America and Race, Hemispheric Identity, Latinos and Race, Latinos in Media, Resistance in the Trump Era, Urban/Global Politics

Emma González: La nueva cara of Florida Latinx

In the aftermath of the horrific Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, a new movement has emerged that constitutes the strongest voice for changing laws about automatic assault weapons since the Columbine massacre of 1999. Emma González, the face of this movement, took a leadership role with a passionate […]

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America and Race, Globalization, Hemispheric Identity, Latinos and Race, Latinos in Media, Resistance in the Trump Era, The Western Subject, Urban/Global Politics, US Intervention in Latin America

Why I Embrace the Term Latinx

When I first saw the word Latinx – best described as a gender-neutral term to describe US residents of Latin American descent – in print it seemed strange, alien, and unfit for proper pronunciation. But rather than perceiving it as my enemy, I came to embrace its enticing, futurist charms. The term Latinx arises from […]

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