Slavery Was A Necessary Evil Says Senator

And, there have it, the Band-Aid has been pulled off and it is time that Americans reconcile with the inconvenient truth that America was founded on the backs of slaves. The wound is open and oozing because some Americans continue to hold on to the façade of American exceptionalism. Today’s America is the culmination of… Read More Slavery Was A Necessary Evil Says Senator

What A 1964 Book Teaches Us About the Origins of the Glass Beach Study

It didn’t take long after I first arrived in El Paso that I realized something was different about the city. It was very Mexican but not Mexican at all. I know, it doesn’t make sense and it didn’t make sense at first. Cd. Juárez dominates El Paso in population and in its economy but most… Read More What A 1964 Book Teaches Us About the Origins of the Glass Beach Study

Symbols Matter

There is much discussion across the nation about whether Confederate statues and symbolism belong in America. Those opposed to the Confederate iconography argue that they represent slavery in America and thus have no place in American society. They argue that the Confederate symbols glorify slavery. Supporters of the Confederate symbols, on the other hand, argue… Read More Symbols Matter

Trump Proves It Is About A Culture War

Last week, Donald Trump, while in Europe, stated that Europe immigration is “changing the culture” of the European countries. Therein lies Trump’s animosity about immigrants, especially Mexicans. Most will gloss over the comments noting that there’s nothing wrong with wanting to keep American “values” intact or that immigrants should “assimilate.” But the “changing culture” comments… Read More Trump Proves It Is About A Culture War

The War on Culture

What many do not seem to understand about Donald Trump’s nativist politics is that he mainstreamed the war on culture against minorities – specifically Mexican-Americans – that started in the late 1970’s. The issue is not about skin color, but rather it is about culture. The conflict being played out in the background is about… Read More The War on Culture

Mexican Astrophysicist Corrects Stephen Hawkings Theory

When talking about Mexico, most individuals have a misperception that Mexico is a country devoid of advanced technology. It is a misperception perpetuated by the news media hungry for sensationalized headlines to fill their daily news delivery. Many of us Mexicans, also tend to downplay Mexico’s technological expertise as a result of our misguided attempt… Read More Mexican Astrophysicist Corrects Stephen Hawkings Theory

Lunch Food Truck: A lesson in today’s business evolution flux

It is always interesting trying out new and unique places to eat. Food trucks have always been my favorite as they remind me of the Taquerias I grew up with in Mexico. Recently, Food Trucks have started to come unto their own as unique, often interesting food experiences fit for food connoisseurs everywhere. Today’s experience… Read More Lunch Food Truck: A lesson in today’s business evolution flux