Álvaro Huerta

In Memory of the Legendary Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones: Chicano Scholar, Activist and Poet

We lost one of the greatest intellectuals not only in the Americas, but also the world.

  • Nov 13, 2020
  • 5:09 PM

An Ethnic Studies Victory in California: ¡Sí Se Puede! (OPINION)

It’s imperative that students unlearn and debunk the Eurocentric master narrative that is taught in our universities/colleges and K-12 schools.

  • Sep 11, 2020
  • 1:31 PM

Police Abuse in America’s Barrios (OPINION)

For myself, along with childhood homeboys and siblings, it occurred so frequently, where I naively thought that all Americans feared the cops.

  • Jun 4, 2020
  • 3:24 PM

Another Five Lessons for Democrats to Defeat Trump in 2020 (OPINION)

Also, since I’m offering these perils of wisdom to the Democrats on a pro bono basis, don’t blow it, Democrats!

  • Feb 13, 2020
  • 1:38 PM

Reflections From East LA’s Housing Projects: Ramona Gardens

Nietzsche warned me about gazing too long into the abyss, but I didn’t listen. It gazed back into me.

  • Jan 8, 2020
  • 11:30 AM

Reflections of a White Studies Survivor

“Hello, my name is Alvaro Huerta, and I’m a White Studies Survivor.”

  • Sep 3, 2019
  • 9:11 AM

Reflections of a MEChista by a Chicano Scholar Activist

How MEChA shaped my life and transformed me.

  • Apr 5, 2019
  • 8:07 AM

Mr. President, We Don’t Need Your Stinking Wall (OPINION)

The important issue about the partial government is more about the current wave of white supremacy and white nativism that America is experiencing, as epitomized by the election of Trump.

  • Jan 21, 2019
  • 3:40 PM

OPINION: Latina and Latino Immigrants in the Racist Era of Trump

His immigration rhetoric and policies consist of racist, xenophobic, enforcement-only and divisive (i.e., “us-versus-them”) political positions.

  • May 16, 2018
  • 11:31 AM

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

Cruising With Nayto (A SHORT STORY)

I have always been nervous about visiting my old neighborhood.

  • Mar 20, 2018
  • 1:59 PM

The Duel of the Smileys

My mother Carmen often sent me to La Paloma Market, while my brother Salomon watched I Love Lucy reruns.

  • Feb 24, 2018
  • 2:19 PM

No Deal on ‘Shithole’ Border Wall (OPINION)

If Democratic leaders make a deal with President Donald J. Trump on his “shithole” border wall, they will secure his reelection in 2020.

  • Jan 26, 2018
  • 9:51 AM

Demanding a Clean DACA Bill, Now!

Democratic leaders should unite and stand firm against President Donald J. Trump (“Racist-in-Chief” and “Hustler-in-Chief”) and the complicit Republican leaders on passing a clean DACA bill.

  • Jan 17, 2018
  • 8:32 PM

The ‘War on Immigrants’: Racist Policies in the Trump Era

These immigration policies and orders promote an isolationist and white nativist philosophy.

  • Aug 3, 2017
  • 11:58 AM

President Trump: The Hustler 2.0 (OPINION)

When they speak or act, hustlers can’t be believed or trusted. I should know, since I grew up on the mean streets of East Los Angeles, where I encountered many of them.

  • May 10, 2017
  • 11:01 AM

La Pistola

My father, Salomón Chávez Huerta, never left home without his gun.

  • Dec 5, 2016
  • 9:29 AM

Mexicans in El Norte Will Survive President Trump (OPINION)

We are resilient. We are proud.

  • Nov 23, 2016
  • 12:45 PM

Latinas and Latinos Will Coronate President Hillary Clinton in 2016 (OPINION)

Clinton will prevail on November 8, 2016.

  • Nov 7, 2016
  • 11:55 AM

The Day I Learned I Was Mexican and Poor

It was my first day of junior high school.

  • Oct 17, 2016
  • 10:06 AM

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