Current Marginalization of the Latinx Community

By Sara Cadona Still today we face the problems of marginalization of oppressing certain races based on their culture, language and color. The Latinx community is every person that identify themselves with being Latin (Blay, 2016). This term of Latinx is gender neutral and makes it easier when talking about a whole community (Blay, 2016). … Continue reading Current Marginalization of the Latinx Community

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Taking Action: Some Efforts We All Can Make

by Mariana Huben In the current political climate, it can be easy to find oneself feeling hopeless and powerless in the face of seemingly insurmountable hatred as it manifests in the rhetoric of our elected leaders and the actions of threatening groups of people.  While it is normal to experience fear in response to such overwhelming events, … Continue reading Taking Action: Some Efforts We All Can Make

Continuing to Progress in Spite of National Regression

by Mariana Huben The results of this election remind me of one historical event that I learned about in my intermediate school American history course: Custer’s Last Stand. Once glorified as a heroic final battle between George Custer’s troops and the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho people, the occurrence was renamed the Battle of Little … Continue reading Continuing to Progress in Spite of National Regression

More Than a Political “Issue”

Written by Hannah Vahldick Immigration: At its core a simple concept, people leaving their homelands in search of prosperity, safety, stability, and hope. We humans have a long history of our masterful ability to traverse the globe; indeed, even many of our stories and folklore incorporate tales of great explorers, exalting them for their courage … Continue reading More Than a Political “Issue”

Why Ferguson Matters to Asian Americans

Guest post by Glenda Li This Thanksgiving break, while updating my dearest mother, I casually mentioned that I might move to Canada one day. She seemed extremely annoyed at this. I speculated that she might have thought how ridiculous it was that her family used everything they had to move to America to provide a better … Continue reading Why Ferguson Matters to Asian Americans

“Of 3,200 children’s books published [in the U.S.] in 2013, just 93 were about black people.”

Written by Charity Peets Everything in a child’s environment clues him or her in on prevailing standards. Apartheid of Children’s Literature, an article written by Christopher Myers, highlights the fact that “Of 3,200 children’s books published [in the U.S.] in 2013, just 93 were about black people.” I wasn’t aware of these disappointing numbers, but … Continue reading “Of 3,200 children’s books published [in the U.S.] in 2013, just 93 were about black people.”