Conversations around race and disability often get left out of schools.
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Students with disabilities do better when they remain in general education classes, but systemic bias often leads them to be placed in separate classrooms, a special education researcher writes.
Clues to solve the paradox have emerged from an unlikely place.
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The words that doctors choose during a consultation – and even the verb tense – can help or hurt a patient dealing with a difficult diagnosis.
Children can help make grocery lists and confirm the parent has bought everything on the list.
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Grocery shopping and family meals are prime opportunities to build reading and math skills – particularly for young Latino children, a new study finds.
Hip-hop education helps students from all backgrounds learn.
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In recognition of National Hip Hop History Month, The Conversation presents four articles that deal with how educators and rappers are taking hip-hop from concerts to classrooms.
The mass-marketing of the Day of the Dead is evident in the costumes that people buy for the day.
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A Mexican-American scholar writes that in the 1700s, Day of the Dead generated the largest annual market in Mexico City.
Identity and race play significant factors in the first-year experiences of Latina teachers in the U.S.
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Dicey cultural situations and power struggles await Latina teachers in America’s schools.
American executives only represent a fraction of the workforce.
Hispanic Americans make up just 4.3% of executive positions. They are 17% of the labor force, the largest of any racial minority group.
Adriana Briscoe, in the greenhouse with a blue morpho, University of California, Irvine, June 2019.
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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.
Pro-statehood supporters at the seaside Capitol in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Over the years, Puerto Ricans have in fact been granted three different types of U.S. citizenship, but questions about their rights and equal treatment as citizens still remain.
Schoolchildren play on a New York subway.
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Nine out of 10 rural places experienced increases in diversity from 1990 to 2010. Data show a more diverse future is guaranteed across all of America, and there’s no going back.
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.
Trump supporters at a rally in Grand Junction, Colorado.
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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.
Clinton at a campaign stop in Atlanta City Hall in February.
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Polls show Trump and Hillary in a dead heat in the Peach State this year. An expert on Southern politics examines the possibility of Georgia turning blue.
All the anti-immigrant rabble-rousing appears to be backfiring.
Sesame Street isn’t only a television show.
A recent study concluded that children who watched Sesame Street in the 1970s fared better in school. Why?
Juan Felipe Herrera.
The latest US Poet Laureate is known for work that re-thinks what it means to be American.
Popular Latino musicians like Café Tacvba didn’t make an appearance.
At an event that bills itself as ‘the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today,’ one of the fastest-growing, youngest and most tech-savvy segments of the population was largely ignored.
La Llorona Durmiente, oil on canvas, 2012
For more than 500 years, she has wandered, weeping and searching without rest. A ghostly woman in white who is said to have murdered her children, she is doomed to roam the earth, searching for their lost…
President Obama addresses the American Latino Heritage Forum in Washington last year.
In the first of The Conversation’s video explainer series - produced in collaboration with SBS Online - Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney discusses the importance…