Aura S. Jirau

How a National Costume Speaks to Shifting Resistance in Puerto Rico (OPINION)

On Thursday, Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2021 Michelle Marie Colón Ramírez presented her national costume, a garment directly connecting to Colón Ramírez’s identity and pride as a Black Puerto Rican woman.

  • Nov 19, 2021
  • 9:55 AM

Racial Double Standards in Puerto Rico’s Alexandra Lúgaro Phenomenon

When Lúgaro commented on the ongoing George Floyd protests, she highlighted her own privilege as a white person in Puerto Rico.

  • Jun 12, 2020
  • 5:27 PM

Guillotines, Illusionism and Protest in Contemporary Puerto Rico

Going beyond symbolism, we need to be inspired by the times during which the Puerto Rican independence movement organized in favor of specific causes with explicit demands.

  • Jan 24, 2020
  • 9:03 AM

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