Monthly Archives: June 2014

LATISM is a Lie





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The Devil Never Sleeps, EI Diablo Nunca Duerme: So Play On!

The 1968 Olympics in Mexico City left an indelible impression on me. When John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fist in the black power salute it changed me and others view of history. It seemed as if it was … Continue reading



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4th of July: Independence Day for Treacherous, Non-Combatant Killing, Land Thieving American Patriots

4th of July is a United States holiday that marks the date the American patriots broke away from the “tyranny” of their English monarch relatives. It is the United States Independence day, but in no way is it a day … Continue reading



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What Does #LATISM Really Stand For?: How to Neutralize a Movement to the Sound of Cheers

If you have made frequent use of social media in the last few years, you have undoubtedly come across the “LATISM” acronym a number of times. LATISM stands for Latinos in the Social Media and is often used as a … Continue reading



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Identity: Are you a Mexican or an American first?

What are you, a Mexican or an American? This was a question asked frequently when I was a growing – much more than it is today. This is perhaps because at that time we were clearly a minority and racism … Continue reading



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