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FRESNO, Calif.—President Barack Obama has declared March 31 as Cesar Chavez Day, honoring the late farmworker activist on his birthday. Obama signed the proclamation Wednesday, saying that “Chavez’s legacy provides lessons from which all Americans can learn.” Through non-violent boycotts, marches and fasts, Chavez led a movement to protest the use of harmful pesticides and […]

A 15-year-old Mexican youth stands on the corner talking to two friends. A 17-year-old black teen spots the trio and quickly approaches. He pulls out a knife, demanding the Mexican youth’s iPod while shouting anti-Latino slurs. The 17-year-old flees with the stolen items. The victim’s two companions, who are African-American, are unharmed.

The Center for Responsible Lending-a non-profit research and public policy group-released a study, this week, focused on the racial makeup of foreclosures in California. It found that Latinos have experienced notably higher foreclosure rates than non-Hispanic borrowers in the state.