Archive for March 2012

Little Village Girl, 6, Shot to Death on Front Porch

Little Village Girl, 6, Shot to Death on Front Porch
The Saturday afternoon shooting of a six-year-old little girl on the Southwest Side is tragic.  Ridiculous.  Enraging.  My son is six. When I lived in Little Village, I remember hearing gun shots from my bedroom window late Friday and Saturday nights.  I called the cops.  I went to CAPS meetings.  I doubt it made a difference. ... Read more »

On Friday, Save Ethnic Studies

On Friday, Save Ethnic Studies
When I say I’m Chicano, sometimes I have to explain.  Or people respond, ”I didn’t know you were from California.” I’m from 26th Street. But I identify with the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.  Yup. There was one.  The United Farm Workers organized to improve working conditions in the fields.  Students walked out of a Los Angeles... Read more »