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The Importance of Inclusive Language
A white dry erase board that says, "Hello, my pronouns are" in rainbow marker.

The Importance of Inclusive Language

Language is a tool of resistance and movement building that is always shifting to include people from diverse communities and backgrounds.

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Unpacking the Term Hispanic and the Homogenizing of Diasporas
Slightly discolored, vintage-looking maps in blue and reddish-beige are scattered across a table.

Unpacking the Term Hispanic and the Homogenizing of Diasporas

Hispanic and Latino have been used to describe people with roots in Spain or Latin America, but the terms blur multiple diasporas’ experiences and identities.

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Rally for Afro-Latino representation.

The Dominican Republic and Haiti share an island in the Caribbean, and there are many racial, ethnic, and cultural similarities between the two nations. Though most Dominicans in the DR identify as mixed-race, the overwhelming majority of Dominicans, like Haitians, are Black by American racial standards (Black Excellence). About half of the population of the gentrifying neighborhood of Washington Heights, Manhattan, where In the Heights is set, is Dominican (U.S. Census Bureau). Washington Heights comprises one of the largest immigrant communities from the Dominican Republic within the U.S. (Furman Center). Unfortunately, In the Heights wildly misrepresents the Dominicans living in this culturally significant neighborhood, continuing a trend where Afro-Latinos are ignored on screen.

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Support unaccompanied minors.
A young person carrying life savers near the shore of the ocean.

Support unaccompanied minors.

As an unaccompanied minor who traveled to the U.S. to seek refuge, Sergio shares the story of his journey – and how we can support other youths forced to make the same decision.

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