because of a persistent bias in the nonprofit world that systematically weeds out qualified candidates of color, we found in a study of more…

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The Green Wall

June 12th, 2017 by HMW

The human line of protection at the border By Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN There’s already a wall along the entire southern border with Mexico — just not the one President Donald Trump pledged to build. Over a disjointed 1,300 miles where there’s no fence or concrete…

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Retirees Head to Latin America

June 12th, 2017 by HMW

By Jim Wyss Miami Herald CUENCA, Ecuador To casual visitors, this colonial town in southern Ecuador looks like it was torn from the pages of history. With its cobbled streets, soaring cathedrals and bustling markets, it exudes a lazy, old world charm. But Cuenca is…

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Why Police Chiefs Oppose Texas’s New Anti-Immigrant Law

June 5th, 2017 by HMW

By Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker Last month, Greg Abbott, the Republican Governor of Texas, signed into law an anti-immigrant measure allowing local police officers to ask for the citizenship status of anyone they detain. This sort of provision—often called a “show me your papers”…

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The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

June 5th, 2017 by HMW

By KATHERINE KINZLER, Cornell BEING bilingual has some obvious advantages. Learning more than one language enables new conversations and new experiences. But in recent years, psychology researchers have demonstrated some less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, bilingual children may enjoy certain cognitive benefits,…

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