Opinion

That Time My Mother Wasn’t Racially Profiled (Or What I Learned When the Officer Let Her Drive Away)

“Is that…for me..?” my mother asked, looking in her rearview mirror. I turned around and saw the red and blue flashing lights she was referring to.

  • Jul 23, 2021
  • 2:25 PM

La colombiana

Nunca me he sentido tan colombiana como cuando migré a Estados Unidos.

  • Jul 20, 2021
  • 4:21 PM

OPINION: Congress Should Admit DC and Puerto Rico as States of the Union

As states of the union, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC, can become a powerful political force to push forward the inconclusive agenda of our nation’s minority communities.”

  • Jul 20, 2021
  • 1:21 PM

OPINION: Patria y Vida

To be clear: this isn’t about Trump. This isn’t about Obama. This isn’t about any of your favorite or most hated politicians. And this isn’t about the embargo.

  • Jul 16, 2021
  • 4:34 PM

The Dustup Around Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney’s ENCANTO

The man at the center of the last big debate about what constitutes Latinidad and how it’s represented in Hollywood is at it again.

  • Jul 14, 2021
  • 11:21 AM

OPINION: DeSantis’ Hypocrisy About Large Protests Completely Exposed During Cuba Protests in Miami

We now have a governor in Florida who pushes politically motivated legislation and enforces it selectively to his political convenience.

  • Jul 14, 2021
  • 9:48 AM

The Conversation About Cuba Is Complex: Are You Willing to Have It?

Cubans on the island have been historically ignored by the American people despite being less than 100 miles away.

  • Jul 13, 2021
  • 6:29 PM

OPINION: Bolsonaro’s Authoritarian Drive Seems Unstoppable

Authoritarian leaders tend to seek to hold on to power by any means they deem necessary—whether through censorship, media control, or coups. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is one of those leaders.

  • Jul 12, 2021
  • 2:48 PM

US Black and Latino Communities Often Have Low Vaccination Rates, but Blaming Vaccine Hesitancy Misses the Mark

Working together as lead site investigators for CommuniVax, a national initiative to improve vaccine equity, we and our teams in Alabama, California and Idaho, along with CommuniVax teams elsewhere in the nation, have documented a variety of stances toward vaccination that simply can’t be cast as “hesitant.”

  • Jul 9, 2021
  • 1:28 PM

OPINION: On Colorism, Mestizaje and ‘In the Heights’

In an effort to bring some light to this debate, it is proper to begin by making a few clarifications.

  • Jul 7, 2021
  • 3:48 PM

OPINION: For Today’s GOP, Democracy Isn’t Worth Defending

The failure by a single Republican to back last Tuesday’s procedural vote simply to begin debate on the For the People Act suggests that, in their eyes, democracy as we’ve known it is no longer worth defending.

  • Jun 28, 2021
  • 11:09 AM

OPINION: A Lamento Borincano in the Shooting Death of a Puerto Rican Couple

It is painful when you see two of your own lying shot execution-style on the floor, the Puerto Rican flag fluttering in the background as a terrible requiem to the American Dream.

  • Jun 25, 2021
  • 5:45 PM

OPINION: Schools Are Policed by Aunt Lydias

There is a dangerous habit in education that does not get a lot of attention.

  • Jun 25, 2021
  • 5:08 PM

OPINION: ‘In the Heights’ and the Tragedy of Never Going ‘Home’

I realize I’m wading into dangerous waters. Conversations about whether and why Latinos leave, stay, and return —or don’t— to their “countries of origin” can be fraught.

  • Jun 25, 2021
  • 2:37 PM

For Better or Worse, Rita Moreno’s Legacy Is on Full in New Documentary

There’s no point in building people up just to knock them down. I’d rather learn what we can from her, celebrate the successes she represents, and encourage growth in her and others.

  • Jun 24, 2021
  • 6:58 PM

OPINION: Don’t Feed Into People Using Deaths of Gyovanny Arzuaga and Yasmin Perez to Fuel Anti-Black Narratives

Outside of Chicago-based outlets and a growing collection of tweets, this murder has gone widely underreported.

  • Jun 24, 2021
  • 2:02 PM

OPINION: Puerto Rico in Crisis and the Shifting Dictates of Empire

This article compares two conjunctures in Puerto Rico’s modern history: 1928 through 1940; and 2006 through 2020.

  • Jun 22, 2021
  • 6:22 PM

OPINION: What the ‘In The Heights’ Colorism Discussion Is Really Exposing

The backlash against those talking about colorism in Hollywood is sucking the air out of the room where real discussions are taking place

  • Jun 21, 2021
  • 8:26 PM

OPINION: Compromise or Colony?

These are the conversations that advance decolonization in Congress. Let’s have them.

  • Jun 17, 2021
  • 8:11 AM

OPINION: Our Father Is a Prisoner of Conscience in Guatemala

For the last five years of our lives, we’ve not been able to hug him and say: “Have a good day, Dad.”

  • Jun 10, 2021
  • 4:10 PM

As More Climate Migrants Cross Borders Seeking Refuge, Laws Will Need to Adapt

Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods or sea level rise force them to leave their countries, people often find closed borders and little assistance.

  • Jun 9, 2021
  • 12:47 PM

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