I’m not bilingual, but I’m still Mexican
I’m not bilingual, but I’m s
By Veronica Rios — As a fourth generation American to a Mexican family from Guadalajara, I guess I never really knew too much about my heritage. When I hit college, I realized I was proud of a background I was never raised to know. What hit even harder is that not knowing Spanish,...
A Jew and a Mexican walk into a bar…
A Jew and a Mexican walk into a bar̷
By Crystal Ramirez– As any politically incorrect joke goes, stereotypes are played upon and the “rare” occurrence of different ethnic groups walking into a bar together is mocked. Well, the joke is on them. My parents married in 1985, fusing together an interracial, but...
Immigration: A love story
Immigration: A love story
By Lynndel Noriega– “Up, up with education! Down, down with deportation!” chanted a crowd of 30 or so Latin American youths holding hand-painted signs advocating the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would grant “restricted” residency...
Latina viewpoints
Latina viewpoints
By Teresa Puente — How much does our ethnic, racial or cultural identity shape who we are? There are conservatives trying to discredit Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor because of her viewpoints. Clearly, her identity as a Latina has influenced her on a personal and professional...
Mexican Today, Spanish Tomorrow
Mexican Today, Spanish Tomorrow
By Lisa Cisneros — “Cisneros? What are you Greek?”  This is the question I’m asked almost always after a person finds out that my last name is “Cisneros”.   You know people, I’m not even sure anymore. I can’t seem to get a straight answer. When people ask...
Regrets of a Monolingual Childhood
Regrets of a Monolingual Childhood
By Araceli Arroyo — With a name like Araceli I should know how to speak Spanish. Since my mother went through the trouble of giving me such a “Spanish” name she should have had the follow through to teach me the language. (Madeline and Gloria my younger sisters I feel...