Earlier this year, UC Berkeley student Luis Mora was detained by border patrol. Now, he’s back and on a mission.
It’s always awkward when kids I know come in as customers. The underlying context is clear: Instead of being out having a good time on a Saturday night, I’m at work, serving them.
Back in El Salvador, I didn’t really know what “racism” was. After being in the U.S. for a while, I learned the meaning and impact of that word.
It seemed like no matter where I was, I wasn’t either not white enough or not Mexican enough. But I found my inspiration to pull through it all in an unexpected place: music.
As a young Latina, I believe young Latinos killed by police also deserve our attention and outrage, but I’m hesitant to co-opt the Black Lives Matter movement.
We talk about the “Latino vote” as if it was a thing, but in fact Latino voters are not easy…
Some people are calling 2016 the ‘most important election of our lifetimes’, and it’s easy to see why. Technology is providing venues for new voices to have their say on issues that will have a global impact; the emotions of both the right and the left run high as the country prepares to decide what direction its leadership will take; all while more and more social-media-savvy millennials are reaching voting age.
Part of what kept me motivated to finish school was knowing that as a Latino student who was succeeding I was proving the numbers and the institution wrong.
How do you personally define the “American dream?” How do priorities like home ownership and access to higher education compare with your values? What will success look like for your future?