Meet Charles Roca, Allentown’s first Latino police chief
Roca, who speaks Spanish, is taking over at a time when Blacks and Latinos in Allentown and across the U.S. are fed up with a system that funnels minorities into the criminal justice system at higher rates and labels students in underfunded schools as failures.
For Allentown Latinos, ending English as city’s official language would excise a hateful legacy
Latinos now make up 54 percent of the Lehigh Valley city's population. A ballot question aims to get rid of the 1990s-era holdover.