Misinformation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver discusses how misinformation spreads among immigrant diaspora communities, how little some platforms have done to stop it, and, most importantly, how to have a very good morning.

The 1960s in America: Crash Course US History #40

In which John Green teaches you about a time of relative tumult in the United States, the 1960s. America was changing rapidly in the 1960s, and rights movements were at the forefront of those changes. Civil Rights were dominant, but the 60s also saw growth in the Women’s Movement, the LGBT rights movement, the LatinoContinue reading “The 1960s in America: Crash Course US History #40”

American Imperialism: Crash Course US History #28

In which John Green teaches you about Imperialism. In the late 19th century, the great powers of Europe were running around the world obtaining colonial possessions, especially in Africa and Asia. The United States, which as a young country was especially suceptible to peer pressure, followed along and snapped up some colonies of its own.Continue reading “American Imperialism: Crash Course US History #28”

2 Years After El Paso Massacre Of Latinos, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Festers

Two years ago this week, a gunman in El Paso, Texas, killed 23 people in a Walmart — most of them Latino. The white man charged with murder allegedly told police he drove 11 hours to the U.S.-Mexico border city with the intention of targeting Mexicans. He reportedly complained about a “Hispanic invasion” of TexasContinue reading “2 Years After El Paso Massacre Of Latinos, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Festers”

San Diego County high school stripped of basketball title over tortilla-throwing incident

The California Interscholastic Federation announced Wednesday that it has vacated the Coronado High School boys’ basketball team’s Division 4-A regional championship title following an incident in which tortillas were flung at players from rival Orange Glen High School, a mostly Latino school. “After a thorough review and analysis of the incident following the conclusion ofContinue reading “San Diego County high school stripped of basketball title over tortilla-throwing incident”

Rep. Lesko: Hispanic people are ‘very good workers’ — but shouldn’t get vaccines

Experts say mass vaccination is needed to fight COVID-19, regardless of immigration status. Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) defended an amendment that would put undocumented immigrants at the end of the line for a COVID vaccine by saying that she personally knew that Hispanic people are “very good workers.” The amendment was proposed during a hearing of theContinue reading “Rep. Lesko: Hispanic people are ‘very good workers’ — but shouldn’t get vaccines”

Ten-year-old boy is San Diego’s first pediatric COVID-19 death

A 10-year-old Latino boy from East County who died on Jan. 23 is now the region’s youngest COVID-19-related death, according to San Diego County’s latest coronavirus tracking report released Friday. It was a day for grim records. In addition to the youngest, a 106-year-old man, also from East County, became the oldest local COVID-related deathContinue reading “Ten-year-old boy is San Diego’s first pediatric COVID-19 death”

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