Opinion

In Refuge and Resistance on Mother’s Day

My name is Aura Hernández. I am originally from Guatemala, and I have been in sanctuary since March 1 of this year as a result of the harsh immigration policies of Mr. Donald Trump.

  • May 13, 2018
  • 6:00 am

How Student Activism Shaped My (Our) Life (Lives): On the 25th Anniversary of the ‘Chicana/Chicano Studies Now’ Movement at UCLA

The faculty center sit-in led to a subsequent 14-day hunger strike. Ultimately, this led to an agreement between the UCLA administration and student activist leaders.

  • May 11, 2018
  • 3:48 pm

Junot Díaz’s Mask: This Is How He Lost It

The award-winning author, recognizing his protected status, based his career and existence on misogyny, to the point that he could no longer differentiate the sexism portrayed in his fiction from his real life mistreatment of women—particularly women of color.

  • May 10, 2018
  • 9:11 am

Why the Latinx Community Should Fight for a Job Guarantee

We believe a right to a job is a human right.

  • May 9, 2018
  • 10:29 am

No Justice for Henry

A 15-year-old immigrant from El Salvador came to Long Island to escape the formidable MS-13.

  • May 3, 2018
  • 6:07 pm

My Contra Parents Are Marching For a New ‘Old’ Nicaragua: Are We, Too?

Ask yourself if you are really standing with the oppressed when many of the ones inspired by this struggle are the historical oppressors.

  • Apr 29, 2018
  • 1:32 pm

Why Is Puerto Rico’s Governor Handing the Island to Investors on a Silver Platter?

Wall Street won the hurricane recovery fight.

  • Apr 27, 2018
  • 2:07 pm

We Must Remain Vigilant in this Age of Tokens, Blowhards, Sharks and Charlatans

For the rise of the sinvergüenzas is upon us.

  • Apr 27, 2018
  • 12:36 pm

Nicaragua Today: The Country That Hurts and Matters to Me

This is my opinion and that of thousands of Nicaraguans, regarding the last five days

  • Apr 24, 2018
  • 12:02 pm

I Am Not Your ‘Wetback’

We must also reject the labels, categories and typologies that divide us: educated versus uneducated; citizen versus undocumented; and undocumented youth (good immigrants or “the innocent ones”) versus undocumented parents (bad immigrants or “the sinners”).

  • Apr 18, 2018
  • 11:31 am

A United People Will Keep Fighting for Pro-Immigrant California Values Act

Showing so much strength in the face of hate, supporters of SB 54 have been educating.

  • Apr 17, 2018
  • 11:21 am

Bruno Mars Cultural Appropriation Debate Highlights Continuing Invisibility of Afro-Latinx

It’s notable that so few people weighing in on this debate even recognized Puerto Rico as a site of the African diaspora.

  • Apr 13, 2018
  • 10:17 am

Why We Should Abolish ICE Counsel

As practicing immigration attorneys, we believe that calls to abolish ICE should extend to ICE counsel, since ICE attorneys play an integral role in the deportation process by securing the deportation orders that ICE deportation officers later carry out.

  • Apr 13, 2018
  • 8:50 am

La caravana es suya, señor Trump

Cuando ese ochenta por ciento de los caminantes iniciaron el camino, los empujó la pobreza en este país.

  • Apr 10, 2018
  • 6:19 pm

This Caravan Is Yours, Mr. Trump

When the people of my country of Honduras decide to leave, they do not leave because they lack love for Honduras, but because the need demands it.

  • Apr 10, 2018
  • 3:34 pm

For the Ghost of My Bracero Abuelo

I never met my grandfather, my dad’s dad. His name was Jesús De Loera-López.

  • Apr 10, 2018
  • 12:41 pm

The Power of the Latina Professor in the Classroom

Research in education shows the importance of having diverse teachers and staff.

  • Apr 9, 2018
  • 5:57 pm

What Do We Want From White People?

But more than anything else, what is bothersome is the reality that we usually need white people on our side to begin with. It all shows just how disempowered most of our communities truly are.

  • Apr 9, 2018
  • 11:41 am

No Castro in Power Should Lead to New US Posture Toward Cuba

Rightly or wrongly, this is the moment many Cubans in exile have been waiting for since the early 1960s.

  • Apr 6, 2018
  • 3:32 pm

To Be Counted or Not to Be Counted: The Census and Latinos

This is a big deal that will cause only more problems in the end.

  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 2:06 pm

How the Government Forced Me to Use My Best Skill

How did it force this out of me?

  • Mar 26, 2018
  • 6:01 am