March on Washington Against Racism; Not Enough Hispanic History in Texas Schools

By The News Nov 19, 2007

MTV launches new Arabic channel MTV has recently launched a new service, MTV Arabia, estimated to reach to out to 36 million households. The service will provide Arabic music videos along with current MTV programming that has been adapted for Arab viewers. Reagan’s True Legacy Revealed By Racist Rhetoric Paul Krugman opines in the New York Times that Ronald Regan’s contribution to conservatism should not gloss over the ways in which the Republican party’s hero used racist rhetoric and images of the "welfare queen" to sway Southern white men to the party. New York Times. Lack of Hispanic history in schools worries some Although Texas’ public school system is 45% Hispanic, state officials believe that the state’s school curriculum is not providing students with enough on the historical contributions of Hispanics. El Paso Times. In U.S. Name Count, Garcias Are Catching Up With Joneses According to a new study released by the United States Census Bureau, for the first time ever, two Hispanic surnames have made listed in the top ten most common American surnames. Although Smith remains number one, Garcia (number 8) and Rodriguez (number 9) have made a significant jump from 2000. New York Times. Hate Crime March Held At Freedom Plaza This past Friday, civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III led a crowd of thousands; mostly black, marching from Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., calling for an end to racial discrimination and hate crimes within the country.