The Paisano

La Cantera resort employees punished for speaking Spanish

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Jose Chapa

October 18, 2018

A lawsuit was filed on Monday, Sept. 24, alleging that Hispanic employees at La Cantera Resort & Spa were ridiculed, punished, demoted and even fired for speaking Spanish. Employees worked under a no Spanish policy, where they were not allowed to speak the language anywhere on the property. Some...

Locked into discrimination

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Anthony Saldana

October 18, 2018

“If there were someone armed in my school, I would have been the first one gone,” said a terrified student from Stafford County Middle School. Phrases like this have been said countless times after school shootings like Columbine High School, Santa Fe High School, Alpine High School and countless...

The rainbow isn’t perfect

People hugging over a rainbow

Alejandro Lopez

September 19, 2018

How labels within the LGBTQ+ community can discriminate and create barriers. “No blacks, asians, fatties and fems,” “looking for ‘straight-acting,’ masculine men only–it’s just a preference.” This is just one of the many “About Me’s” I have encountered while using gay dating apps ...