YOU CAN TRUST THE BANKS. You can trust the NSA. You can trust the FDA. You can trust the DEA. You can trust the police. Because all these organizations act in the name of what is best for The People. Except what if that's complete and utter bullshit? What, then?
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JUDGING BY THE EGREGIOUS SILENCE on mainstream U.S. infotainment stations, one might assume that the life and premeditated murder of an innocent child is only worth our compassion and outrage if she is white. Because the brutal shooting and home invasion that swallowed up the life of nine year-old Brisenia Flores has had a hard time getting any play on major "news" outlets.
DOES CHE GUEVARA DESERVE TO BE AN ICON for Xicanos, Xicanas, Latinas, Latinos? Only if we remember where the struggle lies and what it is about, at heart.
GIVE ME THE WIND, the water, and the touch of someone close. And give me stories. Stories of clear-eyed humans, of paths lined with golden wheat that sways in the sun, trod by brave souls undertaking important journeys.
SEMANTIC GAMES DO NOT MAKE CHANGE. What a person stands for, acts for, works toward, and feeds is what and who they are. Given the dodging games and general misunderstanding of the terms Racism and Racist, are there clearer ways to assess and describe what harm someone is aiding, or what justice they are fighting for? Yes.
ANOTHER WORLD IS HERE. This is only a beginning. Change:: The Music presents a collaboration of artists and media makers who have united to present an International, Multicultural, Interdisciplinary, Multimedia Digital Arts Compilation in order to raise funds and awareness for the United States Social Forum in 2010 in Detroit, Michigan.
IN POLITICS, PHRASES ARE HURLED ABOUT with a repetition that becomes a song; a pattern of mouthsounds spelling out a sonic shape with a predictable, recurrent, and lulling rhythm. Mind, you, the message is a lie, but the beat is so on time, that we find our feet stepping along in a shuffling, delusional line.
A TIMELESS TACTIC practiced by the oppressor is to burn the pages of all your history books. To shatter your statues and to destroy your icons of hope and power. Today in Arizona, these age-old methods play out yet again. But they cannot stop us, nor the truth of our peoples.
Miami Debriefing; The Intersections of Race, Class, Journalism, Activism, Croissants, and Immigration.
BACK FROM MIAMI AND LITTLE HAITI, where I attended an international symposium on Immigration Coverage in Media and met a host of fantastic people as well as experienced numerous interesting, challenging, exciting, and enlightening moments.
JETTING OUT MIAMI WAY to attend an international panel on immigration, and how it is covered in the US ethnic media vs. Europe's ethnic media vs both mainstream media systems. Thanks to the French-American Foundation.
ALL GUESTS AT THE ZOO and some imagine they are the keepers when they are the caged. They hoot like monkeys and point with rage.
WITH ALL THE INTENSITY of SB 1070 being passed, and all the vile spirits unleashed unto the online comment threads, and with all the heartache that witnessing such injustice brings—Stephen Colbert offers us a much-needed laugh and break in the action.
WE ARE SERENADED and handled by sociopathically-skilled master paraders. The Good Cop/Bad Cop dynamic shuttles us from room to room eliciting the desired confession and appropriate gratitude. Meanwhile, the People dance and still struggle, while the sun turns Glenn Beck's tears into blood diamonds.
TO GIVE YOU A PEEK INTO THE IMMIGRATION RALLY that I attended on Sunday in Washington, DC, I've embedded a slideshow of the fotos I took. Come time for the next News With Nezua, I'll have a video for you to watch. I can only hope that I can convey to you some of the energy that was filling the National Mall.
THIS MARCH, I'll be presenting at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity's Transforming Race Conference. This article provides the backstory for why I began the Unapologetic Mexican blog as well as prefaces my talk at the conference.