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The Census: Based on Social Attitudes

We filled out the census today. I’m Mexican, English, Tigua (Ysleta del Sur Pueblo), Scots-Irish, Apache, German, Yaqui, Swedish and Sephardic as far as I know. I remember when people started hating Mexicans. I didn’t believe them. I remember thinking, “They didn’t hate Mexicans when I was a kid. They’re just doing it now because it’s cool.… More

Greta Thunberg, Malala, Anne Frank… Out of the Mouths of Children

“My message is that we’ll be watching you. This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school, on the other side of the ocean. Yet, you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet,… More

Just Cause for Eviction Bill AB 1481

Please call your legislators this morning (Tuesday April 30) and ask them to support AB 1481 the Just Cause for Eviction Bill they vote on today! From Yesenia Miranda Meza at the Alliance of California Community Empowerment: “We passed a statewide rent cap out of the first committee! Last week, ACCE members staged a two day sit-in… More

The 1st Time I Heard Women Were a Minority

I remember the first time I heard that women were a minority. I was 22. I grew up in South Carolina. My mother was a successful business woman. As kids, we were taught that it was important to treat everyone equally and with love. I moved to Arizona and finished high school there, then went… More

Why I March Alone, With You

This morning, I ended up writing to my friend Jenna about the march and why I’m going. Thank you Jenna for helping me hear my feelings. I was feeling them, but I couldn’t put them into words. Thank you for inspiring me… I’d like to share my reasons for going to the Women’s March. I have… More

I’m Noticing

The rain is freaking me out. So is the cold in the rest of the country. The special features of Children of Men in 2006 had a scientist who shared that as the planet gets warmer, the polar ice caps will melt and for some amount of time, we will get colder in response to… More