Growing up in Mexico, I was exposed to a lot of nationalistic views about that country. When I came to the US, it wasn't that much different. In either place, I was told to love the country with all my heart, and to not see any fault in it. That's totally the wrong way of going about loving something, or someone...
Slavery is "America's Original Sin," without a doubt. I think the way that the United States governments since Independence have treated immigrants is a close second. Time after time, the country seemed to settle on what being "American" was, and then the country rejected anyone not fitting the description until it was necessary to re-define [...]
Because of an accident of history, geography, and climate, and because of the decisions of people on both sides of my family, I was born in Juarez, Mexico. The city is the Mexican half of what used to be “El Paso del Norte” (Spanish for “The Northern Pass”). When Texas seceded from Mexico and was [...]
I must admit to you that I was very, very sad to see some of the comments on social media (comments like these) that came about from Marc Anthony signing "God Bless America" at the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday. It appears that the racist came out of a lot of people, and they decided [...]