Is that my president?

The anti-immigrant speech of president-elect Donald Trump was not lost on young people in America with immigrant families. Youth writer Nora Ramirez opens up about how she will find it difficult to call Trump her president because of the way he has disparaged Latinos. “He pointed me out, he despised me, he hurt me, he […]

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I occupied the freeway last night

An undocumented 24-year-old joined the throng during protests over the election of Donald Trump to the presidency that took over the streets of Los Angeles. The writer, who immigrated from Mexico with his family at age seven, said he feels a mix of pain as well as optimism that the United States will get through […]

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It’s Not ‘Locker Room Talk,’ It’s Sexual Assault

Harmful, disgusting, inappropriate and disrespectful. Those are the words that come to mind among Coachella Valley youth asked to reflect on the statements of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who was caught on audio bragging about forcing himself on women. “It’s upsetting to see people like Trump use their privilege to continue oppressing women, people […]

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Fresno youth weigh in: The Trump Tapes

Fresno students reflect on the impact of the boastful and vulgar statements by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in leaked audio recordings that captured him boasting about forcing himself on women. “It’s insulting to women, but it also insults men as it assumes that this is how all men behave behind closed doors.” Read more […]

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Why a Trump win would be a loss for Mexicans in the U.S.

Trump has dominated every headline with his flamboyance and his extreme platform for the country’s future, especially around immigration. Trump says he would deport over 11 million undocumented immigrants and repeal part of the 14th amendment, which allows birthright citizenship to children of undocumented immigrants. How are Latinos responding to the  outrageous Trump platform? “I thought we as a nation […]

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Donald Trump, you’re fired!

Donald Trump took the podium last week to announce his presidential bid and attack Mexican Americans. “When Mexico sends us their people, they’re not sending their best. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists.” Randy Villegas of Kern County heartily disagrees. “The Mexican Americans that chose to come to the United States to seek a better life […]

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