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Aspirations

What is the minimum requested or required of you by yourself, your peers and by your family in the area of ethics, morals, education, professionalism, intellectual curiosity, family life, reciprocity, civic engagement and cultural participation? This society does not expect much from our youth and will, therefore, not request or require much in the areas [...]

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The Backdoor DREAM Act

President Obama’s recent decision to defer deportation of young people means that many youth might not have to worry about being deported anytime soon.  It means that many of the principles that had been incorporated into the DREAM Act will be implemented directly by the president, even though it failed to pass through Congress as [...]

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Victory Over University of Houston Chicano Mural

Rather than doing my own write up, I’d rather post the words of these two individuals.  They along with Mario Gonzales, one of the original artists of the mural, worked very hard to ensure that the mural was kept in tact.  I do have to give particular credit to Professor Cano for identifying the potential [...]

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Formal Logic In Educational Arguments

“If you dream, you will achieve.” Most of us have seen some variation of this slogan somewhere.  A few months back, I began preparing for the LSAT.  In fact the day before the test, Emi was discharged, after her second emergency admission.  We were up until about five in the morning, and I had to [...]

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Librotraficante: Letter Of Solidarity With All Librotraficantes

To All Librotraficantes Everywhere: Even though I find myself unable to join you personally in your travels to bring banned knowledge to the people of Arizona, it is my hope that I might offer solidarity with your efforts by sharing my thoughts regarding the significance of your work. This country finds itself at a crossroad [...]

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Mural Artist, Activists, Alumni, and Students Demonstrate

What: Press Conference by 1960’s Civil Rights Activists, Alumni, Original Artist and current U of H Students Purpose: To demonstrate against the planned move to an undisclosed location of a historic mural at U of H Date/Time: Friday, March 2, 2012 Time: 11:30 AM Location: In front of the University Center (student center) at Entrance [...]

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Librotraficantes: Trafficking Forbidden Knowledge To Arizona

  For Immediate Release                                                                              January 24, 2012                                                                                               CONTACT: Tony Diaz, Nuestra Palabra Director AztecMuse@aol.com    Houston writers & activists organize a caravan of Librotraficantes to smuggle contraband books back into Arizona! Houston, Texas – Local literary nonprofit Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say is organizing The Librotraficantes Banned Book Caravan from Houston, Texas to [...]

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Thoughts On Chicano Mural At U Houston

The mural at the University of Houston’s University Center is an icon. The mural showcases leaders of the Chicano Movement along with Uncle Sam in the middle as the embodiment of a calavera. Different historical images of Mexican history are painted throughout the mural. It is a political statement as much as anything else, but [...]

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Affirmative Action Will End With Self Determination

Affirmative Action A few weeks ago, a federal appeals court refused to hear an appeal from a University of Texas student who was challenging the right of the university to even the playing field in admissions by considering the race of certain applicants. The court essentially said that the university had the right to prefer [...]

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HISD Responds to Irresponsible Republican Tax Cuts

To all my friends with students in Texas classrooms: Are you ready to see forty kids per classroom? Read this letter from HISD. This is serious. Share and Enjoy:

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