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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

Do Latino Lives Matter?

For as long as I can remember, Latino lives have not mattered much in this country.

I know the dangers that come with being a Latino man. I grew up in South Central Los Angeles, where I faced racial profiling and stereotyping from an early age.

Kids who looked like me, especially if they were wearing baggy pants or a white t-shirt, were likely to be followed and pulled over by the police. Worse, we were always in danger of getting shot by members of gangs.

Presidential candidates must address racial wealth gap

by Orson Aguilar

It’s encouraging to see presidential candidates of both parties talking about economic inequality, but they’re missing something important. To fix America’s economy, they must address the huge economic disparities between racial and ethnic groups.
For every dollar of wealth a white family has, the median Asian family has about 81 cents, the median Latino family has 7 cents and the median black family has less than 6 cents. And that comparatively strong overall figure for Asian-Americans masks pockets of severe poverty, particularly among Southeast Asian immigrant communities.

Undocumented immigrants can't get a break

by Alvaro Huerta

Undocumented immigrants in this country can’t get a break.
While Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump fantasizes about creating a deportation force and building a huge border wall, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a court injunction against President Obama’s 2014 executive order on immigration.

Muslims are critical to American progress

by Dalia Mogahed and John L. Esposito

While the world mourned the savage and senseless loss of innocent life, some capitalized on the attacks in Paris to score political points.
Within hours, Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., tweeted: “How’s that Syrian refugee resettlement look now? How about that mass migration into Europe? Terrorism is alive & well in the world. #No”

Classroom assault reminder of criminalization of black children

By David A. Love

The viral video of a cop’s assault on a 16-year-old African-American girl in a South Carolina classroom exemplifies a disturbing trend. All across America, black children are becoming police brutality victims in school.
The video shows a hulking Richland County Deputy Sheriff Ben Fields wrapping his arms around Shakara’s neck as she sits at her desk in a Columbia, S.C., classroom. He then flips and drags her across the floor. Shakara’s offense was failing to get up after her teacher ordered her to leave because she had not put away her cell phone quickly enough.