Honduran migrant Vicky Chavez with her daughter Issabella on May 31, 2018 in the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, where she sought protection from deportation in late 2017.
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
The number of migrants living in churches has spiked recently in anticipation of threatened immigration raids, but churches have long protected refugees in an act of faith-based civil disobedience.
Adriana Briscoe, in the greenhouse with a blue morpho, University of California, Irvine, June 2019.
Wes Koseki - UCI School of Biological Sciences
A scientist explains how she got a glimpse into the secret world of butterflies and her hopes of encouraging more Latinos to enter the field of science.
Dogs can connect neighbors, but in multicultural areas they can also reinforce racial barriers.
American cities are getting more diverse, but neighbors of different races don't necessarily socialize with each other. A sociologist in North Carolina discovered one surprising reason why.
Hispanic voters are not a monolith.
Hispanics oppose Trump's immigration policies in larger numbers than the rest of the population. But their opinions are divided sharply across partisan lines.
Democrat Beto O'Rourke won 63 percent of Latino voters in Texas, exit polls show, and Latinos seem to have voted in record numbers. But it wasn’t enough to win.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
Record high Latino participation shows this growing voter segment will turn out for parties and politicians who tackle issues they care about. That's a big lesson for 2020 – and not just for Dems.
Latinos make up 12 percent of all registered voters in the US, but less than half vote regularly.
AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File
Latinos are less likely than other Americans to vote in November, new polling shows. Here's why Democrats shouldn't expect a Latino blue wave to swing the midterms in their favor.
Research has shown African-Americans get fewer job callbacks than whites.
A new study suggests perceptions of how strongly people of color identify with their race can have a big impact on their job prospects and how much money they earn.
Latinos make up 12 percent of people eligible to vote in the 2018 midterm elections.
Democrats hoping that Latinos will punish the Republican Party for Trump's immigration policies haven't looked hard enough at the demographics, location and concerns of these 27.3 million voters.
If a news report mentions a shooter’s tough childhood, chances are he’s white.
White shooters are nearly 95 percent more likely to have their crimes attributed to mental illness than black shooters.
Many authors born in Latin America have produced some of their finest work while living in the United States.
Spanish-speaking writers have made exceptional contributions to American literature. Here are the best Latin American and Latino authors you probably haven't heard of.
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.
Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP
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.