Aaron G. Fountain, Jr.

Resisting Trump Won’t Fix Springfield, Massachusetts (OPINION)

“Exclusively focusing on Trump, whether it’s working with him or resisting his policies, risks creating tunnel vision.”

  • Mar 11, 2017
  • 12:03 pm

Unacknowledged Fighters: Latino High School Student Activists

“The Latino community has been experiencing racism and discrimination for far too long.”

  • Oct 20, 2016
  • 7:03 am

Riot Shaming by Latinos Needs to Stop

Attempting to make Latinos appear to have more in common with Whites than Blacks downplays tensions between police departments and poor and working-class Latino communities.

  • Sep 26, 2016
  • 1:29 pm

Jesse Romero Isn’t the ‘Perfect’ Victim.. and That Shouldn’t Matter (OPINION)

As long as there are inner-city and suburban communities experiencing disinvestment, concentrated poverty, and inadequate employment opportunities, protests and riots over allegations of police brutality will likely continue.

  • Aug 23, 2016
  • 9:33 am

During DNC, North Philly’s Latino Community Was Ignored… And That’s a Problem

Philadelphia represents a microcosm regarding the simplistic strategy of the Democratic Party’s outreach to Latinos.

  • Aug 2, 2016
  • 9:44 am

Latinos, Police Brutality and the Blame Game

Is the media to blame for Latinos’ absence in the debate about police-community relations?

  • Jul 19, 2016
  • 7:45 am

An Interactive Map of Latino Urban Riots and Social Unrest

Acknowledging and studying this history reveals how Latinos have shaped the country’s understanding of racial justice.

  • Jul 12, 2016
  • 9:47 am

Locking Up Latinos

Why calls for Latinos to support sentencing reform don’t go far enough.

  • Jun 20, 2016
  • 12:12 pm

Cast into the Shadows: How the Latino Recent Arrival Misperception Hurts Disadvantaged Communities

If the practice of viewing all Latinos as newcomers continues, some communities will be casted into the shadows.

  • Jun 10, 2016
  • 10:13 am

Forgotten Latino Urban Riots and Why They Can Happen Again

Despite claims made on social media following recent riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, Latinos have a long history of rioting, too.

  • May 2, 2016
  • 10:10 am

The Killing of José Cruz and the Myth of the Racist White Cop

The fact that many Americans are unaware of non-white officers committing acts of brutality upon people of color reveals that the voices of our most disadvantaged groups have been marginalized.

  • Apr 13, 2016
  • 9:37 am