Opinion

Notes From Home: The Jump-Off (OPINION)

These are not my stories to tell. These stories are our opportunity to remember the vast and varied land from which our own stories arise.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 5:21 PM

Feeling Protected in the Aftermath of the Texas Abortion Ban (OPINION)

In the wake of the Texas abortion ban, a psychologist and a writer explore the repeated messages in the media about disparities in outcome and how that impacts people subliminally.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 12:07 PM

The Magical Transformation of White Latinos Into Multiracial Latinos (OPINION)

Two Census Bureau choices in 2020 resulted in a decrease in Latinos checking the white-only racial category by 14 million people, at the same time that the number of Latinos tabulated as white in combination with some other race increased by 15 million.

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • 6:36 PM

Democracy Versus Neo-Fascism in Chilean Election (OPINION)

As Gabriel Boric prepares to square off against José Kast in a second round of voting for the Chilean presidency, social movements and the Left have united to defend democracy against creeping neo-fascism.

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • 11:55 AM

Today Barbados, Tomorrow Puerto Rico (OPINION)

At the stroke of midnight on Tuesday, the Caribbean nation of Barbados bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state, becoming the world’s youngest republic. Though largely symbolic, the act will resonate throughout the Caribbean, especially in its oldest colony, Puerto Rico. 

  • Nov 30, 2021
  • 5:22 PM

How the Climate Crisis Fuels the Migrant One and Hits Latinos Especially Hard (OPINION)

It’s been a terrible century or so for Central America, but last year was especially rough.

  • Nov 23, 2021
  • 11:47 AM

How a National Costume Speaks to Shifting Resistance in Puerto Rico (OPINION)

On Thursday, Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2021 Michelle Marie Colón Ramírez presented her national costume, a garment directly connecting to Colón Ramírez’s identity and pride as a Black Puerto Rican woman.

  • Nov 19, 2021
  • 9:55 AM

What Defines a Free Cuba? (OPINION)

Freedom and liberty in Cuba mean different things based on who you ask in the majority Black and Mulatto island nation

  • Nov 18, 2021
  • 2:25 PM

Puerto Rican Utopia, Cuba Redux (OPINION)

History has a way of repeating itself, and in many ways Batista’s Cuba is echoed in today’s Puerto Rico.

  • Nov 17, 2021
  • 1:48 PM

Meet Rep. Paul Gosar, Arizona’s Homegrown White Nationalist Hero (OPINION)

Rep. Gosar is a white supremacist and a male member of a political party that’s now dominated by white supremacists, a party whose core agenda now has almost nothing to do with so-called traditional Republican values.

  • Nov 16, 2021
  • 1:58 PM

Letter from a Young Rebelde (OPINION)

You have to read this letter sent from a young Salvadoran immigrant looking to join the team at Latino Rebels.

  • Nov 12, 2021
  • 4:51 PM

Redistricting and the Power of Latino Unity (OPINION)

We need to ensure that the way district lines are drawn will give us every chance at quality representation. We have to pay attention to the process of drawing district lines to ensure that the next decade of political boundaries shows an America that is transforming.

  • Nov 9, 2021
  • 3:41 PM

Nick Najera Hosts Latino Thought Makers Discussion With Dr. Cornel West (VIDEO)

Writer and comedian Rick Najera hosts a Latino Thought Makers discussion with the philosopher, author, activist and social critic, Dr. Cornel West.

  • Oct 27, 2021
  • 5:42 PM

The Great Latino Resignation (OPINION)

My personal journey toward quitting my old job and starting a new one is a reminder that, for Latinos, the Great Resignation also includes letting go of cultural norms that have been instilled in us since childhood.

  • Oct 26, 2021
  • 12:06 PM

Latina Equal Pay Day: How Trans Latinas With Disabilities Are Silenced and Ignored (OPINION)

Latina trans women face some of the worst workplace discrimination, with 38 percent of Latina trans women and 20 percent of nonbinary Latines reporting being fired, denied promotion, and/or not hired in the past year because of their identities.

  • Oct 21, 2021
  • 11:12 AM

Selena Gomez and the Complicated Nature of Latinx Representation

Selena Gomez can’t represent our entire community, but her character in the Hulu series ‘Only Murders in the Building’ is a positive addition to the Latinx canon.

  • Oct 20, 2021
  • 10:39 AM

Latinos Need to Demand Environmental Justice (OPINION)

Given that 15 percent of Latinos live within 10 miles of a power plant, we are three times more likely to be negatively affected by air pollution. Time to call on Congress to improve environmental conditions for all, particularly the Latino community.

  • Oct 15, 2021
  • 10:07 AM

Hispanic Heritage Month Needs to Escape Its American Traits (OPINION)

Until we can unbind Hispanic Heritage Month from its individualistic, capitalistic, and racist traits, it will continue to fail the Latinx community.

  • Oct 14, 2021
  • 4:43 PM

OPINION: The Business of Puerto Rico’s Statehood Party

Don Quixote’s elusive quest is a fitting metaphor for Puerto Rico’s statehood movement.

  • Oct 14, 2021
  • 1:01 PM

Pandemic Threatens Latinx’s Normally Low Rate of Suicide (OPINION)

Fresh off the heels of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September, and as National Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close on Friday, now is an appropriate time to examine the intersection of Latinx and suicide.

  • Oct 14, 2021
  • 11:07 AM

OPINION: Using Hardship to Boost Well-Being

Latinos have suffered more than most from the pandemic in terms of health and finances. But despite the data, it is possible to use the hardships of the present circumstances to pivot, learn, and thrive. 

  • Oct 13, 2021
  • 10:28 AM

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