Archive for May 2017

How to finally increase the Latino vote so we finally make a difference, maybe

In order to be politically active, we have to believe in our political efficacy: we have to believe that our votes make a difference. In October, the Pew Research Center reported that 23 million Latinos were eligible to vote in 2012, but only 11 million voted. Pew projected that 27 million Latinos would be eligible... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools teacher to discuss Latinos in politics at DePaul University

As a veteran teacher and accomplished commentator on education and Latino issues, I’ve witnessed the impact of politics on Latino communities. On May 11 at 9:30 a.m., I’ll be part of a podcast episode that discusses Latinos and political participation.  In the Thick highlights conversations about politics and is hosted by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa and... Read more »

Don't culturally appropriate Cinco de Mayo or anything else

Truth is: Cinco de mayo is only a cause for celebration because U.S. beer companies made it a holiday. In Mexico, it’s not a big deal.   A Time Magazine article last year provided an overview of the history: ” ‘The French army was about four days from Mexico City when they had to go through... Read more »