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Instead Of A Border Wall, Some Texans Want Parks, Solar Panels Or Levees

A portion of the proposal submitted to the DHS by Lévy Kohlhaas ArchitectureLévy Kohlhaas

A portion of the proposal submitted to the DHS by Lévy Kohlhaas ArchitectureLévy Kohlhaas

As the Trump Administration moves ahead with its plans for a arrier just north of the Rio Grande, Texans are weighing in on how the president should approach the project. And the ideas range from the comical to the practical.

Imagine a kindler and gentler hand on the Texas-Mexico border where federal agents on patrol educate and welcome visitors to America. That happens as people from both sides of the Rio Grande meet at the center of a new, shared border checkpoint to play soccer or maybe watch movies near a farmers market.

Or maybe instead ...

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Latino Day To Focus On State Budget Inequities

 

CandelariaState Representative Juan Candelaria

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The fourth Latino Day, scheduled to take place at the Capitol building in Hartford on Thursday, March 16, will differ from its predecessors by fostering a discussion that goes beyond how proposed cuts in state spending will affect the state’s Latino population to include advocating fiscal policies equitable to all communities of color.

The addition of a series of forums under the heading Diversity in Public Policy: Policy Day for Communities of Color was designed to provide an innovative and fresh look at the impact of the state budget through “multiple voices and lenses of color,” said Ingrid Alvarez, Connecticut director for the ...

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Canton Chants: First Hurt And Outrage – Now Educational Opportunity?

Photo credit: Thomas McDonald for The New York Times

Photo credit: Thomas McDonald for The New York Times

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Bill Sarno/CTLatinoNews.com

First there were the chants, “Trump, Trump, Trump” from students at the predominantly white Canton High School aimed at basketball players from Hartford’s mostly black and Latino Classical Magnet School. This was followed by an apology from Canton, feelings of hurt and disbelief of such racial intolerance among Hartford students and now perhaps an opportunity to use the incident as an educational tool.

Immediately after the incident, the Hartford Public Schools received an apology from the principal of Canton High School and supportive messages from the suburban town’s students and families. Also, in ...

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