Orgullo Latinx is a new collaboration between the Latino Research Center (LRC) at the University of Nevada, Reno, and OUR Center, to support and provide resources to the northern Nevada LGBTQIA+ community, primarily those who identify as Latinx or Hispanic. On July 6, in the heart of the Wells Avenue district, the group held its… [Read More]
It is possible that we have racist members of our family, even if we don’t want to admit it. Our abuelita might not realize it when she points at every African-American passerby and feels the need to comment. Or the tío who tends to assumes someone’s transgression is related to their skin color or race…. [Read More]
Presidential candidate Tom Steyer visited Latino-run small businesses in the Midtown area of Reno late-January and stumped about his economic plan. He also said that President Donald Trump has “targeted Latinos in a racist agenda. The business man said that “Latinos are also American citizens who care a great deal about being able to earn… [Read More]
KUNR’s bilingual student reporter Andrew Mendez has been looking into the unique obstacles Latinx students may face when they enter college. Along with reporting on the hurdles, he’s been researching potential solutions on the local level. He joined our news director Michelle Billman to share his findings.
Nearly one in five students at the University of Nevada, Reno identifies as Latinx. Latinx is a gender-neutral term for Latino. Often, these students are first generation or “first gen” college students and face a unique set of challenges when it comes to retainment and support. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez explores.
As an effort to increase and sustain diversity, the University of Nevada, Reno has added two new dorm wings this school year, specifically for Latinx and LGBTQ+ students. Latinx is a gender neutral term for describing Latinos. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez has this report.
Approximately 38.5 percent of Spanish-speakers in Washoe County speak very little English, which raises concerns on the lack of Spanish-speaking healthcare workers in the area.
A rise in enrollment in the SNAP program has contributed significantly to a decrease in the food insecure population in Washoe County and Nevada over the past decade. However, new federal rules threaten access to SNAP, especially for lower income communities despite evidence that the program is net positive.
Falsehoods online spread six times faster than the truth, according to a recent MIT study. For a Hispanic community specifically, the falsehoods and “fake news,” both online and off, tend to center around immigration issues and include false reports of ICE targets, or raids, seeking to arrest undocumented immigrants.
When the mention of diversity pops up, many often look towards different races, genders, and sexualities, but diversity in backgrounds is rarely considered. We all grew up differently and after my meeting with Dr. Pathak, I knew that the differences in how we grew up can affect the perspective we have when working on projects.