Monthly Archives: May 2012

Diversity: The Illusion of Inclusion

A presentation I gave at California State University East Bay on May 16, 2012 at its Third Annual Diversity Day. It is only the second time I have been to California State University East Bay, formerly California State University Hayward. … Continue reading

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The Cristeros: Are Movies Fact?

Since the trailers appeared “For Greater Glory” – a movie about the Mexican Cristero Movement of the 1920s – I have been receiving emails urging me to take a stand because one of the actors is my student. I have … Continue reading

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Lalo Alcaraz returns to the Cypress Park Library

Lalo Alcaraz, creator of the first nationally syndicated politically themed Latino comic strip, “La Cucaracha”, returns to the Cypress Park Library and this time he’s bringing “Latino USA” with him. The 15th anniversary edition of “Latino USA: A Cartoon History” to be … Continue reading

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Tony’s Two Cents: Album Review – The Essential Toto

Hey, guys, it’s Tony back with another review. Recently, I’ve had requests from a couple of my readers. @Xicano007 sent me a music request saying that he wants me to review a band named TOTO so I looked over the … Continue reading

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An Illusion Becomes a Delusion: Maybe I am Missing Something

I recently relented to pressure of a former student to go on Facebook. He persuaded on its usefulness as an organizing tool. Once I got on FB I could see that I could not break my classroom habits and I … Continue reading

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All Politics is Local: Democratic Party’s Abandonment of the Core

The fitness exercise pilates, from my limited understanding of the exercise method, works on the principle of developing “a strong core or center (tones abdominals while strengthening the back), and improving coordination and balance.” The principle fascinates me because it … Continue reading

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