No, the Census Shouldn’t Ask About Citizenship

No, the Census Shouldn’t Ask About Citizenship

We’re all used to chaos in Washington these days. Amidst it all, there’s one little protocol change that could mean the undoing of our democratic process: the Commerce Department’s decision to ask people whether they’re citizens in the upcoming...
The Reduction of Muslim Americans

The Reduction of Muslim Americans

On August 31, Nazma Khanam, a 60-year-old Muslim woman, was stabbed to death while walking near her home in Queens. The culprit was charged with second degree murder and robbery. But Khanam’s family believes the killing was a hate crime, noting that no personal...
Still Second-Class Citizens

Still Second-Class Citizens

When I heard about the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, I thought back to another name etched into American history: Dred Scott. In 1857, the Supreme Court was tasked with deciding whether Scott, an African American man born into slavery,...
The Latest Crack in Our Broken Immigration System

The Latest Crack in Our Broken Immigration System

In a bustling room at the Third Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico a group of white and Latino parishioners gathered for a workshop on immigration. They wanted to learn more about the issue. Julio Alvarez, a Mexican immigrant, was there to answer their...
Mitt Romney’s Mexican Roots

Mitt Romney’s Mexican Roots

As a Latino, family heritage is important to me. I believe we can all learn from the journeys of our ancestors. For some, these may have involved crossing the border without papers, seeking freedom from persecution, or fleeing the violence of revolution. These...
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