Rudy Acuña: Hardly had the nomination for HUD Secretary been made before the drums began beating for a Latino President with most forgetting that Julian Castro is only 39 years old and his resume is as thin as Barack Obama’s whose notoriety was based on a sole convention speech.
Rudy Acuña: California politicos are encouraging an insidious policy of divide and conquer, pitting the Asian community against the Latino and other minority communities. This has led to some Asian American leaders thinking affirmative action will discriminate against them.
Rudy Acuña: In Chicana/o studies department some teach at two and three other campuses to eke out a living. The result is they parachute in and out of the university, and students in most cases do not get the benefit of office hours.
Rudy Acuña: What is happening to American public education should serve as a warning to Mexico and the rest of the world that “Made in America” does not mean quality.
Rodolfo F. Acuña: Have we learned nothing from the sixties when report after report concluded that these alleged type of tactics disaffected and produced militancy rather than promoting collegiality.
Chicano Studies at CSUN: Brown students wanting to know about Mexico will have to learn about it through white professors.
Chicano Studies: The more Latino elected officials we have, the more deafening is their silence on police brutality and higher education.
Ivan Illich’s dragon was the monopoly of the schools of education that gave poor people the illusion that schooling was the answer.
Robber Barons — Today it is too costly for corporations that have their money off-shore and can outsource their technical jobs overseas.
Latin American Studies — Academe was caught flatfooted in responding to the challenge of ethnic studies.
Rudy Acuña: I don’t think Provost Harry Hellenbrand hates Mexicans but as a powerful administrator he must justify his position.
Tyranny of Words — The right has adroitly changed the conversation. They have associated corruption with government.
Rudy Acuña: The goal of the current privatization is total control of society by the superrich. The strategy is to transfer all public property into the hands of the one percent.