Opinion

To Those Criticizing Me for Inviting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to a Panel: The Future Is Female and Makes No Apologies

I need not to ask permission to anyone outside our board to produce our events.

  • Aug 10, 2018
  • 10:43 am

Taco Showdown: Detroit Taqueros Deserve Better in Local Food Journalism

Do these people know ANYTHING about Mexican food?

  • Aug 9, 2018
  • 4:44 pm

On Second Thought: Reflections on the Real Source of Anti-Mexican Sentiment in Trump’s America

It has become increasingly apparent that white nationalists have managed to insinuate the genocide theory within the highest levels of the Trump administration.

  • Aug 4, 2018
  • 3:21 pm

‘Liberal’ Hollywood Is Reinforcing Trump’s Hate

For all of us who are vehemently against Trump’s racist rhetoric and policies, we must boycott all of these movies that portray Latinos as “animals.”

  • Jul 25, 2018
  • 10:27 am

An Open Letter to the NAACP About Puerto Rico

The struggles for justice in the United States must include decolonization and national self-determination for Puerto Rico, and at least partial reparation for the misdeeds of colonial rule.

  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 6:24 pm

Why Puerto Rican Statehood Is Not Anti-Colonial

Ricardo Rosselló used his platform to push one agenda rather than educate people on the actual legacy of colonialism.

  • Jul 19, 2018
  • 12:46 pm

The United States of America: The Land of a Thousand (or More) Dystopias

I will stand up, but I will not put my hand over my heart.

  • Jul 4, 2018
  • 11:37 am

A Story About Race and a Colombian Family: Es Complicado

In the eyes of my aunts, my dad had not selected the proper mate.

  • Jul 2, 2018
  • 3:57 pm

Ocasio-Cortez, Refugiados and the Dangerous Liberal Erasure of Latino Identities

The latest examples should worry us all.

  • Jun 28, 2018
  • 12:54 pm

Today’s US-Mexico ‘Border Crisis’ in 6 Charts

Undocumented entries across the border are, in fact, at all-time lows.

  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 10:46 am

While People of Color Lead on Climate, California Lawmakers Lag Behind

The June election, which brought the defeat of Proposition 70, is proof that people of color are leading the way in California

  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 4:55 pm

For Many Immigrant Families, the Fight for Reunification Is Just Beginning

One thing few people currently realize —despite reassuring words from the administration— is many of these families will most likely never be reunited.

  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 7:03 am

We’ve Separated Thousands of Latino Children Before From Their Families, and the Emotional Scars Still Remain

The remaining Pedro Pans are horrified to see what is happening to the migrant families under Trump.

  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 7:56 am

Why on Earth a Country of Laws and Borders?

When Sessions and Trump impose their immigration policies and practices on the rest of us, they seek to dominate us.

  • Jun 20, 2018
  • 1:39 pm

An Open Letter From a Counselor at the Office of Refugee Resettlement: Is This Really What the US Stands For?

The ORR is turning its back on the children for whom they are responsible.

  • Jun 20, 2018
  • 6:00 am

Puerto Ricans Don’t Trust Official Information on Hurricane María

The ongoing mistrust in the information coming out of the island, paired with the elimination of the Puerto Rican Institute of Statistics, could have dire consequences.

  • Jun 16, 2018
  • 12:55 pm

I Go to El Salvador Despite the Danger Because the Kids There Need My Medical Expertise

In short, our mission was arriving at a time when the locals had reason to be angry at Americans. We went anyway because of the children who would surely die if we weren’t there to perform surgery.

  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 5:27 pm

UPDATE: Why Puerto Rico’s Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Is so Much Higher Than Officials Thought

Undercounting deaths reduces the attention to the crisis Puerto Ricans live day by day.

  • May 31, 2018
  • 6:26 pm

Death of Trans Woman in ICE Detention Highlights Need for Action

“It is alarming that transgender communities continue to face transphobic violence outside and inside of detention walls.”

  • May 30, 2018
  • 2:25 pm

Separating Immigrant Mothers From Their Children Is Abhorrent and Unfortunately We Have Seen It Before

These types of abuses against refugee children were a dirty open secret of the Obama administration, and were largely ignored by the legacy media.

  • May 29, 2018
  • 4:09 pm