Latinidad

Airing Dirty Laundry at the NYU National Dominican Student Conference

By deconstructing the myth behind “La Ropa Sucía” (Dirty Laundry) we can encourage others to air their dirty laundry proudly, even if that entails making everyone else in the room slightly uncomfortable. 

  • Mar 19, 2018
  • 5:09 pm

‘X-ing’ Out Dissent With LATINX: The Danger of Unexamined Political Maneuvering

As scholars of diversity, we argue that the hasty adaptation of Latinx requires stronger qualified attention.

  • Mar 18, 2018
  • 8:13 am

Luis Alberto Urrea’s THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS Triumphs in All Its Mexican-American Glory

This is Urrea, a hell of a writer who’s wickedly funny, writes sex scenes like Neruda, and constructs his 60-plus-years narrative with the care of an urban planner.

  • Mar 12, 2018
  • 8:51 am

The US Census Bureau Keeps Confusing Race and Ethnicity

As a sociologist who specializes in research on social inequalities, I believe this way of capturing race and ethnicity undermines the country’s ability to serve vulnerable communities.

  • Mar 3, 2018
  • 3:26 pm

No Shock or Awe About ‘Acting’ Latinx

One problem with wholesale, national adoption of the term is its inconsistent meanings.

  • Feb 27, 2018
  • 10:00 am

‘But You’re Not Really Black, Though’

We must build solidarity by being vulnerable and engaging to understand, rather than to respond.

  • Feb 20, 2018
  • 12:46 pm

On Love and Grief This Valentine’s Day

Everything after that is a blur. And honestly, it was all a blur for many, many months after.

  • Feb 14, 2018
  • 11:50 am

Do Latinos Cry More?

What do YOU think?

  • Feb 9, 2018
  • 2:40 pm

Why You Might Want to Stop Using the Terms ‘Xicana,’ ‘Xicano’ and ‘Xicanx’ (OPINION)

The Spanish decided to use the letter X to represent this foreign sound that they could not pronounce.

  • Feb 9, 2018
  • 2:07 pm

On Claiming Afro-Latinidad

So what’s liberating about a movement if it reifies old hierarchies of color and class?

  • Feb 6, 2018
  • 1:05 pm

THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK: The Most Important Book Published During the First Year of the Trump Presidency

My heart pounded in my chest—not once in my life had I seen a book (fiction) about someone so much like me.

  • Jan 22, 2018
  • 5:59 am

Latest Pew Report: 11% of US Hispanics Don’t Identify as Hispanic

The study estimates that this group is about 5 million people.

  • Dec 28, 2017
  • 12:00 pm

Afro-Latinidad Is a Brooklyn Original in ‘She’s Gotta Have It’

Despite all its other well-documented faults, the show stands out in its representation of Afro-Latinx characters.

  • Dec 13, 2017
  • 4:02 pm

A Stranger in a Strange Land: Growing Up Cuban-American Under the Embargo

I was so politically, physically, and aesthetically estranged from my heritage that it felt like a lie.

  • Nov 22, 2017
  • 9:14 am

US Census Should Make Hispanic a Race and Not Just an Ethnicity (OPINION)

It’s time we retire this “Hispanic as ethnicity” distinction.

  • Sep 14, 2017
  • 11:34 am

Filipinos, the Latinos of Asia (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: September 11, 2017

  • Sep 11, 2017
  • 1:15 pm

On Latinidad and Vergüenza: Confessions of a Latinx Non-Spanish Speaker

Confessing that I do not speak Spanish has always felt embarrassing and shameful.

  • Aug 29, 2017
  • 8:57 am

A History of Lowriders (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: August 12, 2017

  • Aug 12, 2017
  • 9:26 am

For the Wild Girl Still Out There Looking For Love: A True Story

Like many women, my whirlwind of failed romances left me fearful and insecure.

  • Aug 5, 2017
  • 2:24 pm

What Sanctuary Means to a California Artist: ‘Soy Humana, No Soy Ilegal’

Now 23, Arleene uses art to spark conversations about immigration, although she remains fearful of of the consequences of being undocumented.

  • Aug 4, 2017
  • 9:38 am