TopLinks: Mexican/Latin Americans

My Sistahs
This site is for and by women of color and serves as a community forum for topics in health, gender, culture, and body image. Read essays on the role of women in hip-hop vs. self-esteem, and access information about the myths of body size and eating disorders.

National Council of La Raza
The National Council of La Raza aims "to reduce poverty and discrimination and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans." This site has extensive information on the census, civil rights, economic mobility, education, farm workers, foreign policy, health, housing and economic development, and immigration, as well as bibliographical references for further reading.

National Immigration Law Center
This site provides information about recent developments in the immigration debate and the NILC’s dedication to helping low-income immigrants. With a focus on research, litigation, and building coalitions, the NILC publishes a newsletter, Immigrants' Rights Update, and provides links to information on such current issues as the California Dream Act and ways to become involved in advocacy and services at the center.

Novelist Junot Diaz Weaves Cultures and Languages
Acclaimed author Junot Diaz speaks with the News Hour’s Jeffrey Brown about his early life and about winning the Pulitzer Prize. The PBS web site includes audio, video, and a print transcript of the interview.

Search Latino provides links to sites about Latinos in the arts, technology, education, music, politics, and other fields.

United Farm Workers of America
Referenced in Bryan Welch’s article, “Putting a Stop to Slave Labor,” this labor union is an organization of predominately Mexican American farm workers.