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

A new report says Hispanic identity is fading. Is that really good for America?

Last semester, a student of mine named Fernando came to speak with me after the last meeting of my class on Latino identity. He thanked me for getting him to think about not only his roots but his connections with other Latinos, and our contributions to history and culture. He was an engineering student of […]

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Urban/Global Politics

The Signifying Taco

This GIF is from an ad for Tums I saw the other day. It is apparently trying to demonstrate the way Tums wards off indigestion from spicy Mexican food. But it seems to have a double meaning, perhaps also signifying the subliminal hostility toward Mexicans and other Latin Americans that continue to flow northward and […]

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