After El Paso shooting, Mexican Americans can no longer be ambivalent minority


Mexican Americans think of ourselves as both an immigrant ethnic group and a racially oppressed minority. After El Paso, that is a luxury we can’t afford.   By: Ruben Navarrette Jr. , Opinion columnist\ USA Today For many Mexican Americans, it’s a poignant scene. In the film “Selena,” Edward James Olmos plays Abraham Quintanilla Sr. — the father of the famous … More After El Paso shooting, Mexican Americans can no longer be ambivalent minority

‘I am a woman with every fiber of my body’: Germany’s first transgender MP


The Bavarian state parliament building where Tessa Ganserer sits for the Greens. Photo: DPA From: The Local Sweden Lawmakers returning to the Bavarian regional parliament after elections three months ago will find a transgender woman colleague, Tessa Ganserer, on the benches where Markus Ganserer previously sat.   The Green party’s Ganserer is believed to be … More ‘I am a woman with every fiber of my body’: Germany’s first transgender MP

Condominium blues


If he doesn’t get his way, expect one outcome only. By: Elaine Luti/The American in Italia There’s a man in my condominium complex who has decided he’s the boss of the place. He expects everything he wants to go his way. What he doesn’t propose, he resists or undermines. He’s admittedly done a lot for … More Condominium blues

Women of Value


I arrived at the end of a fight in the parking lot of a discount store. The woman I was standing next to was a friend or a sister who was angry with the woman with the blood stain on her shoulder and the large hole in her top. The friend or sister is standing … More Women of Value