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Reflections of a Puerto Rican Teaching US Latina/o Literature in the Midwest

In a time when students, especially at high school level, hardly ever learn about literature or history other than the predominantly Anglo-Saxon curriculum school boards approve, we owe educators like Professor Marisel Moreno much more than words can say for promoting Latino studies. The end result may vary from stripping young minds off of unconscious bias to […]

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Puerto Ricans in the fields on Maui, circa 1920. In the plantation camps where laborers lived, managers segregated them by nationality.

Manuel O. Sanchez: Puerto Rican Civil Rights Activist

On March 2, 1917 the United States enacted the The Jones–Shafroth Act granting U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans. However, Puerto Ricans that had migrated to Hawaii, by then an already U.S. territory, were not recognized as U.S. Citizens until later that year. In 1899 Puerto Rico was hit by a  devastating hurricane by the name of San […]

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Luis J. Rodriguez to Become First Latino to Head State Bar of California

Luis J. Rodriguez will become part of history when he is sworn in as the 89th president of the California State Bar in October “which regulates more than 237,000 attorneys in the state” according to dailynews.com.  “I’m the first Latino and that’s something to celebrate, especially in the state of California but at the same time, it’s […]

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