Trayvon Martin: Through a Latino Lens

On February 26, 2012 a young African American man named Trayvon Martin was shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who is Caucasian and Peruvian. When I initially heard of the Trayvon Marti...

Surviving Trump’s America

Isat in silence the morning of the 9th, coffee cup in hand, staring at a wall. Having had no sleep, I was thinking about how to talk to my children about what had just occurred with this election, when I be...

My Life As an Undocumented Latino in the U.S.

In 1989, my family and I left our small Maya community in Yucatán, México due to poverty, violence and lack of opportunity. My parents wanted the best for my sister and I; they were willing to leave everythin...

Do College Fraternities Still Matter?

Recently, some of my friends and I reached a special milestone. April 1st marked the 20th anniversary of the founding of our small chapter of the college fraternity we belong to. Which fraternity doesn’t really...
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