Adrian Florido

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Francisco Alarcon, Whose Poetry Explored Chicano Life In The U.S., Dies

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Francisco Alarcon was an important Mexican-American poet who influenced generations of Chicano writers, including the current U.S. poet laureate. Alarcon died of cancer last week.


Latino Reaction Split On Republicans' Spanish Language Message

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Thursday's raucous GOP presidential debate, with its heated rhetoric around the issue of immigration, highlighted some of the challenges Republican Party faces in reaching Latino voters. That was also clear earlier in the week, when Republicans delivered two responses to President Obama's State of the Union address: one ...


'Mi Familia' In Movies: Films Mexican-American Millennials Grew Up On

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

At Code Switch, we like movies. We like to talk about movies. (Apologies to the newscast folks who have to sit near us.) Recently, we got into this big discussion about movies we watched over and over again growing up — not just because they're good, but also because, in ...


The Smithsonian Wants Latino Advertisers To Help Fill A Hole In Its Collection

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Not long ago, Kathleen Franz was sifting through the archives at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Franz is a curator there, and she was working on an exhibit about the history of American advertising.

Specifically, she was looking for items that would help her show the contributions ...


Why Millenials Of Color Can't Get Ahead

Monday, November 30, 2015

Millenials of color — even highly educated ones — are finding it hard to get ahead and build wealth. But why?

In the current issue of Washington Monthly, reporter Mel Jones dives into why the racial wealth gap persists for a generation of young black and brown Americans who've ...


After A Turbulent Week, Mizzou Students Look Ahead

Saturday, November 14, 2015

After a turbulent week spurred by racial tensions at the University of Missouri, students are reflecting and thinking about what changes they hope for next on campus.

On Monday, its president resigned after weeks of protest by black students angry over his handling of racially charged incidents on ...


How Black Students At Mizzou Are Coping With This Week's Threats

Friday, November 13, 2015

After anonymous threats targeting black students at the University of Missouri were posted online Tuesday evening, saying things like, "I'm going to shoot any black people tomorrow, so be ready," the fear on campus grew quickly.

Some black students were so scared that they left their dorms to stay ...


Mizzou's Black Students Cope With Fear Spawned By Death Threats

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The University of Missouri's Black Culture Center has become a hub for black students afraid after Tuesday's death threats. Students are also escorting each other to class and coping in other ways.


How Did Mizzou Protesters Succeed In Forcing President's Resignation?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NPR's Code Switch team explores how the protesters at the University of Missouri were able to organize to achieve their initial demand.


How Franklin, The Black 'Peanuts' Character, Was Born

Friday, November 06, 2015

Until a teacher convinced Charles Schulz to create Franklin, all of Charlie Brown's friends were white.


Stigma Keeps Many Gay Latinos Off HIV Prevention Pill

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Data suggest gay Latinos are less likely to take the drug despite high risk for HIV. Advocates point to one big reason.


Mass Deportation May Sound Unlikely, But It's Happened Before

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

During the Great Depression, up to 2 million Mexicans and Mexican-Americans were expelled from the U.S. Research suggests that more than half were U.S.-born citizens.


Tracing The Shifting Meaning Of 'Alien'

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeatedly referred to "criminal aliens" and "illegal aliens" in the immigration plan he released on Sunday. "Alien," and especially "illegal alien," have become such staples in the vocabulary of conservative pundits and politicians that many immigrant rights advocates now reject those terms as ...


The Evolution Of The Immigration Term: Alien

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump's statements about immigration, including calls to deport "criminal aliens," have fueled the debate about the language used in immigration discussions.


Bernie Sanders Releases Racial Justice Plan After Black Lives Matter Protests

Monday, August 10, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has energized many political progressives, but the Vermont Senator has drawn criticism from the Black Lives Matter movement.


Activists Aim To Expand Reach Of Black Lives Matter Movement

Monday, July 27, 2015

Members want to move beyond the protest hash tag. They met over the weekend in Cleveland with other advocacy groups to talk about how to push for real change in police departments and beyond.


'Black Lives Matter' Activists Meet in Cleveland to Plot Movement's Future

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Black Lives Matter became a powerful digital tool to mobilize thousands of protesters angered over the use of deadly police force in cities across the country. The group will meet on ...


In The Age Of #BlackLivesMatter, The NAACP Tries To Reach A Younger Generation

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The NAACP is holding its annual convention at a time when there are growing questions about the group's relevance to a young generation.


Pushing for a Greener Mexico City

Friday, May 31, 2013

Mexico City is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with close to 20 million people living within its borders. For its residents, it is also an incredibly polluted...