Esther Cepeda

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Cepeda: Hispanic voters urged to declare their independence

By Esther Cepeda October 8, 2014 6 a.m.

Hispanics contemplating the upcoming elections must be wondering: "What now?"

Cepeda: Not all Hispanics hold same opinion on immigration

By Esther Cepeda October 1, 2014 6 a.m.

"Gerardo Lamas, the official spokesman for all Hispanics in the United States, resigned Thursday night," the satirical news site deadpanned earlier this month. " 'I'll never be able to please anybody. … The truth is it's ridiculous to expect one person to be able to speak for millions from diverse backgrounds, geopolitical situations, economic castes and region-specific cultures,' he said."

Cepeda: Book delves into 'conspiracy' behind low-fat diets' surge

By Esther Cepeda September 18, 2014 6 a.m.

As a chubby and impressionable teen in the 1990s, desperate to lower my weight as Type 2 diabetes started afflicting my family, I was especially vulnerable to the Snackwell's-ification of American food.

Cepeda: It's time to focus on what we all have in common

By Esther Cepeda August 23, 2014 6 a.m.

'War" is too strong a word to use in regard to race relations. Despite continuing income inequality or how often the justice system seems to lack fairness when applied to nonwhites, few Americans would say that whites are waging a war on people of color.

Cepeda: Why do Hispanic women flock to movie theaters?

By Esther Cepeda July 23, 2014 6 a.m.

My family attended the first morning screening of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," which won its opening weekend's box office with a $73 million debut. According to Lucas Shaw's recent article "Hispanic Women Are This Summer's Most Avid Moviegoers" on the entertainment news site TheWrap, we are propping up the movie industry.

Cepeda: For the kids, make these weeks about the 'opposite'

By Esther Cepeda July 16, 2014 6 a.m.

We're deep into my family's unprecedented "Summer of Lethargy.''

Cepeda: Dehumanization of children has far-reaching impact

By Esther Cepeda March 29, 2014 6 a.m.

CHICAGO — “What could a 3-year-old possibly do to warrant being suspended from preschool?”

Cepeda: Battle over standardized testing turns ugly in Chicago

By Esther Cepeda March 14, 2014 6 a.m.

As education reform takes hold across the country, we find ourselves traveling through another dimension — one not only of hysterics but also of childish behavior. There's a signpost up ahead, our next stop: The Stupid Zone!

Cepeda: Grit, curiosity, character are keys to long-term success

By Esther Cepeda February 19, 2014 6 a.m.

It's been more than a year since Paul Tough's best-selling book "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character" revolutionized how we think of achievement.

Cepeda: Immigration reform shouldn't be all-or-nothing deal

By Esther Cepeda January 1, 2014 6 a.m.

Immigration reform is not dead — it's just waiting for lawmakers to drop the politics, strike a compromise and get it done.

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