Immigration Cloaked in Racism California’s 1994’s Proposition 187 (Story and Podcast)


  On Nov. 2, 1994, over 10,000 teenagers across California walked out to protest proposition 187. The initiative sought to punish undocumented immigrants by denying them certain services, including access to public healthcare and education. Proposition 187 split the psyche of the state like few things before or since. Californians, confronted with a more diverseContinue reading “Immigration Cloaked in Racism California’s 1994’s Proposition 187 (Story and Podcast)”

Why Denmark’s politicians are posting their school photos on social media


PM Mette Frederiksen posted her school photo on Instagram. Photo: Aris Oikonomou/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix   School photos have been the subject of public debate in Denmark this week after a report featuring parents who have their children’s images digitally enhanced. Broadcaster DR earlier this week reported on the trend of parents requesting an idealized outcome ofContinue reading “Why Denmark’s politicians are posting their school photos on social media”

homeless? Sub-Human?


He was the first person I saw as I entered the Rite Aid on K Street His long dark blonde hair tied up in pony tail, skin dark from the sun.  I couldn’t tell how old he was, somewhere between mid twenties to mid thirties.  He was wearing a Jean jacket and held on toContinue reading “homeless? Sub-Human?”

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 famousContinue reading “After El Paso shooting, Mexican Americans can no longer be ambivalent minority”

Trump: Is it in his Kiss?


What is it about Donald John Trump?  That makes him so bloody irresistible that people discard every thing they know is true to get his approval?  Some go so far as to go to jail for this man.    A man who’s loyally is limited to his last name. Well respected individuals who have spentContinue reading “Trump: Is it in his Kiss?”

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

What Waking Up Transgender in America Feels Like


Cisgender allies: Put yourself in our shoes. By: Jessie Earl/The Advocate.com   I’m going to be entirely honest. I’m so damn tired. I have been sitting here, staring at a blank computer screen trying my best to muster up the energy to write. I want so badly to explain to you the anger, sadness, pain,Continue reading “What Waking Up Transgender in America Feels Like”

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 forContinue reading “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 standingContinue reading “Women of Value”

Before I Do: Why History Matters


His or Her Past, may have a major impact on your future as a couple Sex and the Heart has ruined many relationships because they often distract from reality.     The heart wants one thing and one thing only, love.   The heart is hopeful, it tells the brain to overlook what it sees because loveContinue reading “Before I Do: Why History Matters”