America and Race, Globalization, Hemispheric Identity, Latinos and Race, Puerto Rico's Colonial Status, Resistance in the Trump Era, Urban/Global Politics, US Intervention in Latin America

Hurricane Maria swept away the illusion of Puerto Ricans’ citizenship

Protesters in San Juan left more than 100 pairs of shoes outside the Capitolio, home to Puerto Rico’s legislature, as a silent rebuke to the government for undercounting the number of residents who died last year from the effects of Hurricane Maria. A Harvard University study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine […]

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Urban/Global Politics

It’s a Beautiful Day, But

It’s a beautiful day. Supreme Court decisions that grant humanity to the LGBT, affirming the idea of a “living Constitution” ; the taking down of Confederate flags around the South. Obama singing “Amazing Grace“; and earlier this week, Obamacare also upheld by the Supremes. But let’s keep it in perspective. It was Justice Kennedy, who […]

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