Last Week in Latino History: LULAC formed in Corpus Christi

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Last week Feb 17, 1929, during the height of the nativist movement, three pioneering Latino civil rights organizations met at Obreros Hall in Corpus Christi, Texas and agreed to merge to form the League of United Latin American Citizens. The emergency of LULAC came at a particular history of South Texas when Hispanics were forced […]

Inaugural Day: The Start of a New Day

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Today is the beginning of a new era and a day history is made. Today, Barack Hussein Obama will take the oath of office as this country’s first African-American president, elected by a generation that included these kids’ parents. Who could have foretold that in 2009 Obama’s inauguration would be a convergence, coming back-to-back with […]

A New Year: The Absence of Milk of Human Kindness

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Since the birth of my niece, my blogging seems to have suffered greatly. If you have emailed me and I have not replied, I apologize. What I thought would be a one or two week vacation, turned out to be a short hiatus. However, before moving on, I felt I should explain my absence. Since […]

Post Election Hate Running Rampant

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Last week, seven teenagers went out on a modern-day lynching because they had an urge “to beat up some Mexicans.” Ecuadorian immigrant, Marcello Lucero, was killed in what Suffolk Police are calling a hate crime. He was murdered at the hands of of seven high school students in Patchogue, New York, who were targeting for […]

“Absolut” Madness

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As immigration continues to be a big issue in American politics, controversy has erupted over a recent ad campaign for Swedish-based Absolut Vodka. The ad in question reignited the La Reconquista fear among wingnuttia. The ad shows a historical map of the Mexico before Texas’ Independence and the Mexico-US War of 1846-48 had occurred. The […]

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