Racial Amnesia:Debunking Ethnic Myths

Put forth by XicanoPwr


Most people are not very aware of the presence of African slaves in colonial Mexico. In fact, some people believe that the influence of the African to Mexican culture is negligible at best. But the African laborer actually played an important role in the economic complexities of colonial Mexico. And, in some parts of Mexico, […]

Keepers of the Gate In the Land of Lost Hope

Put forth by XicanoPwr


Last year, the country saw the unfolding of one of the most powerful waves of demonstrations in US history. Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans and Latinos, along with other immigrants and their supporters took to the streets in protest of an anti-immigration bill that was on floor of Congress. On May 1 2006, an estimated […]

Endgame: America’s New Operation Wetback

Put forth by XicanoPwr


William Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” What’s in a name? Plenty, when the lives of millions of immigrants of color are at stake. Here, Shakespeare and subjects like love are not applicable. Here, the name game attains far greater […]

Alberto Gonzales and the Politics of Whiteness

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Rarely does a day a go by without Americans learning about Attorney General [tag]Alberto Gonzales[/tag] and the political strife over the firings of US Attorneys. Now the nation’s first Hispanic attorney general is being pressured to resign by columnists, pundits and everybody you can think of. That is to be expected by Latinos, African Americans […]

Conspiracy of Silence

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We are now in the middle of the Democrats [tag]100-hour agenda[/tag] led by the new Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said when new Congressional begins, Democrats will be focusing on key domestic issues promised in last year’s electoral campaigns: Medicare, the minimum wage, college education and energy policy. […]

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