The rage felt across the country has been building up as a result of hundreds of years of systemic racism, economic oppression, and exploitation.
America has looted black people. America looted the Native Americans when they first came here. Looting is what you do. We learned it from you.
We are beginning to realize that we can’t depend on our failing political system to fix our problems. We are going to have to do it ourselves.
Hundreds of protestors gathered in Gardena, California, to demand justice for Andres Guardado – an 18-year-old Latino shot and killed by police.
Some homies dream of a better world to organize for peace. It only takes the blessing of opportunities to activate a homie’s psyches to do good work.
In quarantine, I think of my students. Their faces, their stories and the love I have for each of them is with me.
What is absent is the personalization of these children. The impact of the generational trauma that our government is creating.
Border Patrol to attempt to bill itself as a police force capable of handling the duties of a municipal police department, and we should be wary.
Perhaps this pandemic will inoculate us against the plague of division, othering, and scapegoating that we have been suffering from for far too long.
All the striking workers agreed on their demands – protection from the coronavirus, payment for working in dangerous conditions, and no retaliation.
Only now are farmworkers needed when before the pandemic they had been expendable and deportable.