Adrian Florido

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Latino Community In Orlando Bands Together In Wake Of Massacre

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The majority of the victims of the shootings in Orlando, Fla., were Latino. This bilingual and strong bicultural community is struggling but banding together.


Racial Awakening, Pride And Fear: One Latino Perspective On 'The Obama Effect'

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Growing up as the son of Mexican immigrants, Pablo Ramirez never really thought about race. For him, the Obama years meant finding pride and a new awareness of his own racial identity in college.


Obama Effect Triggers More Nuanced Conversations On Race

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Mexican-American family considers how differences in generations, citizenship and upbringing affect what it means to be American, and how that's evolved during the Obama administration.


How The Obama Presidency Has — Or Hasn't — Shaped Latino Identity: You Weighed In

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Our most recent #NPRObamaEffect chat explored how — or whether — the Obama years have shaped how Latino communities and people across the country think about identity today.


The 'Obama Effect' And Latino Identity: Join Our Twitter Chat

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Join us on Friday, March 18 for a Twitter conversation on how Latino identity has evolved over the past eight years, using #NPRObamaEffect.


An Emerging Entry In America's Multiracial Vocabulary: 'Blaxican'

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

When Melissa Adams and her sister were growing up in Lynwood, near Compton, Calif., their black father and Mexican mother taught them to be proud of all aspects of their identity: They were black, and they were Mexican.

At home, that came easy. Publicly, it was harder. Consider the time ...


Photos: 3 Very Different Views Of Japanese Internment

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

An exhibit at LA's Skirball Cultural Center features photos that three photographers — Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams and Toyo Miyatake — took at the Manzanar internment camp.


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 ...