Category: La Politica

Xicana Reflection: Trump, Race, and Schools

“Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses…” Name that tune. For those of you who grew up listening to 90s rock like me, it’s an easy challenge. “Killing in the Name,” by Rage Against the Machine, of course. [Press link to song here to get the full effect of this

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“Sanders & Clinton compete for Black Vote” – Seriously?

A couple of days ago I was at the gym trying to keep the metabolism in check, when my attention was drawn to CNN’s, MSNBC, and other stations’ latest headline news – “Sanders and Clinton compete for Black vote.” For most of CNN’s viewers who remain immersed in a post-racial rhetoric this statement may read

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Richest 62 = Half of World’s Wealth

How many of you heard this story that made headlines about a week ago? That the wealth of the richest 62 people in the world is equivalent to the wealth of half of the world’s poorest population? Just to add to the asco (disgust) of it all, the equation would be as follows: 62 rich

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When did we stop caring?

Or maybe it’s not that we don’t care. It’s that too many of us care more about what’s the latest Reality TV chisme than we do about Mother Earth and even less about the human condition. [Disclaimer: this doesn’t apply to all and most likely not to those who will take a moment out of

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Chale with the Confused Democratas…

Thanks to the Creator the legislative is now over. It was a tough one for so many of our community groups and organizations who dedicate their time up there amidst the madness of the session. In many of our platicas about these long, hard political battles someone would always end up making the comment about

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Do lobbyists have souls?

I can’t help to ponder this question especially after seeing the same faces at every hearing that we’ve gone into battle over the issue of our limited water resources. You would think that scientific reports, real climatic change, and major headlines would be enough to wake them up from their money-riddled stupor, but apparently not.

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Seriously New Mexico (and Nation) que paso?

Anybody else in deep depression or straight out anger this morning? Maybe I should go door to door telling folks thanks a lot for not getting your behind out to vote. 4 more years of Susana la … (fill in the blank with your favorite word). And if that wasn’t enough of a slap in

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