Engage: Cultural costumes and 'anti-Latino' rhetoric
An Ohio University group launched its "Not a costume" campaign before Halloween.
October 25th, 2011
12:11 PM ET

Engage: Cultural costumes and 'anti-Latino' rhetoric

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College group launches campaign against culturally insensitive Halloween costumes
“STARS, a student organization at Ohio University, created a series of posters just in time for Halloween. In one, a Latino man holds up a picture of a white guy wearing a handlebar mustache, sombrero and poncho. There’s a stuffed donkey attached to the front, so that he looks like he’s riding it. Similar posters feature an Asian woman, a black woman, an Arab man and a Native American man. Across the top of each poster, the text says, 'We’re a culture, not a costume. This is not who I am, and this is not okay.'” - Arizona Daily Wildcat

Latino leader quits largest Texas GOP group due to 'anti-Latino' rhetoric
“Lauro Garza, head of Somos Republicans ... said he made his decision after Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain proposed building an electrified fence across the U.S.-Mexico border that could kill those crossing illegally.” - Huffington Post Latino Voices

Delta Sigma Theta sorority alumnae sexually assaulted
“Texas police are hunting for a man they believe broke into the homes of four former members of the same sorority, then sexually assaulted them.” - CNN

'Golf's Jackie Robinson' to be inducted in Hall of Fame
Charlie “Sifford, who will be inducted Tuesday into the Southern California Golf Assn. Hall of Fame, spoke Monday in tones that were as caustic as they were conciliatory. Amid his contentment there are still scars, there is still pain, still so much to pass down.” - Los Angeles Times

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