Category Archives: CSUN

What we don’t want to know

There is an old saying that goes “Out of sight out of mind.” If we don’t think about the shit that we live in, we won’t smell it. And if we don’t think about it, we are not compelled to … Continue reading

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Challenge to Be Great: The Election of Gabriel Buelna

One of the greatest disappointments in living a long life is seeing friends who could have been great enter politics surrounded by high hopes and never achieve their potential or your hopes for them. My former student Gabriel Buelna won … Continue reading

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Why do People Lie?: The Cobra and the Rattle Snake

Everyone according to their upbringing have a certain level of intolerance. My family, for example, did not tolerate lying. It was better to own up to mistakes than to be caught in a lie. Lies were equivalent to sins of … Continue reading

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From the Cradle to the Grave: The Delusion

I have read and reread 17th century Spanish dramatist Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s La vida es sueño countless times to remind me that my life is an illusion, and that false dreams prevent my waking up — so much so that my illusions … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu: The University of Arizona and UNAM

Carlos Slim is not the richest man in the world because of his good looks. He got there the old fashioned way, he used government resources. Slim derived his fortune from his extensive holdings through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso, that … Continue reading

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Impaction: Mental Masturbation

We used to have a name for it; we called arguing with the administration “mental masturbation.” It led nowhere only complete mental frustration. Although many campus administrators want to do the right thing; they are either masochists or are just … Continue reading

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In Search of the Almond: Impaction a Symptom of Privatization

The power of “The Man” as they used call the establishment in the 1960s is its ability to control and change the narrative. In Arizona the Koch Brothers and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) bought politicians, the media and … Continue reading

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¡Agua y Libertad!: What Do You Do With Chicana/o Studies?

If asked once I have been asked a thousand times, what do you do with Chicana/o Studies? You get an education that hopefully frees you from the Eurocentric worldview that an American education produces. For example, in 2014, 87 percent of scientists said that … Continue reading

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Age of the Brokers: His Mexican

My history professors would often say that history could not be evaluated in the present tense. Events had to ferment because what is apparent today may not be the case tomorrow. This norm is less true today with instant replay … Continue reading

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A Story Behind the Numbers: Latin America

Times and conditions in Mexico are extremely volatile largely because of U.S. actions. It is not surprising that these actions are coming home to bite us in the ass. The most recent crisis came to a head when the 43 … Continue reading

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