Seeds of Discontent: Challenging the Media Status Quo

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Why has the media become so unpopular? Depending who you talk, some will say it has to do with the way the media covers the immigration issue, their use of the labels “illegal immigrant” and “illegals,” and how they handle immigration status. A quick Google news search one can find numerous examples from news organizations […]

Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Round-Up: 12/21/2009

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The Texas Progressive Alliance brings you the highlights from the blogs. As the deadline to file for a place on the 2010 March primary ballot drew near, there was lots of activity on the Democratic side: Kinky Friedman followed Hank Gilbert over to the race for agriculture commissioner, Linda Chavez-Thompson was rumored to be running […]

Squashing Their DREAM

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There are many problems we are currently facing; they range from a faltering economy, a health-care crisis, and the continuing war in Afghanistan. However, the debate over immigration policy, the one issue that stands above all others, has uncovered deep divisions within the United States over the treatment of undocumented immigrants. Recently, Rep. Luis Gutierrez […]

Molina Soleil: Being Brown

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Molina Soleil is a hip emcee, poet, playwright and performance artist from Colorado. He uses his artistic abilities for activism and social justice education. As an educator and activist, he reflects on his complex upbringing and difficult life choices. He recently hit me up on a Def Jam Poetry type video he did, which he […]

Crossing Over: Review

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Last month, my mother called me out of the blue telling me she had just finished watching this movie about immigration and wanted me to include this movie in my next set of movies I rent from Blockbuster. After watching this movie, I see why my mother told about this excellent film. Crossing Over is […]

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