Dr. Victor M. Rodriguez

The Political Consequences of the Whitening of Latinos Myth

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this piece was published on Dr. Rodríguez’s blog. Nate Cohn in The New York Times opened a racial pandora’s box with his article on the whitening of Latinos. He received responses from a number of interested observers of Latino issues—from Latino Rebels to academics such as Amitai Etzioni and Manuel Pastor. Today […]

  • Jun 2, 2014
  • 5:54 PM

Puerto Rico and Wall Street’s 21st Century Debt Peonage Imperialism (Modern Chupacabra)

Puerto Rico is usually thought of as a tourism destination or is usually invisible in the U.S. media. In recent times, its fiscal and economic crisis has led to inaccurate comparisons with Detroit or Greece whose fiscal crisis have attracted much media attention. As usual, the mainstream press looks at the illness without looking at […]

  • Feb 17, 2014
  • 8:42 PM

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