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.

  • May 11, 2018
  • 3:48 pm

A ‘Ho Salute’ From Detroit for Cinco de Mayo

Spring is here no matter how hard they try to keep it from us.

  • May 5, 2018
  • 10:48 am

Why Latino Parents Should Embrace Race

Because collectively, we move closer to reclaiming our identity.

  • May 2, 2018
  • 11:47 am

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?

  • Apr 26, 2018
  • 12:16 pm

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
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#HaitiForever: Visiting Haiti After BLACK PANTHER

From its first days as a nation, it seems Haiti has been punished by the rest of the world for birthing itself.

  • Apr 16, 2018
  • 12:58 pm

Bruno Mars Cultural Appropriation Debate Highlights Continuing Invisibility of Afro-Latinx

It’s notable that so few people weighing in on this debate even recognized Puerto Rico as a site of the African diaspora.

  • Apr 13, 2018
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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.”

  • Apr 12, 2018
  • 7:35 am

For the Ghost of My Bracero Abuelo

I never met my grandfather, my dad’s dad. His name was Jesús De Loera-López.

  • Apr 10, 2018
  • 12:41 pm

To Be Counted or Not to Be Counted: The Census and Latinos

This is a big deal that will cause only more problems in the end.

  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 2:06 pm

Cruising With Nayto (A SHORT STORY)

I have always been nervous about visiting my old neighborhood.

  • Mar 20, 2018
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Airing Dirty Laundry at the NYU National Dominican Student Conference

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. 

  • Mar 19, 2018
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‘X-ing’ Out Dissent With LATINX: The Danger of Unexamined Political Maneuvering

As scholars of diversity, we argue that the hasty adaptation of Latinx requires stronger qualified attention.

  • Mar 18, 2018
  • 8:13 am

Luis Alberto Urrea’s THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS Triumphs in All Its Mexican-American Glory

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.

  • Mar 12, 2018
  • 8:51 am

The US Census Bureau Keeps Confusing Race and Ethnicity

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.

  • Mar 3, 2018
  • 3:26 pm

No Shock or Awe About ‘Acting’ Latinx

One problem with wholesale, national adoption of the term is its inconsistent meanings.

  • Feb 27, 2018
  • 10:00 am

‘But You’re Not Really Black, Though’

We must build solidarity by being vulnerable and engaging to understand, rather than to respond.

  • Feb 20, 2018
  • 12:46 pm

On Love and Grief This Valentine’s Day

Everything after that is a blur. And honestly, it was all a blur for many, many months after.

  • Feb 14, 2018
  • 11:50 am