Archive for April 2015

How being a caregiver helped me see my mistakes

More times that I wish, I made the mistake of forgetting to consider my parents’ perspective. In temperamental outbursts, I snapped, yelled, judged, and criticized my parents for not reacting to difficult situations the way I think they should have reacted. It’s been a long time since this happened, I think. The way I remember... Read more »

Latino USA explains significance of Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's mayoral bid

Latino USA explains significance of Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's mayoral bid
Latino USA visits the Windy City for a behind-the-scenes look at Jesus “Chuy” Garcia’s campaign for Mayor of Chicago. Maria Hinojosa and her staff insightfully cover the present, past, and possible future of Chicago’s mayoral politics.  Native Chicagoans are certain to learn a few things (I did). Latino USA follows Chuy Garcia and his staff... Read more »

How Phil Ponce’s questioning of Chuy Garcia reveals Latino elitism

My father has a joke: A bunch of Mexican lobsters are sitting in pot of boiling water.  One tries to get out.  The other lobsters grab him with their claws and pull him down. I’m not saying Phil Ponce intentionally undermined Chuy Garcia’s mayoral candidacy when he pushed his questioning about the candidate’s son: “With... Read more »
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