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.


America's War on Mexicans — Embodied in Arizona's S.B. 1070 — Has Gone Too Far

Civil rights activists who cry foul can't expect much help from a hostile Supreme Court and a feckless Obama administration.

Voter Suppression Efforts Could Take Out Barack Obama This Fall

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.

Love the Beans, Hate the Beaner: Even White Supremacists Can't Resist a Good Burrito

Don't worry too much about S.B. 1070. Have another taco.

Disruption, Rebellion and Resistance: Activists Call for Action

With deportations up under Obama and other states going the way of Arizona, Latino activists turn to civil disobedience.

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