Opinion

As Schools Reopen, We Need Teachers, So Why Would We Risk Deporting Thousands of Them? (OPINION)

The Dream and Promise Act would be particularly impactful for education.

  • Mar 24, 2021
  • 4:30 PM

Everything Wrong With Immigration Was Created With Bipartisan Support (OPINION)

America’s complicated history of treating migrants of color inhumanely is a long and sordid tale of bipartisan xenophobic policies.

  • Mar 23, 2021
  • 2:05 PM

Ridding Puerto Rico of Snakes (OPINION)

Last week was St. Patrick’s Day, and thinking of Ireland always makes me think of Puerto Rico, two islands with vibrant cultures dominated by WASPy foreign powers that have tried hard to snuff those cultures out, along with the people.

  • Mar 22, 2021
  • 5:36 PM

The ‘Crisis’ at the Border Won’t End Until We Admit We Need Immigrants at Least as Much as They Need Us (OPINION)

When it comes to the subject of immigration, humanity and common sense matter. That’s where every conversation on the topic should begin.

  • Mar 19, 2021
  • 3:24 PM

Let’s Call It What It Is: A Pandemic That Has Decimated Our Most Vulnerable Populations (OPINION)

It has been known for millennia that the most vulnerable individuals during epidemics and pandemics are the poor. This pandemic is no different, especially here in the United States.

  • Mar 19, 2021
  • 8:52 AM

Pobrecito Wao: #MeToo and the Code of Silence (OPINION)

It’s difficult to unlearn silence.

  • Mar 17, 2021
  • 11:57 AM

Senator Kyrsten Sinema Betrays Arizonans With Minimum Wage Vote (OPINION)

Many have even dubbed her a modern Marie Antoinette.

  • Mar 16, 2021
  • 5:21 PM

Domestic Terrorists and GOP’s Leaders Nationwide Have Voting Rights in Their Sights (OPINION)

Let’s not forget what inspired the events of January 6: the false claim by Trump and others that Democrats stole the 2020 presidential election and a years-long organized push by the Republican Party to restrict or outright suppress the right to vote of anyone who isn’t marching lockstep with the GOP’s increasingly anti-democratic agenda.

  • Mar 10, 2021
  • 11:20 AM

On White People’s Obsession With Black and Brown Death (OPINION)

White people have again proved that they have no understanding of what racial justice means.

  • Mar 9, 2021
  • 3:15 PM

On Saluting and Resisting Like Unseen Immigrant Women Changemakers for International Women’s Day

The global celebration of International Women’s Day ignores the critical importance of immigrant women resisting oppressive systems to produce change today for tomorrow.

  • Mar 8, 2021
  • 9:46 AM

Jorge and Richie Down by the Schoolyard

And though America is merely a society of cliques, I often wish America’s cliques behaved like the cliques back in middle school.

  • Mar 5, 2021
  • 2:18 PM

Rethinking Latino: What Many Are Missing (OPINION)

If these pan-ethnic labels were meant to celebrate the melding away of the numerous Latino cultures and identities, then the experiment has not gone so well.

  • Mar 3, 2021
  • 5:34 PM

A Response to a Response to ‘Heroes of Another Flag’ (OPINION)

It is understood that a second-class citizen is a person belonging to a social or political group whose rights and opportunities are inferior to those of the dominant group in a society.

  • Mar 1, 2021
  • 6:11 PM

It’s Detention if People Are in ICE Custody, No Matter How the Agency Rebrands It (OPINION)

Whenever people are in ICE custody, lives are in jeopardy.

  • Feb 26, 2021
  • 11:35 AM

What’s the Post-Pandemic Catch-Up Plan, Especially for Students of Color?

It’s still dangerous as hell out there.

  • Feb 26, 2021
  • 11:08 AM

Netflix’s PELÉ Explores the Athlete-Activist Quandary

What is an athlete’s responsibility to the community?

  • Feb 25, 2021
  • 5:48 PM

Shutting Down Private-Run Immigration Detention Centers Is Complicated, But It Can Be Done (OPINION)

Whereas detention facilities rely on imprisoning immigrants, community-based alternatives offer holistic care.

  • Feb 23, 2021
  • 2:42 PM

Why I Don’t Support the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act of 2020 (OPINION)

On its surface, the act explains that the United States must recognize the rights of the people of Puerto Rico but does it provide Puerto Ricans the right to “freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development?”

  • Feb 23, 2021
  • 11:46 AM

‘Heroes of Another Flag’ or How Nationalist Propaganda Villainizes Puerto Ricans for Serving in US Armed Forces (OPINION)

As for heroes, they may not be Hernández’s heroes, but they are exactly that to their relatives, friends, and the people in their communities. And they are Puerto Rico.

  • Feb 22, 2021
  • 12:58 PM

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