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05 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Living the Dream

My take on Marco Rubio and the GOP’s sudden desire to have their own version of the DREAM Act is here. Mohammad and I were quoted in Florida Independent as being open to Rubio’s proposal, which is causing some heart-burn for advocates. It is unclear to me what advocates expected from Senator Marco Rubio as […]

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04 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Remember When People of Color Used To Speak for Themselves?

It’s alright. I don’t either. Only it isn’t alright. I’m tired of heterosexual, cisgender white men taking front and center stage on everything from reproductive rights to marriage equality to immigration reform. What makes them more qualified to talk about these issues than us? They actually sound pitiful. They are not a part of our […]

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09 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Statement On Receiving A DREAM ACT Student Activist Scholarship Award

Today was supposed to be my first deportation hearing and overall, quite a stressful week, but it turned into a majorly good one when I came home last night to find a scholarship check in the mailbox from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), for service to the Latin@ community and specifically […]

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27 July 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Selling Lal

This is my new campaign: I need a job. Why do I need a job? My mom is really sick. She’s probably not going to last much longer at this rate. If I can’t get a job or financial support in the next few months, I will be forced to leave the country and go […]

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13 July 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Critique of Professional

Warning: This blog post is not professional. But it is real. Can you deal with it? You say I’m “not professional enough.” I hear “you are not white enough.” Profession-al. It’s such a capitalist word, imbued in the disciplining of our bodies, the appropriation of our words and time for a singular purpose. It’s a […]

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