Blanca E. Vega

The Audacity of the LatinX Voice and the Purpose of the LatinX Intellectual Tradition

One of our most valued contributors and supporters critiques our October 9 editorial decision to publish an opinion piece about Columbus Day that was condemned by some of our readers.

  • Oct 14, 2015
  • 11:31 AM

#SomosFerguson: The Deadly Effects of Anti-Black Sentiment & Police Brutality in the Latin@ Community

The perception that Latin@s have been silent about Michael Brown’s murder and the images of police brutality witnessed in Ferguson since then has captured the attention of many in social and mainstream media. Recently, a Colorlines article was published called the “Pew Survey Explores Racial Attitudes Toward Ferguson Crisis.” The piece was originally called “Do […]

  • Aug 25, 2014
  • 8:03 AM

Divided We Stand: How the Dream 9 Brought Many Shames to Light

EDITOR’S NOTE: We asked Blanca E. Vega to share her thoughts about the HuffPost Live “Dream 9” segment she appeared on this past week. Blanca is a currently a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, and is also the Director of the Higher Education Opportunity Program at Marymount Manhattan College. Her blog is called Race-work, Race-love and you […]

  • Aug 3, 2013
  • 2:41 PM