Monthly Archives: July 2012

Americans and Historical Amnesia

What Americans just don’t get is that most people see history differently than they do. In order to break this down, every semester I show Robert Wuhl’s HBO special “Assume the Position 101.” Wuhl proposes that U.S. history is Pop … Continue reading

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¡Ban This! The BSP Anthology of Xican@ Literature Book Review

                                    In 1967, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzalez, leader of the Crusade for Justice, filled a political and literary vacuum within the Chicana/o community when … Continue reading

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the calm tremble

the calm tremble of your evening smile whispered an immaculate goodbye the fragment of your hidden embrace an imaginary surrender to a rhythmic fire slowly fading away into the quiet night – David Cid

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The Rattlesnake and the Cobra Inane Name Calling: Does Race and Ethnicity Matter?

A lot has happened to me this week. I continue to struggle through Facebook, which I have to admit I am enjoying. There is also the continuing coverage of George Zimmerman and his gunning down of Trayvon Martin, and now … Continue reading

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44th Anniversary of the East LA Blowouts and East LA 13 @ Cypress Park Library – July 21 (12-2)

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Arizona: False Expectations and The Poor

When you rarely win, you learn not expect much. I never considered myself poor but when I was growing up I never remember my parents telling me that I was going to college or encouraging me to enter a profession. … Continue reading

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44th Anniversary of the East LA Blowouts & East LA 13

Aztlán Reads www.aztlanreads.com   Cypress Park Library 1150 Cypress Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90065   July 12, 2012 MEDIA ADVISORY    What:             44th Anniversary of the East Los Angeles Blowouts & East LA 13 When:             Saturday, July 21, 2012 … Continue reading

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The Death of a Team: A Return to Indoctrination

Society pays more attention to its sports teams than to its children. Today in L.A. the world shattering concern is whether to keep the Lakers’ roster intact or break it up and get new players. A great deal of thought … Continue reading

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¡Ban This! The BSP Anthology of Xicana/o Literature

The book is amazing! Take a look at the cover:                                 Pretty amazing stuff, eh? I think so too. Here is a list of the … Continue reading

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Criminalizing Thinking: Dumb, Ignorant, Mean or Greedy?

I am having trouble getting into this essay on the war on critical thinking. I cannot figure out whether it is dumb or ignorant.  My mother would say that the people conducting the war are malditos, mean.  The reality is … Continue reading

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