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Would You Change Your Last Name If It Shielded You From Racism?

I read this article today titled I Gave Up My Mexican Last Name For A White Name. The author describes her experience growing up in a small rural town in Central Texas that was predominantly white. 266 more words

Excuse Me Sir, Why Are You Crying?

And all the Mexicans cheered, chiflando con los dedos, clapping wildly and smiling incessantly. Platters upon platters of the finest Mexican cuisine were served on shiny ceramic plates; … 138 more words

#Privilege

I just spent the last few days in Washington, DC attending Teach For America’s 25-year summit.  There were many reasons for me to be reflective on this trip.   1,032 more words

Border Life

Mexican Matriarchy and Gender Equality

The following is a social stance regarding gender inequality. 

I was born in a matriarchy, meaning that for the rest of my life women in my family will govern or influence my path. 478 more words

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I Love Hispanics

(Given the current political climate regarding immigration, I feel this will always be relevant)

I live in Florida and I constantly hear people bitching about the Hispanic population here.  132 more words

American Culture

What Started Out As A Bad Joke, May Turn Out To Be America's Worst Nightmare.

I tried so very hard to not acknowledge Donald Trump’s shenanigans, instead I sat back silently watching him making a fool of himself with his ridiculous comments.  576 more words

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"Trump And The Myth Of Superiority": It’s The Lowest Part Of Who We Are, This Need To Find Someone Else To Put Down

There are many reasons to recommend Elizabeth Strout’s new novel, “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” but this is not a book review, so I offer this single, searing paragraph: 760 more words

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