Steve Moya and Alvaro Huerta: To provide an even playing field for all Latinos, especially those in low-income communities, we need to better collaborate to support targeted communities with an emphasis on families.
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto: The discriminatory intent toward Latinos is thinly veiled, if veiled at all. More generally, anti-immigrant laws diminish the value of our civil rights and respect for our liberties.
Sharon Kyle: Whether we are talking about Liz Taylor playing “Cleopatra” or Russell Crowe standing in to represent every man, the outcome is the same – disproportionately high rates of unemployment for people of color.
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.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Unless the District makes a concerted effort to train and staff highly qualified teachers at high-need schools and promote a culture of high expectations for African American and Latino students, the roll-out will only deepen the race/class disparities in Los Angeles.
Manuel Criollo: It is our job as a racial and social justice movement to provide the most radical, structural, and concrete answers and policies that will be required if we have any real hope of liberating Black and Latino communities suffering the most systematic forms of economic, social, and racial oppression.
Chicano Studies at CSUN: Brown students wanting to know about Mexico will have to learn about it through white professors.
Paul Ryan Policy Wonk: Yes, he’s chair of the House Budget Committee, but that just means he’s an ambitious pol, not a smart policy maven.
Chicano Studies: The more Latino elected officials we have, the more deafening is their silence on police brutality and higher education.
Matt Barreto: A new poll challenges previous polls, showing David Alvarez with a commanding lead over Kevin Faulconer among Latino voters who represent 1 in 5 San Diego voters.
Soya Jung — The book, The Triple Package, is rife with American exceptionalism and model minority thinking – the notion that anyone can succeed in America if they just act right, and those who don’t will get what they deserve.
Brown Immigrants will have something less to celebrate this year, since no one has taken meaningful action to resolve their status.
Gender Balance in Academia — The unquestioned dominance of white men in America is long gone, in the history profession in particular.