Postcard of the Napa State Hospital in Napa, Calif., circa 1905. Over 1,900 Californians were recommended for sterilization while patients here.
The collection of Alex Wellerstein
About 20,000 Californians were once sterilized under state eugenics laws. New research shows Latinos were disproportionately targeted. Is there any opportunity today to address these wrongs?
Political arguments against high Latino immigration into the U.S. often play on fears that Spanish is pushing out English in American society. It’s not.
Spanish is not overtaking English in the US, despite political fearmongering. In fact, due to the 'three-generation pattern,' Spanish speaking in immigrant families tends to decline over time.
EMILY’s List helps elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates to office.
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak
Research shows that married women tend not to relate as much to other women. This makes a big difference when a woman is on the ballot.
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 3, 2012.
AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo
Hawaii was the last state to join the Union. It didn’t happen without a lot of political dealmaking.
Former Agriprocessors employee Jonas Ordenes, center, at a prayer vigil in Postville, Iowa on May 12, 2009, the anniversary of the 2008 immigration raid at the plant that ended with 389 arrests.
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
The stress of immigration enforcement has implications for health.
Residents take part in the Olympic Flame torch relay in Gravata, Pernambuco state, Brazil, May 31, 2016.
Being Brazilian in the US means navigating an identity that doesn't neatly fit into a single check-box, and can be perceived in vastly different ways depending on what part of the country you're in.
Hillary Clinton supporters at a Clinton watch party in Austin, Texas.
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How southern accents, Puerto Ricans and bias at the polls could change the map of traditional swing states as we know it.
Donald Trump's racist appeals to white fear may have doomed his campaign – and his party.
Trump supporters at a rally in Grand Junction, Colorado.
AP Photo/Brennan Linsley
A survey of voters shows white racial identity is on the rise. Psychologists explain how it's affecting the presidential election and how it will change American politics of the future.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles volunteer talks to voter Jessica Romero, 53, about the election.
Is xenophobic rhetoric enough to get Latinos to turn out in large numbers? An expert on Latino politics explains.
Doctors are turning to digital devices for medical records, but Latinos lag in use of portals to access them.
Patient portals are fast becoming a way of health care life in the U.S., but they are leaving an important group behind. Latinos are much less likely to use portals than non-Latinos.
A win in Puerto Rico suggests good things for Clinton in Florida during the general election.
Puerto Ricans can't vote in the general election, but the way they vote in the primary can predict how well a candidate will do with a key demographic.
Latino leaders and immigration reform supporters in Colorado.
Stereotypes have consequences for the mobility of young Latinos, a growing segment of our population whose integration is critical to the social and economic vitality of the United States.