Alvaro Huerta: The notion that MEChistas are anti-black is ahistorical and absurd. MEChistas have historically defended the rights of African Americans, from the civil rights movement to the black power movement to the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa to Black Lives Matter.
Alvaro Huerta: When I shockingly learned of the proposed name change of MEChA at the MEChA National Conference 2019 at UCLA (March 29 – 31, 2019), I didn’t know whether to cry or yell.
Alvaro Huerta: I’ll bet any Trump supporter 10,000 pesos that if the Mexican government won’t capture and kill these “imaginary terrorists,” the drug cartels and gangs will.
Alvaro Huerta: Unlike the millions of European immigrants who travelled across an entire ocean to settle in North America, Mexicans have always occupied this land or called it home until it was stolen from them by military force.
Alvaro Huerta: The “Hustler-in-Chief” lies so much, it must be difficult for him—along with his lackey apologists and fellow liars, like John F. Kelly, Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, etc.—to keep track of all his lies.
Alvaro Hueto: It’s long overdue for Chicanas/os and Mexicans to unite and reject all racist rhetoric, actions and policies by American leaders and millions of its citizens against our people.
Alvaro Huerta: To get on the offensive, Democratic leaders should publicly (and repeatedly) ask Trump and complicit Republican leaders if they would support the visa lottery program, family reunification policy and DACA program if it only applied to immigrants from European countries, like Norway?
Alvaro Huerta: While undocumented immigrants and their allies continue to organize against the racist Trump administration and complicit Republican leaders, Democratic leaders, who depend on the Latina/o vote, have failed miserably.
Alvaro Huerta: In terms of moral values, it’s imperative that community organizers don’t impose their own values or belief systems on the community members they’re “trying to help.”
Alvaro Huerto: While Trump has engaged in an ongoing “war on immigrants” campaign—in actions and words/Tweets—against immigrants and their families/communities, a growing social movement of immigrant activists, immigrant advocates and elected officials have emerged to defend the civil and human rights of those who live and work in America’s shadows.
n September 15, 2016, in an essay titled “The Hustler: Trump and the Mean Streets of East Los Angeles,” I argued that then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump was hustling the American public. Now, thanks to the support of the FBI’s James Comey, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, Trump—as President of the United States—has […]
Alvaro Huerta: As our main agenda item consists of the “The Taco-Truck-in-Every-Corner Campaign,” we’re also reflecting on how resilient, proud and generous we are as a people.
Alvaro Huerta: While political foes, pundits, cable news anchors and journalists are bewildered by Trump, I grew up with his type: wannabe tough guy, bully and hustler.