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What is State Question 755? Here's more

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| The AtlanticWire has a roundup of stories on Oklahoma's State Question 755, an until-recently obscure ballot initiative in the Sooner State that, if approved by voters, would prohibit the state's courts from using international law or Islamic Sharia law when making rulings.

In the news this morning: Little change in AZ post-SB 1070, ethnic voters in California races, immigrants gaining jobs, more

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Ariz. immigration law three months later: no arrests - USA Today After a federal court judge prevented key portions from going into effect, SB 1070 has failed to live up to opponents' fears and supporters' hopes.

On Halloween and ethnicity, commodified

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Halloween is nearly upon us, which means it must be time to, er, don an afro wig, a sombrero and fake mustache, or a Kim Jong Il costume? Nah, not so much.

Pew survey: Political backlash has Latinos divided on immigration issues, worried about discrimination

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The results of a new national survey from the Pew Hispanic Center show the political backlash against illegal immigration creating divisions on a number of issues among Latinos (including between those who are immigrants and those who are native-born) and prompting worries about discrimination.

In the news this morning: Anti-immigrant backlash, the Sanchez-Tran race, private prison industry's link to SB 1070, more

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More U.S. Latinos say they face discrimination - The Washington Post Nearly two thirds of Latinos surveyed as part of a new study believe they are being discriminated as part of a backlash over illegal immigration.

Quote of the moment: Michelle Obama on the influence of Latino voters

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“The Latino community will be huge in these elections, they were huge two years ago…Because two years ago this community turned out, things were surprisingly different.”

'They Keep Coming' in a 'Wave'

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLIzzs2HHgY

Voto Latino's Rosario Dawson on the Patt Morrison show

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This afternoon's Patt Morrison show on 89.3 KPCC will feature an interview with Rosario Dawson, the actress who in 2004 co-founded Voto Latino, a non-partisan voter outreach organization that targets young Latinos, in particular those who are U.