Urban/Global Politics

What the 2020 election reveals about Latino voters

The heightened media attention to the Latino vote reached a spectacular climax during this year’s general election, with a higher total than expected going to the Republican side. Yet while many pundits have pointed to this increase as a significant factor in President Donald Trump’s victory in Florida and Texas, the overall picture shows not only that […]

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The lasting legacy of a baseball icon

As one of baseball’s most physically graceful performers, Roberto Clemente was known for his sleek, precise strides roaming right field, the unerring quick strikes of his throws to catch foolish runners who would test his arm, and the crackling line drives from his bat, which earned him a stellar .317 lifetime batting average.  But he […]

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The most hurtful part of Jessica Krug pretending to be Black

The news about Jessica Krug, disgraced George Washington University history professor who has been asked to resign by her department, came fast and furious on Thursday. In a post on Medium, she confessed to having masqueraded as an African descendant, “gaslighted those whom I love,” and asked to be “canceled” for having lived a “violent, anti-Black lie.” The irony to Krug’s […]

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Latinx: Ed Morales in Conversation with Chon A. Noriega

[A talk sponsored by the Whitney Museum of American Art. register here] Thurs, Sept 10, 20206–7 pm Online, via Zoom In Latinx: The New Force in Politics and Culture (Verso, 2018), Ed Morales considers the ways in which Latinx identity disrupts binary thinking about race in the United States. Drawing on this research, Morales speaks with media […]

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Urban/Global Politics

What Goya just signaled to Latinos

Like most of my friends and family I have Goya products in my cupboard. Adobo, Sazón with Coriander and Anatto, Sofrito (Tomato, though sometimes I’ll get the Recaito Cilantro, and black and pink beans.) Along with strong café con leche, 1970s salsa records, and a dark brown fedora someone gave me for my birthday 15 […]

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The problem with the ‘Hamilton’ movie

This Fourth of July weekend, which finds much of America reeling from a rocky first half of 2020, the mainstream and social media hype can be summed up in three words: “Hamilton” is back. The play has won 11 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for drama, and, according to Forbes, has generated over $1 billion in income from Broadway/London/United States […]

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