Harvesting Hate in Hard Economic Times
Hate does not emerge in a vacuum writes the editorial staff of El Diario/La Prensa [translated by New America Media]. Nor could it thrive there, we might add. While many collude to bring about positive change, they face opposition from others who have coalesced to propagate negativity on a large scale. As of late, it is the Latino community catching the hate that has been unleashed upon the immigrant community.
There is great danger in continuing along this path of unwarranted and unchecked persecution of such a large part of such a large nation. If the shape of Web 2.0, the success of open source software, the might of Barack Obama's grassroots campaign, and the reality of the new global world we live in has taught us anything, it is that everything is interconnected, and our strengths lie in working together.
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This report (PDF 3.8MB) offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. Spanish-language version is now available. Una versión en español de este informe esta en la web.