Rants and ruminations by a classical liberal with radical Chicano tendencies
Colorines quoted Carlos Quiroz yesterday(someone I occasionally agree with on Twitter)regarding his Census tutorial for immigrants from Latin America: “Do not mark Hispanic unless you were born in Spain and all your ancestors are from Spain, you’re not Latino unless you speak Latin or if you’re ancestors are from any Latin country of Europe. Latinos […]
Actually, he didn’t say that–he said something much worse… With complete disregard to the reality of an already browned USA, where undocumented immigrants have grown roots and pay taxes much like any other citizens, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter (R) is angry that reapportionment would cost Louisiana a congressional seat. His misplaced diatribe excerpted in this article […]
While some people look at cockroaches as disgusting pests, We view them as resilient organisms that predate humans and will likely outlive us as well. People of color, the poor, the downtrodden, and the oppressed, much like cockroaches, are often despised, feared and in some cases have been the objects of extermination.
We started this blog as an attempt to understand the complicated world we live in. Things have changed since the old days of conquest, colonization, and slavery. Anonymous living, consumerism, and mass media have made it difficult to identify the forces that make modern-day oppression possible. Thus, posts here tend to focus on corruption, media, bureaucracy, ethics, economics, law, human rights, etc...in short, We try to take a second-order inquiry into assumptions and systems that some of us take for granted. We also take time to challenge stereotypes that function to place us in a box. Occasionally, We just rant.
Thank your for reading! Follow me on