Design a site like this with
Get started

Power of your family name and language

“When You Say My Name” by Zachary Caballero This poem was impactful to me in so many ways. I am a substitute teacher and have been in long-term positions for as long as half a school year. In my experience, I have mispronounced names and shrugged it off as not important I now see the impactContinue reading “Power of your family name and language”

Language and identity

In this article, “Iggy Azalea’s post-racial mess: America’s oldest race tale, remixed,” I agreed and disagreed on many items but will focus on language as identity and cultural representations that come with vernacular. I can understand the idea of someone being a “poiser” appropriating a culture of black and brownness to make a dollar orContinue reading “Language and identity”

White fragility in an affluent ISD

My shock was not in the action of racist comments but in parents’ reaction to creating a diversity council. The article A viral video forced a wealthy Texas suburb to confront racism. A ‘silent majority’ fought back mentions South Lake’s “dirty secret,” the hidden racist attitudes. When South Lake’s behind closed doors, ignorant attitudes spillContinue reading “White fragility in an affluent ISD”

The Critical Race Theory Letters

We have two letters, one from the Trump administration (Memo M-20-34) and a response from TCU professors and numerous scholars. In the letter from the Trump administration, I see exactly why we need training and more education. In this letter to the heads of executive departments and agencies, Russell Vought (Director) states employees “are requiredContinue reading “The Critical Race Theory Letters”

A discussion among Latinos

I grew up as a first-generation Mexican and had similar experiences. I found it interesting that Arturo Corrales mentioned that the experience in language and as a Latino correlated to the generation level you are. The more generations have been here, the more Americanized we tend to be. Nick Lopez also mentioned his family hasContinue reading “A discussion among Latinos”

The numbers within LatinX

Two influential and controversial parts of society are religion and politics. According to research, the numbers show Latinos have large numbers in both Catholic faith and eligibility to vote.I find it interesting how Latinos have maintained their faith through time. According to the Pew Research Center, Latinos are 77% and, more specifically, 48% Catholic. CatholicismContinue reading “The numbers within LatinX”