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The Border that Crossed Mexicans (video)

In 1973, the American filmmaker Stuart Hersh explored the Mexican history and heritage in his documentary “La Raza”.

After the Mexican-American war, from 1846 to 1948, the United States government established a new border in the south. 63 more words


Breakfast Taco Wars: Race, History, and Food in Austin and San Antonio

When New York-based writer Matthew Sedacca made the claim that Austinites invented the phrase “breakfast taco”, he probably did not expect the level of outrage that he received from San Antonians and other South Texans. 4,948 more words


My (Mexican) American Identity

Mexican-American. Born in the United States to Mexican born parents. Growing up speaking Spanish and attending a bilingual elementary school in East Harlem was definitely a great transition into the “American” culture that would one day be my my everyday life. 486 more words

American Identity

Racism or Choiceism

I am a minority and as a minority in this country, I know of and have experienced issues with racism.  Racism exist and will always exist, not only in our Republic, but it will and does exist worldwide. 692 more words

My Thoughts


We are so excited to host Lourdes Figueroa at our first reading!

Lourdes Figueroa was born in Yuba City, California during a trip her parents made from Mexico to the USA when they worked in the campo tilling the soil for tomatoes. 76 more words

Alley Cat Books

The Curse of The Latina Woman

As a first generation Mexican-American you are expected this very confusing task of managing both cultures at once.
My mother and father come from a culture where the man makes the money and the woman stays home takes care of the kids and does all the housework. 303 more words


Passive-Aggressive Rice

When I was little, I loved the foods that reminded me of my mother’s family: rice, tortillas, tamales, lemons, pan dulce, these little Mexican wedding cookies we could only get from a bakery near my aunt’s house in Texas. 1,014 more words