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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Urban/Global Politics

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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Urban/Global Politics

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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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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