On this week's Latinx roundtable: How will more flexibility regarding bilingual education affect classrooms in Massachusetts? Why is the attack on a Los Angeles street vendor reverberating nationwide? And what's in a name: Why would La Raza become UnidosUS? We also take a deep-dive into the recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling on ICE and discuss a sweet and funny short film exploring the lives of two queer, elderly Latinas.
- Julio Ricardo Varela, co-host of the “In The Thick” podcast, Latino USA contributor and founder of Latino Rebels. Follow Julio on Twitter.
- Irene Mata, the Barbara Morris Caspersen associate professor of humanities and associate professor of women’s and gender studies at Wellesley College.
Stories we discussed in this roundtable:
- Boston Globe: Lawmakers hope to undo English-only education in Mass.
- WGBH News: LISTEN: State Senate Scraps English-Immersion Learning
- Reuters: Massachusetts cannot hold immigrants so U.S. can detain them: state top court
- Latino USA: Read the Entire Court Ruling From Massachusetts That Rejected Certain ICE Detainers
- NBC News: Survey: Latino Leaders’ Views On NCLR Name Change Differ by Subgroup
- Remezcla: After Video of Elotero Being Attacked Goes Viral, Here’s How His LA Community Is Rallying to Help
- Huffington Post: This Short Film About Two Queer Latinx Elders Will Melt Your Heart