To many Americans, the U.S.-Mexico border is imagined as a remote outpost, a site of immigration and drug smuggling and distant to U.S. life. But border politics has powerfully influenced elections, public spending and plays a critical role in shaping national identity. It is also a political tool for delusional politics where facts and data […]
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In April I contributed a piece to the Antiracism and America series, a collaboration between the Guardian and American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center. In the piece, I explore the U.S.-Mexico border as a solution, not a problematic site, and challenge to the nation’s long history of white supremacy. In the popular imagination and political […]
published in El Diario/La Prensa September 7 2011 as part of a special 9/11 series The 2001 attacks carved a deep gash into Lower Manhattan, and scarred the minds of New Yorkers with memories of the collapsing Twin Towers that left 2,753 people dead. Ten years later, the nation can count two wars and a […]
Driving those South Texas roads is nothing short of a spiritual journey for me, every time.