COMMENTARY: To survive the Coronavirus, Americans must learn from Mexicans

March 27, 2020 / By


During the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in the U.S. (and beyond), it behooves Americans to learn from individuals of Mexican origin in el norte about the art of survival in a time of crisis.

COMMENTARY: Living in crisis has been people’s ‘normal’ for generations; why wait for pandemic to do something about it?

March 27, 2020 / By

Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of low-income, undocumented, and other marginalized communities had been living paycheck to paycheck and struggling financially to make ends meet for their families.

COMMENTARY: Why did it take a pandemic to recognize the need in foster youth?

March 24, 2020 / By

It isn’t all that uncommon for former foster youth to live in poverty after transitioning out of the Foster Care System. 

COMMENTARY: It takes a special person to be a great foster parent

February 12, 2020 / By
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When people think of foster care, they often think of the youth in the system. But foster parents play a key role in helping these youth grow into responsible young adults.

COMMENTARY: McFarland doesn’t need immigration detention centers; city should prioritize residents

February 4, 2020 / By


Lately, there has been quite a dispute in my hometown of McFarland. The argument is over whether the city of McFarland will grant GEO Group, a for-profit prison company, permits to open and operate immigration detention facilities in town. 

First uncounted, then undercounted: Census track record on Native Americans

January 28, 2020 / By
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The first enumeration of the 2020 Census starts this week in Toksook Bay, Alaska, a remote Yup’ik village on the coast of the Bering Sea.