No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

Local colleges have brought Cynthia Orozco down to south Texas for Latino Heritage Month two years in a row now, and I’ve missed her both times (I teach night classes). It’s unfortunate because I would have loved to hear her talk more about the Chicano civil rights movement, but I did finally get a chanceContinue reading “No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement”

Our Lady of Controversy

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Book Blogger Appreciation Week celebration to kick off Latina/o Heritage Month. I’ll be featuring a number of books by and about Latina/os from September 15-October 15 to celebrate. I’ve long since held a fascination with artwork based on the Virgen de Guadalupe. A revered Catholic icon, La Virgen appeared toContinue reading “Our Lady of Controversy”

Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera

Trigger warning. Today marks the first day of Women’s History Month. It is also International Women of Color Day, so to kick off Women’s History Month on this blog, I begin by acknowledging a large group of women whose murders remain ignored by the mainstream media: Since the days of Prohibition, Juarez has been aContinue reading “Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera”