Jairo Ramos

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Baseball's Demographic Shifts Bring Cultural Complexities

Friday, April 18, 2014

This week, baseball fans celebrated Jackie Robinson Day, 67 years after Robinson became the first black player to participate in a Major League Baseball game. Coincidentally (or not), the racial, ethnic and cultural dynamics of the sport today are the topics of much discussion in this week's news.

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Kima Jones, On Black Bodies And Being A Black Woman Who Writes

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

April is National Poetry Month — and at Code Switch, we like poems. We will be exploring a set of broad issues of race and ethnicity in modern poetry for the duration of the month.

Kima Jones, an emerging poet, has developed a a strong presence in the literary world ...


To Some English-Speakers, Soccer Matches Sound Better In Spanish

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

This year was never about the Olympics.

For most people in the world — and for young Americans especially — 2014 is all about the World Cup in Brazil, which is now just 78 days away.

For decades, the World Cup has been transmitted in America in two ...


A Native American Tribe Hopes Digital Currency Boosts Its Sovereignty

Friday, March 07, 2014

There's a lot of talk about virtual currencies lately — how they work, economic implications and whether they're safe. But now a Native American tribe is using a bitcoin-like currency to help strengthen its sovereignty.

In South Dakota, the Oglala Lakota Nation has become the first Native American tribe to ...


Hispanics Struggle To Graduate: An Issue of School Choice?

Monday, March 03, 2014

Angela Barba was the first in her immediate family to graduate from high school. And when the time came for her son Robert to follow in her footsteps, she says, she found herself overwhelmed.

"I had no idea how I was going to get him into college," she says.

Angela, ...


Americans Think Illegal Immigrants Should Stay — And Leave

Saturday, March 01, 2014

For the American public, illegal immigration is a mixed-feeling situation.

According to a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center, most Americans think undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country — but, nearly half of them also say they are satisfied with the recent ...