Cultura popular

Zoot Suit Riot

01/09/2014 Eric Valenzuela

I would much rather see a bunch of guys hanging around in suits, even if they are ill-fitting suits, than pants that could house several animals, and prints in which a clown would feel silly. […]


The Spanglish of the cholo

01/09/2014 Eric Valenzuela

This isn’t the typical Spanglish where one might say carro instead of coche, or always answer with “que” when “mande usted” would be more appropriate. No, this is more like saying “watcha,” or “trucha”. […]


Boycott Arizona

01/09/2014 Nestor Fantini

The Obama Administration should have the courage to propose through the U.S. Congress a bill that guarantees a path to citizenship for the 12 million undocumented immigrants […]

No Picture

Legalize everyone?

01/09/2014 Uri Lerner

Even if the calls to legalize all can be reconciled with history and the reality of modern international politics, domestic politics in this country make them impossible to actually implement. […]


Olvera Street, Los Angeles

01/09/2014 Eric Valenzuela

Amid all the hustle and bustle, the offices and cars and museums and everything else going on at such a fast pace all around Los Angeles, everyone should make at least one pilgrimage to see where it all started. […]


Behind the vote: SB 1070’s risk to citizens

01/09/2014 Uri Lerner

It may be that the best defense against racial profiling is to require all Arizonans to carry their proof of citizenship or legal residency and that the requirement of “reasonable suspicion” be abandoned. A national identification card would also need to be created in order to account for out-of-state visitors. […]

Derechos civiles

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in California

01/09/2014 Alfredo Lee

As Congress works to repeal ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’, Congresswoman Chu and local community and LGBT groups discuss the disproportionate impact it has on communities of color and female service members.



Sí, era una bomba

07/05/2011 Gabriel Lerner

La xenofobia atenta contra la convivencia común, las instituciones democráticas y es el posible preludio de más atrocidades y crímenes. […]