‘Like so many teachable moments, this conversation snuck up and took me by surprise.’
I want to live in Mexico and it’s where she wants to have a better life. The challenging experience is how to love a Latina in her country.
My Latina girlfriend wasn’t moving with me to Mexico. She was already there. It will be a foreign experience that I will never forget.
Why was I crying? I was just in a fight, a fight that I was winning.
“we know food is political the taco bowl an emblem of American efficiency /eight-hour workdays rice assembly lines appropriation seasoned beef Frida Diego sour cream”
If America is built from many nations, why is it offensive to be anything other than white?
A cab driver presents a rhetorical question and warns us about the dangers of higher education for men.
For a kid in Chicago’s Little Village Neighborhood, the only thing worse than being called a wetback was being called a Brazer. It wasn’t until college that Ray Salazar learned what that word really meant.
Joshua Peralta handles a rough character in smooth language, inviting us to draw comparisons between his “Mexican dog” and a certain kind of man.
Bob Munoz peers through the prism of his brownness.
‘The privilege of being white in the U.S. is that you don’t have to see race. But for a growing majority of people, ethnicity is fluid; it’s piecemeal, chosen, reclaimed, refused, relearned.’