Arts & Culture
Tucson, in Arizona, sparked widespread protests after it banned from public schools books by Chicano authors and a Mexican American studies curriculum. Statewide, Attorney General Tom Horne has stalled efforts to allow undocumented students pay in-state tuition. Now, a Latino professor vies for the top education post in the state: Superintendent of Public Instruction. What’s [...]
(Español) Haciendo un alto en su camino los transeúntes se paraban a mirar la representación, se reían un rato y se llevaban un volante con las demandas de los trabajadores.
In his new book about life and politics in the borderland, titled “To Sin Against Hope,” Alfredo Gutierrez argues that the war on Mexican immigrants has rarely abated. This personal memoir of the former leader of the Arizona State Senate begins with the deportation of his U.S. citizen father from his Arizona hometown, during a [...]
On Native American Heritage Month, this program focuses on the current battle of Native American activists over the use of indigenous names and images in sports. Recently, an influential San Francisco newspaper stopped using the name “Redskins” to refer to the Washington, DC, football team, calling the name a racial slur, and a major city [...]
Mexico’s staple food for thousands of years, maize, is at the center of a battle pitting agricultural giant Monsanto and local farmers trying to preserve the natural diversity of the plant and food in general. A Mexican judge recently suspended all planting of genetically modified strains of corn and blocked Monsanto field trials of GMO [...]
(Español) Rosa, de Yakima, dijo por teléfono estar ya por dos años en una relación de violencia doméstica, “y no me puedo salir de ella porque esta persona es muy posesiva…, no quiere que hable con nadie, ni con los vecinos, ni que nadie venga aquí a mi casa, ¿eso también se considera violencia posesiva…, o cómo?”.
Both big league and high school sports teams all around the country are receiving public pressure to change mascots that use images and nicknames of Native American people. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has called to eliminate this type of name. In this context, the school district of one city in California voted this week to eliminate the name and image of Apaches, which had been the title of the Vallejo High School teams for decades. Zaidee Stavely reports from Vallejo, California.
Rodrigo Guzmán personifies the story of thousands of people who migrated to the United States and then after many years found their reality broken when they were deported to their home countries. But it is also a unique story. Rodrigo is ten years old. When the boy and his parents were refused entry to the U.S. after living here many years, Rodrigo’s classmates in Berkeley, California raised their voices in protest. Our correspondent Raúl Silva found Rodrigo in his new home in Mexico, where he is finding it difficult to integrate into his new reality.
(Español) El diplomático habló en una conferencia de educación binacional en el colegio Southwestern College, donde la mayoría de los profesores y estudiantes son perfectamente bilingües y biculturales.
(Español) El Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Binacionales demandó en California que la empresa Aeroméxico se disculpe públicamente con un grupo de indígenas a quienes impidió abordar un vuelo en Oaxaca porque vestían atuendos tradicionales.