Monthly Archives: December 2014

Mi Vida con Chicano Soul – January 10, 2015





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MEChA de UCLA Raza Youth Conference – February 28, 2015





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Is Stereotyping Racist?: North Korea and Mexicans “Depende del Cristal con que se Mire”

As I have said on many occasions, “[Todo] depende del cristal con que se mire” (“everything depends on the color of the crystal that one looks through”.  Our life experiences, social class, education, and culture shape our rational epistemology. During the debate … Continue reading



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The Press is Your Enemy

“Whether or not my ideas on censorship via the fire department will be old hat by this time next week, I dare not predict. When the wind is right, a faint odour of kerosene is exhaled from Senator McCarthy.” – … Continue reading



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Barrios of El Monte





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Barrio Boogie in Boyle Heights (12-21-14)





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Complicity with Colonizing Public Education

How can we construct liberatory, community based, internationally minded, indigenous-engaged, autonomous and sovereign centers of educational resurgence? What do we mean by education when what we want is a human process of cultivation rooted in wisdom, deep in knowledge, and … Continue reading



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Stupid America! Student Unrest: How Chicanas/os Lost Their Swagger

I constantly hear references to winning football teams having swagger – they play with a chip on their shoulder. In the sixties, black youth had that swagger — after years of being taught that they should stay in their place, … Continue reading



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Lessons from Arizona: Mas Sabe el Diablo por Viejo que por Diablo

Mexico is a nation of memories – the people treasure their favorite stories of the past. They know the oldies. Go to a Mexican concert or night club, and unlike Anglo American events the audience spontaneously breaks out in song. … Continue reading



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DACA Workshop in Boyle Heights (12-6-14)





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