One of the most effective ways to ensure that racism stays intact and continues to thrive and reinvent itself is through crushing dreams and severely limiting individuals ability to imagine.
Wetbacks was the name used by my favorite uncle to describe Mexicans regardless of their immigration status.
When you spend a great deal of time on the net, it is fascinating and somewhat sobering to realize that there is another individual at another computer reading your diatribes and spouting their own brand of brilliance. Recently, I spoke with someone about how immigration reform continues to affect them. I was unaware of the intersection of fear and anxiety among "undocumented " persons and how similar it is to being in the closet. I had the opportunity to interview and make a very short video of one brave person's story.
At one time, providing a sound, quality education was possible despite the color of a child's skin or the size of his parent's wallet.
Along with the occupy wall street's movement to redistribute wealth and encourage some serious accountability, the RESISTANCE (a group of youth demanding educational reform )is now a new player in the game demanding more from educators and those who care about how children are educated.