How Student Activism Shaped My (Our) Life (Lives): On the 25th Anniversary of the ‘Chicana/Chicano Studies Now’ Movement at UCLA
The faculty center sit-in led to a subsequent 14-day hunger strike. Ultimately, this led to an agreement between the UCLA administration and student activist leaders.
Spring is here no matter how hard they try to keep it from us.
Because collectively, we move closer to reclaiming our identity.
A new haven spreads its wings.
Will Smith’s Colombia Visit Brings Up Questions of Local Perceptions of Blackness and Afro-Colombianos
How are Colombians reacting to Will Smith’s Instagram videos?
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”).
From its first days as a nation, it seems Haiti has been punished by the rest of the world for birthing itself.
It’s notable that so few people weighing in on this debate even recognized Puerto Rico as a site of the African diaspora.
Texas Board of Education Gives Green Light to Statewide Mexican American Studies Course, But With Name Change
The course will be called “Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent.”
I never met my grandfather, my dad’s dad. His name was Jesús De Loera-López.
This is a big deal that will cause only more problems in the end.
By deconstructing the myth behind “La Ropa Sucía” (Dirty Laundry) we can encourage others to air their dirty laundry proudly, even if that entails making everyone else in the room slightly uncomfortable.
As scholars of diversity, we argue that the hasty adaptation of Latinx requires stronger qualified attention.
This is Urrea, a hell of a writer who’s wickedly funny, writes sex scenes like Neruda, and constructs his 60-plus-years narrative with the care of an urban planner.
As a sociologist who specializes in research on social inequalities, I believe this way of capturing race and ethnicity undermines the country’s ability to serve vulnerable communities.
One problem with wholesale, national adoption of the term is its inconsistent meanings.
We must build solidarity by being vulnerable and engaging to understand, rather than to respond.