Latinos On the Big Screen, But Not Behind the Scenes

By Jessica Valoris Oct 17, 2006

The RaceWire Beat – 10.17.06 Latinos On the Big Screen, But Not Behind the Scenes As Hollywood goes after the Latino American market, the effort is hurt by a lack of executives and creative professionals from the ethnic group. Race Gap Persists in Health Screening Study challenges accuracy of self-reporting, suggesting that the racial gap in health screenings remains, despite data that indicates otherwise. Wanted by FBI: Arabic Speakers The FBI only has 33 agents who possess even limited proficiency in Arabic, and struggles to attract or position its already proficient Arabic speakers to deal with terrorists. From Fish Sauce to Salsa — New Orleans Vietnamese Adapt to Influx of Latinos Remaining members of a close-knit Vietnamese community devastated by Hurricane Katrina are learning to navigate cultural and linguistic differences with their new Latino neighbors. The RaceWire Beat is a digest of the day’s top news stories on race and politics collected by the staff at ColorLines magazine.