Social Justice


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Google Honors Felicitas Méndez on the First Day of Hispanic Heritage Month

The Puerto Rican activist fought against California school segregation during the 1940s.

An ICE detention-center nurse this week alleged misconduct over women being given hysterectomies against their will. Her complaint extends the list of alleged abuses that have occurred inside of immigrant detention centers around the country. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Hysterectomies and Denied Dialysis: An Immigration Lawyer Explains How Atrocities Can Happen in Immigrant Detention Centers

COURIER spoke with an immigration lawyer familiar with the neglect that allegedly took place at LaSalle Corrections’ private immigrant detention centers. She claims hysterectomies are only the part of the story.

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Orlando Community Calls to Change Middle School’s Name to Honor Roberto Clemente

Parents and local organizations demand replacing the name of a Confederate general to tribute the Puerto Rican baseball legend. This would be the first school in Central Florida named after a Latino.

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Bethzaida Olivera Is a Former Republican Fed Up With Racism. Here’s What She Wants People to Know

The Puerto Rican paralegal has witnessed many injustices against Hispanic communities. She left the Republican party, even before Trump, for many reasons.

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Boricuas Have Complicated Feelings About the U.S. Military. Here’s Why.

For more than a century Puerto Ricans had been part of the American military service. Poverty has been an incentive for recruitment on the island.

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AOC, Judge Salas, and Vanessa Guillén: 3 Attacks, No Coincidence

Ignore the role race plays in acts of violence against women, and we miss the chance to call out language that aids and abets turbo-fueled hate aimed at punishing women of color for daring to wield power.

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‘There Needs to Be More People Like Me’: Ilia Calderón on Why She’s Speaking Up in This Moment

The first Afro-Latina anchor of Univisión tells us how to use this critical moment in the discussion of racism and equality.