Theories and data sets attempting to explain why I'm in this situation, who's to blame and which folks are faring better may ultimately help by shaping public policy, but in the short-term, that doesn't pay the rent or feed my children.
As we move further into the 21st century, we will see more Latinas emulate the example set by Diaz-Oliver. Her story is a true representation of the American dream: A young female immigrant who was able to overcome great adversity and achieve success.
The Inquisition is my history and it is my family's history. It is my hideous, cruel legacy as the descendant of Mexicans, of Spaniards, and of Indians, as the latest daughter of men and women who once were Jews.
It's been nearly a year since Fox News personality Laura Ingraham tried to float the false idea that Puerto Ricans are not just as American as the rest of us.
No matter how you identify yourself or where you happen to find yourself on the spectrum of power and privilege, think about one thing you can do or say or ask today that can make someone feel a little bit less alone, and a little bit more at home.
"You don't look Mexican. You're so light-skinned," he says. "Like, I would have thought you were from Spain or Eastern Europe. I never would have guessed. Congratulations!" His jaw is very open right now. He's in awe, but at what. He's congratulating you, but what for?
Jim Estrada has gifted us a poignant and highly usable guide to navigate the culture and the foundational importance of Latino USA.
As Hispanics grow and thrive in the U.S., as seen through the parades, award shows and the like this month, it is useful to think about how Hispanics are reconciling their ethnic heritage with their U.S. identity, and how the U.S. cultural identity is in turn being shaped by the ethnic identity of Hispanics.
A phenomenon of Mass mobs, where large groups of suburbanites worship in the city on a given Sunday, is shining new light for a day on urban parishes that are dwindling or, in some cases, have been closed.
Have you ever wondered what golf has to do with success? If, like for many of us, it has never crossed your mind, allow me to share the new insights I have gained about golf through the online Global Latino Summit.
There is a lot of misinformation out there about the food we eat and the foods Hispanics have enjoyed for decades. The truth is Latinos have a diet that is historically rich in fish, beans, whole grains and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The monument's designation represents a significant moment in which we can see how effectively our community can engage in protecting public lands -- as well as the ways we enjoy them.
When I saw this video it made me cry. I cried because in the eyes of his grandmother I saw the eyes of my loving grandmother, in the timbre of his mom's voice when she spoke about loving him. That timbre is in the voice of my mom when she describes the pride she has in my sister, brother and I.
Our son is oblivious to the stares we receive when we go out as a family. I try hard not to see elements of microaggressions in every interaction we have with those we meet, like the subtle inquiries about the type of work I do (translation: How did you end up here?), or the overeager expressions of friendliness that, frankly, feel fake and rehearsed.
It's time to stop the spin and make one thing perfectly clear: Pundits and politicos make speeches. Working people make change. The power of our vote will be felt at the polls in November.