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 […]

Texas Education: Arming Teachers to Teach

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Only in Texas! A local school board, Harrold Independent School District, in rural North Texas unanimously passed the policy to allow its teachers and staff to carry concealed hand guns to school. According to Fort Worth Star-Telegram, since the tiny 110-student school district was just off a heavily trafficked freeway, US 287, they felt the […]

“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 […]

Revisting The Words We Use: The Rhetoric of Race

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One year ago, I wrote this post entitled The Words We Use: The Rhetoric of Race. The post had to do with articulation and race. In light of the recent fire storm over former New York Rep. Geraldine Ferraro’s, the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984, statement about Barack Obama. It really isn’t surprising to […]

Report of Abuse at CCA’s Elizabeth Detention Center

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This is a comment to an earlier posting, “Privatized Prisons for Immigrants,” which I feel it deserves its own post. A letter from the Elizabeth (NJ) Immigrant Detention Center To Whom It May Concern. This letter is on behalf of all the inmates at the Elizabeth Detention Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. This “prison” or […]

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