Opinion

As Trump Calls Kamala Harris ‘Nasty,’ People of Color Are Reminded That Toxic Masculinity Can Literally Kill Us (OPINION)

As a queer Person of Color, I remain committed to dismantling the system of toxic masculinity. I have to be. If I do not succeed, it may literally kill me.

  • Aug 13, 2020
  • 4:22 PM

Dear Biden Campaign: Pay Attention to Puerto Rican Voters in Pennsylvania, They Could Swing the Election (OPINION)

In Pennsylvania, Puerto Ricans in particular are going to be mobilized by other Puerto Ricans, especially if they come from those same communities. It is baffling to us that the Biden campaign does not seem to get this point, even if campaign statements about the island still trickle out. So what is at stake?

  • Aug 13, 2020
  • 12:24 PM

Language Barriers and the COVID-19 Crisis (OPINION)

If the federal government wanted, it could use its considerable resources to address the language gap in public health and social services.

  • Aug 12, 2020
  • 1:29 PM

Trump Is Willing to Risk Our Children’s Lives, as Long as He Gets Re-Elected (OPINION)

According to the best available science, children are not “virtually immune.” They’re not immune at all.

  • Aug 11, 2020
  • 4:37 PM

One Year After Mississippi Raids, ICE Is a Threat to Workers Everywhere (OPINION)

If someone wanted to make us disappear, they’ve only made clear that we can no longer be invisible.

  • Aug 10, 2020
  • 4:41 PM

Yes, Latinos Should Jump on the Biden Bandwagon (OPINION)

Joe Biden is the only one on the ballot with the moral fiber and vision to unite and lead all of us.

  • Aug 10, 2020
  • 3:53 PM

The Rainbow Alliance (OPINION)

In breaking ranks with the Old Normal, and never turning back, it gave birth to a revolution —a multiracial, multigenerational movement against racism and economic injustice, in the middle of a devastating pandemic— made up of many powerful voices who this time refuse to be silenced.

  • Aug 10, 2020
  • 11:35 AM

What Are the Intentions of the Vanessa Guillén Family Lawyer? (OPINION)

Why will she not provide any more details on the bill? Why does she feel the need to praise the President and inject her political preferences during her speeches about the fight for justice for Vanessa? Why the lack of transparency?

  • Aug 7, 2020
  • 2:23 PM

In Trump’s War on Immigrants, His Greatest Foes Are Immigrants Themselves (OPINION)

In the end, what Trump is intellectually and morally incapable of understanding is that long after he’s gone, immigrants will keep coming, keep dreaming, and keep helping make America as great as it will ever be.

  • Aug 7, 2020
  • 11:27 AM

How California’s COVID-19 Surge Widens Health Inequalities for Black, Latino and Low-Income Residents

While everyone is at risk, low-income, Black and Latino Californians are dying at higher rates than high-income and non-Latino whites, and analyses suggest these gaps are widening.

  • Aug 7, 2020
  • 11:06 AM

Never Forget Trump’s Outright Contempt of Puerto Ricans (OPINION)

Boricua Freedom Writer Norma Iris Lafé chronicles how Trump has failed Puerto Rico at every turn, beginning with September of 2017.

  • Aug 6, 2020
  • 12:11 PM

Ensuring Puerto Rico’s Long-Term Economic Development (OPINION)

A return to old and failed policies is not the option if Puerto Rico is to succeed in the world economy.

  • Aug 5, 2020
  • 11:58 AM

As the Daughter of an ICE Detainee, Here’s What I Learned From a Deep Dive Into Immigration Raids (OPINION)

Although I did not experience these six raids myself, I am writing from the perspective of not only a student researcher, but as a daughter with a parent at an ICE facility amidst a global pandemic.

  • Aug 3, 2020
  • 5:29 PM

DHS Repression Against Protestors Are Similar to Tactics Used by Authoritarian Governments (OPINION)

People might think I’m being alarmist, but I am not. 

  • Jul 31, 2020
  • 3:06 PM

Mead’s ‘Culture and Poverty’ Just Revives Racist Narratives About Blacks and Latinos (OPINION)

Mead can write this racist garbage because academia remains a very racist and white-dominated place.

  • Jul 29, 2020
  • 5:37 PM

Nomademic: Dismantle the Walls That Plague Us (OPINION)

The virus has managed to act out one of America’s most obsessively repeated storylines, in which the nation is invaded by a dangerous outside element.

  • Jul 28, 2020
  • 6:02 PM

Elizabeth Warren: Puerto Ricans’ Choice for Vice President (OPINION)

She has demonstrated time and again an unshakable commitment to economic development, worker justice, and debt relief for the people of Puerto Rico—before it was fashionable.

  • Jul 28, 2020
  • 5:46 PM

The Future of the LA Times Depends on Disowning White Supremacy (OPINION)

LOS ANGELES — In November 2016, the world found itself reeling in shock and disappointment​ that an anti-intellectual, openly racist talk show host could clinch the hearts and minds of a decisive portion of the electorate to seize the White House. From New York to Los Angeles, newsrooms and editorial chiefs-of-staff across the U.S. conceded […]

  • Jul 27, 2020
  • 3:40 PM

Floridians Must Disrupt DeSantis’ Misinformation Campaign to Save Lives (OPINION)

Gov. DeSantis is not up to the task, and we as Floridians left with the responsibility of saving our own lives in the meantime, cannot in good conscience allow him to continue his unmitigated spreading of lies in the name of political expediency. 

  • Jul 25, 2020
  • 12:43 PM

Cracking the Silence on Racism in Mexico

It is long overdue that these realities be noted and discussed in order to be transformed.

  • Jul 22, 2020
  • 11:54 AM

Police Divestment Must Include LA Sheriff’s Department and Latino Voices (OPINION)

Now with growing awareness —and anger— about the systemic inequities that cut far too many Black and Brown lives short, we have to make sure that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department harmful and brutal practices are not allowed to go unchecked

  • Jul 21, 2020
  • 12:52 PM

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