Monthly Archives: June 2012

Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty: A Stupid Question

The day the Supreme Court handed down its decision Arizona’s SB 1070, I received about a dozen text messages saying, “We won!” Knowing the history of the Court and dealing with this sort of wrongheaded thinking since the Bakke Case … Continue reading

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Why Chicana/o Studies Matters. Or does it?

A friend made a comment on my latest piece on Sisyphus where he raises a fair question:  “Con mucho respecto pero, what the hell is so virtuous about pushing Chicana/o Studies to the top of that damn Capitalist hill?   I … Continue reading

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Print & Distribute 4th Edition of Borderlands/La Frontera

About this project We are Aunt Lute Books, a nonprofit press, focused on bringing the voices of women, particularly queer women and women of color, to publication. This is our 30th year; it is also the 25th anniversary of our … Continue reading

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National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies: ORGANIZATION ENDORSES NEW OBAMA POLICY

National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies ORGANIZATION ENDORSES NEW OBAMA POLICY Press Release       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2012 Susan Marie Green, Ph.D. – NACCS Chair  Susan@naccs.org 530-591-0696 The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) supports President … Continue reading

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Sisyphus: Chicano Style Abandonment or Struggle

When asked what I have learned from writing about Arizona and what is going to happen in the future, I feel like the legendary king of Corinth immortalized by Albert Camus’ essay “The Myth of Sisyphus.” You remember the guy … Continue reading

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Mexican American Studies: A Pedagogy Not Sociology

We have allowed the uninformed and ignorant to define what Mexican American Studies is. Every time I discuss the subject I feel as frustrated as a scientist trying to explain science to a creationist. No matter how well you know … Continue reading

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“Latino USA: A Cartoon History” An Interview with Lalo Alcaraz

“Latino USA: A Cartoon History” written by Ilan Stavans Illustrated by Lalo Alcaraz “Latino USA: A Cartoon History” was originally released in September 2000 and is a really good book. This book was written by Ilan Stavans (The Hispanic Condition: … Continue reading

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In Search of a Pedagogy: “Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed”

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and … Continue reading

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