Nearly Half Of Republicans Would Be Bothered Hearing Foreign Language Spoken In US

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From The Hill:

Close to half of white Republicans in the United States said they would be bothered if they heard someone speak a foreign language in public in a new survey released by the Pew Research Center on Wednesday.

According to the new survey, 47 percent of white respondents who identified as Republican or Republican-leaning said they would be bothered “some” or “a lot” by a person speaking a language in public that was not English.

By contrast, only 18 percent white respondents who identified as Democrat or Democrat-leaning said they would be bothered.

Fifty-eight percent of white Democrats said that they wouldn’t be bothered at all by hearing someone speak in a foreign language in a public. Twenty-six percent of white Republicans also answered the same.

Outside of political modifiers, the survey found that 34 percent of all white respondents said they would be bothered hearing people speak in a foreign language in public.

First Latino LGBTQ Talkshow To Debut This Fall On LATV

First Latino LGBTQ Talkshow To Debut This Fall On LATV
Patrick Gomez, Enrique Sapene and Alexander Rodriguez of LATV’s ‘Glitterbomb’

LATV Network – the original national, bicultural television network – is making history as it launches its new, groundbreaking weekly talkshow, Glitterbomb, set to premiere this fall.

According to press materials, Glitterbomb is “an explosive pop-culture talk show hosted by an entirely gay, Latino, Hollywood-insider panel featuring “Entertainment Weekly” senior editor Patrick Gomez, actor Enrique Sapene and iHeartRadio personality Alexander Rodriguez.”

Combining experience from the worlds of radio, acting and journalism, the English-language show will offer insight into A-lister life from a decidedly queer Latino perspective.

With a festive and unique flavor, the show promises no subject will be too hot to handle and no scandal too spicy to dig into.

Produced at LATV’s state-of-the-art HD studios in Los Angeles, Glitterbomb plans to offer the latest in pop culture news and trends; insider looks at the latest celebrity hot spots and events; as well as some of the biggest names in entertainment.

“We could not be happier that LATV has given three gay Latinos a platform as big as Glitterbomb,” co-hosts Gomez, Rodriguez, and Sapene say in a joint statement. “But we hope that people of all races, genders, and orientations will see a bit of themselves in our show — or, at the very least, have a good time watching it!”

LATV is the only remaining Latino-owned TV network in the Hispanic television space. Its programming primarily targets U.S.-born Latinos and the coveted bicultural 18-49 Latino demographic, with content that features originally-produced shows in Los Angeles, as well as licensed content that has never before been seen in the U.S.

For more go to www.LATV.com.

Latino Trump Supporter Warns Of “Taco Trucks On Every Corner”

If you were wondering why #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner has been trending for hours on Twitter, here you go.

Via Business Insider:

The founder of the group “Latinos for Trump” made an unconventional argument for Donald Trump’s immigration plan during an appearance on MSNBC Thursday night.

Marco Gutierrez, in an interview with host Joy Reid, described Latino culture as “imposing” and “dominant,” and suggested that without the GOP presidential nominee’s 10-point plan to overhaul the United States’ immigration policies, there might be “taco trucks on every corner.”

“I don’t even know what that means, and I’m almost too afraid to ask,” Reid responded.

Fortunately, the folks at the Washington Post can explain JUST what that means.

As most of you know, a taco truck is a box truck with a kitchen in the back that serves Mexican food. And it turns out this could very well be the employment answer we’ve been looking for.

The Washington Post crunched the numbers and guesstimates that there are about 3.2 million intersections in America. If you put one taco truck per intersection, staffed with the usual three employees, that results in 9.6 million jobs!

Tequila!

If you assume that three people work in each truck, that’s 9.6 million new jobs created. The labor force in August was 159.4 million, with 144.6 million employed. Adding 9.6 million taco truck workers would help America reach nearly full employment — and that’s just the staffing in the trucks. Think about all of the ancillary job creation: mechanics, gas station workers, Mexican food truck management executives. We’d likely need to increase immigration levels just to meet the demand.

Donald Trump’s Language Towards Latinos Makes Ricky Martin’s Blood “Boil”

Music superstar Ricky Martin is fed up with Donald Trump’s attacks and demeaning tone towards the Latino community, and he’s not going to stay quiet about it.

In a spanish language op-ed (translated on Billboard.com), Martin unleashes his displeasure over The Donald’s harassment that Martin says makes his “blood boil.”

“The fact that an individual like Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidency of the United States for the Republican party, has the audacity to continue to gratuitously harass the Latin community makes my blood boil.

When did this character assume he could make comments that are racist, absurd, and above all incoherent and ignorant about us Latinos?

From the beginning his intention was transparent: basically tell barbarities and lies to remain relevant in the public opinion, for votes or simply to stay on the media’s radar.

Yesterday’s episode against journalist Jorge Ramos, one of the most beloved and respected Latinos in world media, has gotten to the point of enough is enough.

Jorge Ramos was doing HIS JOB as a journalist at a press conference in which he appeared freely and democratically, representing one of the most important Latin television networks in the world and with the same right to freely exercise his profession as all other journalists.

But this new character in American politics verbally attacks him and ejects him from the press conference.

This action from Trump doesn’t surprise me, what does surprise me is that as Hispanics we continue to accept the aggressions and accusations of people like him who attack our dignity.

Enough is enough!

If we are united for some things we should be united for others. We have already shown the United States who we are and we cannot allow this behavior.

We have to defeat the power that Trump pretends to have over Latinos, anchored in low rhetoric and xenophobic speech, which his campaign team is convinced works for him.

Let’s show that our Latin race is to be respected, let’s not allow a political hopeful to plant his campaign in insult and humiliation. Let’s demand respect for those first generations of Latinos who came to the United States and opened a path for us. We have fought for every right that we have today.

Xenophobia as a political strategy is the lowest you can go in search of political power.

This is an issue that unites us and we need to battle it together, not just for us but for the evolution of humanity and those to come.”

Donald Trump Tweets And Deletes Attack On Jeb Bush’s Immigration Stance

July 4th, Donald Trump shared the above on Twitter.

And then, being so courageous and steadfast, quickly deleted it.

This was basically in response to Jeb Bush’s criticism of Trump now famous racist remarks during his “campaign launch.”

Bush has since has this to say about Trump’s icky perspective on Latino immigrants:

“He’s doing this to inflame and incite and to draw attention, which seems to be the organizing principle of his campaign,” Bush said. “To make these extraordinarily ugly kind of comments is not reflective of the Republican Party.”

11 year old Sebastien De La Cruz shrugs off his National Anthem critics

So, I’m sure many of your have seen this in the news cycle lately.

11-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz has had the honor of singing the national anthem prior to Game 3 and Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals. While the young Mexican-American boy is living out a dream while showing pride for his heritage, believe it or not, ignorant folks out in the faceless Twitterland have trashed the choice of the young singer because of his appearance and heritage.

De La Cruz is American, not that it should matter; and his choice of costume out of respect for the rich Hispanic population in San Antonio. De La Cruz singing the anthem is an honor, and he knocks it out of the park.

The Spurs and NBA thought so much of Sebastien that they asked him back for Game 4 to sing again.

And yes, he knows what people are saying. But, in what is a testament to his character at such a young age, he shrugs it off.

“It’s not really what other people think about you. It’s what you think about yourself,” Sebastien said.

In case you missed it, below is Sebastien’s 2nd performance of the National Anthem at Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

Rock on, Sebastien.

Poll: 60 percent of Latinos support marriage equality

A new NBC Latino/IBOPE Zogby survey reveals that a solid majority of Latinos support marriage equality:

“Thirty eight percent said they disagree and 31 percent said they did so strongly…The statistics don’t mean there is complete acceptance of gays by Latinos, however. When it came to the biggest disappointment a parent would feel regarding their children, 43 percent said it would be if their child became a drug addict. Going to prison was the biggest disappointment for 33 percent of those surveyed. But 10 percent said having a gay child would be their biggest issue, while only 5 percent said a teen pregnancy would be their greatest disappointment.”

(via zack ford)

National Council of La Raza, largest Latino civil rights group, supports marriage equality

Following the recent support of the NAACP, the country’s largest Latino civil rights organization unanimously passed a resolution in support of marriage equality.

Eric Rodriguez, vice president of public policy for the National Council of La Raza, told the Washington Blade that there was very little opposition to the vote, which came just weeks after the NAACP passed a similar measure.

Rodriguez told the Blade that La Raza members believe “that marriage equality is consistent with the mission—the civil rights mission—of our organization.” The group will announce the resolution formally during next month’s annual convention in Las Vegas.

Pew Poll: Majority of Latinos accepting of homosexuality

On the issue of whether homosexuality should be accepted by society, a majority — 59 percent — say that it should. Just 30 percent told pollsters it should be discouraged.

Those numbers line up with the general U.S. public, with 58 percent saying homosexuality should be accepted, and 33 percent saying it should be discouraged.

There is a slight difference by immigrant generation: 53 percent of immigrant Hispanics say it should be accepted, and it jumps to 68 percent among second-generation Hispanics. Like the general public, more Hispanics who are younger say homosexuality should be accepted, with 69 percent of 18- to-29-year-olds and 60 percent of 30- to-49-year-olds telling pollsters that society should not discourage it.

The poll surveyed 1,220 Latino adults Nov. 9-Dec. 7, 2011. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.59 percentage points.

Read more at Politico