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Anything but Mexican

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best...They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with them. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing cri...

The Issue with Latinx

I’ve been involved in the Chicano movement now for more than two decades. I’ve authored articles, taught workshops and Chicano Studies, and led Chicano organizations. I’ve seen a lot of changes. Some of the...
Latino Man

Is the Latino Man Still Dying?

Five years ago, I looked at my daughter’s face with concerned eyes. I worried about what the future held for her male Latino classmates. Predictive statistics like high school completion, college degree att...

This Is Why I Support Jussie Smollet

In the early morning hours of January 30, 2019 Jussie Smollett, singer/actor/ LGBTQ activist reported to Chicago police that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack. The Chicago Police Department ...
Pelo Malo Op Ed

Pelo Malo Is About More Than Just Bad Hair

How long will we continue to be met with opposition for the hair we were born with? Within the Latino community, those with curly or course textured hair are sure to have heard the phrase “pelo malo” (a.k.a. "...
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