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July 23rd 2012:Hate Speech – The Latino Congreso Response

What is hate speech? Who is harmed, and how? When do words jump on a train that can lead to discrimination and violence? The inflammatory programing and radio talk with anti-Latino themes requires a response. What can anyone do? It appears that too many companies, media outlets, and organizations have some catching up to respect a culture of people who have lived in the Americas longer than most. Should companies be responsible or held accountable for hate speech? The Latino community has over $1 Trillion per year of spending power, and can decide where it will go. Is there a Latino organ

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Alex Nogales

Elected President of the NHMC in the late nineties, Alex tirelessly advocates for the Latino community. He led boycotts against advertisers of the “Howard Stern” radio show when Stern offended the Latino community and family of the late singing star, Selena Quintanilla-Perez. Under Nogales’ leadership, the NHMC filed over 50 petitions to deny FCC broadcast licenses, and one against a Spanish-language radio company for encouraging pornographic programming. Nogales led demonstrations against ABC and parent company, Disney, for lack of diversity and apparent exclusion of American Latinos from jobs. Alex was instrumental in the signing of a Memoranda of Understanding with NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox.
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