Based on traditional metrics, it becomes nearly impossible for some scholars of color to compete — many did not attend top ranked schools due to financial barriers, nor possess the social and cultural capital to secure well known mentors, and often conduct groundbreaking research that is not valued in the field.
Compounding this anger and pain is to see the faces of the children, mere second, third and fourth graders. This is the second worst school shooting in U.S. history and it is hitting the Latino community very hard because most of the victims were Latino.
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CALÓ NEWS hit the streets to interview Long Beach residents at an action rally hosted at the Gov. George Deukmejian Courthouse and led by LA F.U.E.R.Z.A., a student club at the California State University, Long Beach.
CALÓ NEWS hit the streets to talk to Latino LA County residents about the upcoming June 7 election for Sheriff, how LASD treats Latinos and what can be done to improve service.
Isabel Candelaria is a 72-year-old activist, UCLA graduate, Chicana activist who considers the biggest issues in the upcoming June election to include healthcare, education, immigration and homelessness.
While many ethical and responsible officers exist, police violence cannot be attributed to the actions of a few rogue cops. The everlasting questioning of Latinx people’s belonging in the U.S., the unchallenged accounts of Latinx individuals’ criminality, and the veiled over-policing that occurs in segregated neighborhoods makes Latinx neighborhoods vulnerable to police violence.
Vasquez is a migrant from Tampico Tamaulipas, Mexico. She arrived in the U.S at the age of 7 and lived as an undocumented migrant for 7 years. She recalls cleaning houses with her mom because money was tight while her dad worked as a farmworker. Now she is running for LA City Council.
“One of the things about being in California is that I have been gender challenged since the day I walked in,” Achy Obejas says. “I moved out here in 2013 after teaching at the University of Chicago and DePaul. The issue of something as simple as a pronoun had not been brought up in the intense way that it was here.”
Many pressing issues will be sidelined as the United States makes Russian leader Vladimir Putin a priority. But right now, immigration policy is a pot boiling over, and what is happening in Ukraine directly affects everything.
Watching Acuitzeramo on HBO Max, I was overwhelmed with nostalgia but also reminded that time had turned my memories of Acuitzeramo into romantic snippets; that I had conveniently forgotten the bad parts.
On March 23, 1979, Roberto Rodriguez, a young photojournalist on assignment, was beaten by law enforcement officers in East L.A. Now
67, he’s turned his trauma into a lifelong passion for social justice.