Monthly Archives: March 2012

Intellectual Incest

It has always been difficult to convince Anglo-Americans that they should know more about Latinos.  It did not seem to matter to Anglos that their ignorance spawned stereotypes that damaged Mexican American children. Even after World War II and the … Continue reading

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Maria Fatal – Por Ella

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Banning History | Author S. J. Rivera reads Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales’ “Message To Aztlán”

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Ciento: 100 100 Word Love Poems by Lorna Dee Cervantes

A Review by Donna Maria Alexander Ciento: 100 100 Word Love Poems by Lorna Dee Cervantes was published by Wings Press, September 2011. This vibrant new collection from the acclaimed Chicana poet bears testament to her experimental style and far-reaching voice. The collection was born out a … Continue reading

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Emi’s Journey Part I

I have never gotten greater joy to spoil an ending than I will right now: as of today, Emi is on a strong road to recovery, but only a few days ago we were on an ambulance heading to the … Continue reading

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Everything Has Been Taken Away. Chicana/o Studies in Arizona.

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KABC Retrospective on the Assasination of Ruben Salazar (2010)

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Chicano Moratorium: A Question of Freedom

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BSP Anthology of Xicana Literature

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NACCS files a successful Amicus Brief in Ethnic Studies Case

It is with great joy that I announce the successful filing of our Amicus Brief in support of Tucson’s Ethnic Studies case. The case was filed on March 7, in support of the Acosta v. Huppenthal, CV-10-623-TUC- AWT, a case … Continue reading

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The Wall

I received an interesting email in response to an electronic conversation titled “The Trip.” One of the highest ranking Latino veterans responded to me. It was a courteous rejoinder although it was meant to be a subtle put down. The … Continue reading

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Brown Boys

Brown boys don’t cry When life treats them unfair When realization of unattainable dreams set in They want to feel the burning heat of tears They want to cry for promises forgotten Trust abused Bodies touched And although I know … Continue reading

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The Tucson-Nogales Trip

As I mentioned in previous correspondence, CSUN MEChA and students from the Asian American Studies Department visited Tucson-Nogales on February 24-26, 2012. It was draining because of the distance, size of the group, and the intensity. As always, the Tucsonenses … Continue reading

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