Opinion

THE LIBERATOR and the Continued Myths of This Nation’s Founding (OPINION)

Netflix’s new show The Liberator is yet another chapter in a larger attempt to make World War II the new multicultural founding myth of the nation.

  • Dec 2, 2020
  • 4:58 PM

Paleo Your Mind (Henry Cadena)

Hector Luis Alamo chats with guest Henry Cadena, a brand strategist and cultural researcher based in Houston, Texas

  • Dec 1, 2020
  • 2:45 PM

California Vetoed Ethnic Studies Requirements for Public High School Students, But the Movement Grows

Despite the veto, California’s struggle highlights a growing national movement to teach ethnic studies in K-12 classrooms.

  • Nov 30, 2020
  • 11:17 AM

Searching for Justice in Fort Worth

Fort Worth has recorded over 90 murders this year so far—among those are Latino and Hispanic young men and women whose cases are either not solved or only partly solved.

  • Nov 25, 2020
  • 1:37 PM

The Link Between Poverty and COVID-19

Our neglect of the poor has become a tinder box and COVID-19 could be the spark that starts a deadly conflagration.

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • 8:25 AM

The Fallacy of a Statehood Win in Puerto Rico’s Elections (OPINION)

The United States prefers to maintain the status quo and keep Puerto Rico a colony.

  • Nov 19, 2020
  • 6:25 PM

When Democracy Teeters (OPINION)

To deny how close this country came to the brink of disaster is to ignore the obvious.

  • Nov 19, 2020
  • 1:54 PM

The Mexican Wall That Fell on Trump (OPINION)

Mexican Americans proved to be Donald Trump’s Achilles heel in this historic election.

  • Nov 17, 2020
  • 3:36 PM

Puerto Rican Statehood at a Crossroads (OPINION)

In order to properly understand the issue, we must realize, whatever its merits, that Puerto Ricans in their vast majority have historically favored permanent union with the rest of the United States.

  • Nov 17, 2020
  • 1:05 PM

COVID-19, Staying at Home, and Immigrant Renter Families

To ensure that staying-at-home works for all, we need federal relief payments and meaningful rent debt forgiveness —not deferral— for every family impacted by the pandemic.

  • Nov 13, 2020
  • 4:15 PM

So-Called ‘Latino Vote’ Is 32 Million Americans With Diverse Political Opinions and National Origins

Pollsters who specialize in the Latino vote knew for months before the election that Latino support for Biden was soft, with many Latinos —especially in Florida— undecided.

  • Nov 9, 2020
  • 5:10 PM

Negrito Blues (Remember the Show! Podcast)

Hector chats about being Afro-Latino with William García-Medina, a Puerto Rican PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies at the University of Kansas.

  • Nov 9, 2020
  • 1:17 PM

Explaining the Electoral College to My Mexican Father-in-Law

“No, but we” —by which I meant the United States— “don’t elect a president by how many votes someone gets. That’s how it is in Mexico, right?”

  • Nov 5, 2020
  • 5:54 PM

Racism: What Election Polls and Strategists Failed to Account For (OPINION)

Regardless of the election outcome, we must also acknowledge that no one is coming to magically save us.

  • Nov 5, 2020
  • 3:25 PM

Me and Kelly Kean Sharp, or My Life as Someone’s Costume

Now that Halloween is over, I am relieved to no longer be anyone’s costume.

  • Nov 5, 2020
  • 12:25 PM

Groups on the Ground Deserve All the Credit for Mobilizing the Latino Vote (OPINION)

Today and for the next few days, we get to celebrate. Our community showed up. We stood up for ourselves.

  • Nov 4, 2020
  • 4:52 PM

The Barriers Latino Voters in North Carolina Are Facing in 2020 (OPINION)

Navigating arduous voter registration laws in a state like North Carolina is a complicated matrix for first-time voters, and first-time vote-by-mail voters.

  • Nov 2, 2020
  • 1:06 PM

The American Latino Renaissance (OPINION)

Latinos, COVID, and the rising Brown tide are driving Arizona’s blue wave.

  • Nov 1, 2020
  • 7:19 PM

A YES Vote on Proposition 16 Will Put a Final End to the Pete Wilson Legacy in California (OPINION)

The through line connecting the anti-immigrant Proposition 187 and the anti-affirmative-action Proposition 209 is apparent, and it takes human form in the person of chief proponent Governor Pete Wilson.

  • Nov 1, 2020
  • 6:35 PM

Latinos for Trump: The Legacy of Anti-Latinx Racism (OPINION)

In my own politically divided familia, Trump support is far less about religious, fiscal or socially conservative values and much more about how we interface and interact with racist white people. 

  • Oct 30, 2020
  • 5:26 PM

No Thanks: Reunite 545 Traumatized Children With Families (OPINION)

The policies that represent our country must protect all children and families, including non-citizens, who are guaranteed rights by the U.S. Constitution and international law.

  • Oct 30, 2020
  • 5:09 PM

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