The U.S. Supreme Court will rule this month on legislation that forces police to scrutinize Latinos, both immigrants and citizens. President Barack Obama has deported 1.5 million people. And 41 states are attempting to limit the voting rights of young people and minorities.
In "Crossing the Line," Village Voice Media offers a short collection of viewpoints and artwork to honor the passing of the American dream.
Civil rights activists who cry foul can't expect much help from a hostile Supreme Court and a feckless Obama administration.
Republicans in Florida and dozens of other states have passed or introduced laws restricting the vote, and more than 5 million voters —largely nonwhite — could be kept from the polls.
Don't worry too much about S.B. 1070. Have another taco.
With deportations up under Obama and other states going the way of Arizona, Latino activists turn to civil disobedience.