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Quote of the moment: 'Some of you look a little more Asian to me'

| "...I don’t know that all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me. I don’t know that."

Interesting take on Disney workers' hijab and the mainstreaming of Muslim culture

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It's been a few weeks since I last wrote about Noor Abdallah and Imane Boudial, the two Muslim women working at the Disneyland resort in Anaheim who were pressuring their employer for the right to wear hijab at work.

An interactive map of Latino voters

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The Pew Hispanic Center has released a new interactive map of the Latino electorate, illustrating the percentage of eligible Latino voters by state.

In the news this morning: The PA hate crime conviction, the EPA and communities of color, a birthright citizenship bill, more

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Soul-searching in Shenandoah - Opinion - The Times-Tribune On the conviction last week of two young Pennsylvania men for the hate-crime beating death of undocumented immigrant Luis Ramirez in 2008.

American snapshot: Bell

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And no, this photo has nothing to do with Bell's political corruption scandal, even if that's what I was writing about when I took it.

The conversation over 'illegals' and 'illegal' immigrants continues

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The debate this week over using the term "illegals" to refer to immigrants who have entered the country or overstayed their visas illegally continues. And reading the comments beneath a series of posts on ColorLines, The American Prospect, The Washington Post and other sites has been fascinating, a bit like being a fly on the wall at a gathering where a heated debate is taking place among the guests.

Ozomatli's get-out-the-vote single

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L.A.'s Ozomatli has jumped into get-out-the-vote efforts with a new bilingual single titled "Respeto," Spanish for "respect," released yesterday as part of a joint project with the National Council of La Raza.

In the news this morning: Bilingualism and brain power, hate crime conviction in PA, Secure Communities and 287(g), more

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Can bilingualism improve your brain's multitasking power? - Los Angeles Times Weighing the benefits of raising children bilingually from an early age.