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Free Documentary On Elimination of Mexican American Studies at Tucson Unified School District

December 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

The folks at the Nonprofit Network have put out a documentary that is fully viewable online about the censorship and elimination of the Mexican American studies program at Tucson Unified School District. It gives a pretty good overview of the closing of the Mexican American studies program and documents some of the clashes with local [...]

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Tags: Education · Latino History · Uncategorized

For Hispanic Heritage Month: Seneca’s Notes on Latino Roots

September 16th, 2011 · 11 Comments

Webmaster’s note: This brief discussion is based on Seneca’s personal observations having lived, traveled and worked in Latin America and the Iberian peninsula. They are meant to enable a more cogent and better understanding of the cultural patterns prevalent in Latin America. It also helps to explain the attitudes, origins, values, tastes and preferences of [...]

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Tags: Latino History · Seneca

Cesar Chavez & the Military Industrial Complex?!

May 19th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Supposedly the two years Cesar Chavez spent in the Navy were the “two worst” years of his life, but the Navy went ahead and named a ship after him anyway. You can read my comments about that in a piece linked here. I’m rarely on the side of Rep. Duncan Hunter, but I have noticed [...]

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Tags: Labor Relations · Latino History

A Reminder this 5 de Mayo

May 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

A few years ago I wrote this post, which I still think is pretty relevant today. But I did want to share this article with about what the gente in San Francisco are doing to commemorate 5 de Mayo this week: “Move over, margaritas: Healthy family fun is the focus at this Saturday’s seventh annual [...]

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Tags: Latino History · Substance Abuse and Latinos

Worth Reading this Weekend: LA Times piece on Ruben Salazar

February 20th, 2011 · No Comments

There is a new report that will be released this week from the Office of Independent Review examining documents related to the 1970 killing of journalist Ruben Salazar. The upshot of the new report is that there is “no evidence Ruben Salazar was targeted” in this incident. As many are probably aware, Ruben Salazar was [...]

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Tags: Latino History · Media

Repairing the Latino Image: How Latino in America Failed Us

February 9th, 2011 · 5 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz As I peruse the Latino landscape in this country, I can’t help but come to back the same thought: Soledad O’Brien let me down. As many of you will recall, last year Soledad filmed Latino in America, the Latino version of Black in America. Refusing to miss the program, I got my [...]

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Tags: Education · health care · Immigration · Latino History · Media · teen pregnancy · Univision

It’s “undocumented” immigrant, not “illegal”!

December 13th, 2010 · 7 Comments

To Whom It May Concern: It’s “undocumented” immigrant, not “illegal.” As a classmate of mine justly said recently, people can’t be illegal. So I would greatly appreciate it if from now on, we used the term undocumented immigrant when discussing immigration. I understand that you are frustrated that undocumented immigrants are “taking your jobs,” but [...]

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Tags: ACLU · Economics · Immigration · Latino History

What Did You Major In?

December 8th, 2010 · 12 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz This piece was inspired by a comment on my last blog post about abolishing Chicano Studies departments because “they doom aspiring minorities to a lifetime of poverty.” It reminded of the time-honored American tradition of emphasizing the necessity and superiority of certain fields over others. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone [...]

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Tags: diversity · Economics · Education · Immigration · Labor Relations · Latin American Foreign Policy · Latino History · Media · Mexico · racism