I have my students in ES101 do an assignment in which they follow coverage of national debate/popular issue for instance in which race, class, and/or ethnicity come up in overt or covert ways. The purpose of the assignment is to get them to think about how the words we use shade the ideas we have [...]
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Arizona’s former governor Castro stopped for a third time by law enforcement to question him about his legal status.
I taught Judith Ortiz Cofer‘s “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria” this term, and my students and I discussed various ways in which the myth of the Latin woman, as it is replete with associations to sensuality and food, becomes material in culture. It seems that the details [...]
White people love to talk about politics around the dinner table, which might explain the continuing popularity of the Thanksgiving holiday. More than any other day or time on the American calendar or schedule (which are typically governed by all manner of rules and directives about “polite company” and social taboos), Thanksgiving is the day when white [...]
Deedee Garcia Blase (R-AZ) forms the National Tequila Party in the hopes of motivating would-be Latino voters to get out to the polls in 2012 in response to the anti-immigration rhetoric of the Tea Party. Note that Garcia Blase is Republican, and note that National Tequila Party doesn’t overtly identify with either the Left or [...]
A Nation of Immigrants Martin, Susan F. Cambridge University Press: 2011