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Russell Contreras


Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by Russell:

What is critical race theory

The rebranding of critical race theory has led to the removal of books about conventional civil rights figures. → Read More

Florida school district brings back banned Roberto Clemente book

The pulling of the book showed the confusion that GOP-led bans on "divisive concepts" have caused among educators. → Read More

Reimagining Shakespeare through Latino and Indigenous lenses

Scholars all over the world have in recent years examined how race and gender intersect in Shakespeare's work. → Read More

Florida school district pulls children's book on Roberto Clemente

The pulling of "Roberto Clemente: The Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates" is part of a larger purge of books happening nationally. → Read More

HIstorians fight against misinformation in U.S. history in new book

"Myth America" tackles historical misinformation masks as patriotism through a series of essays by historians. → Read More

The next critical race theory fights

The battle against critical race theory is not letting up in public schools across the country. → Read More

Voting in county jails growing but still difficult

Those in county jails are too poor to post bail and are eligible to vote yet access is a problem. → Read More

Unsanctioned Saints to help with love and crime grow in popularity in Mexico and the U.S.

Some alienated Latinos are turning to unsanctioned Saints for spiritual guidance around love, crime, and money. → Read More

DeSantis campaigns in New Mexico as GOP makes bold governor bet

The state is one of the GOP's best opportunities to flip a Democratic governorship. → Read More

New Mexico teachers quit classroom to open marijuana dispensary

The women are among a small number of Latinas in the U.S. who have opened dispensaries → Read More

Post-Roe abortion access limits could overwhelm U.S. foster care systems

Post-Roe, it could get worse. → Read More

Exclusive poll: Majority of Latinos support Trump-era COVID border policy

It's a fresh data point reflecting the complex views Latino voters have on immigration. → Read More

More Pride organizers banning police from participating in annual parades

Police shootings of Black Americans and the historic fact that Stonewall was a riot against police have Pride events rethinking police participation. → Read More

As inflation keeps rising, more small-time thefts count as felonies

What you steal and the penalties you face vary broadly based on where you live. → Read More

GOP Sen. Tim Scott attacks public schools "for teaching kids that they are oppressors"

Portions of the significant speech obtained by Axios show Scott attempting to portray conservatives as protectors of the American experience. → Read More

GOP candidates double down on anti-immigrant rhetoric

Candidates from Nevada to Ohio are stepping up attacks on undocumented immigrants despite warnings the strategy may backfire. → Read More

Exclusive poll: Inflation hits Latino support for Democrats

The latest Axios-Ipsos Latino Poll shows inflation has replaced COVID-19 as the top concern. → Read More

The Latino groups backing Ketanji Brown Jackson for Supreme Court

Advocates see Jackson, who would be the first Black woman to serve on the high court, as an ally on critical civil rights issues. → Read More

Democrats to lose more ground among Hispanic voters, operatives warn

Democrats had hoped it might be a phenomenon specific to the Trump era. But new polling shows it accelerating. → Read More

The rise of white nationalist Hispanics

Experts say the far-right extremism among some Latino residents stems from those identifying as white and anti-Black sentiment. → Read More