Latino and Black families are being regulated to a generational and permanent underclass population status. The history of Texas’ minimalist approach to policymaking has perpetuated limited human capital investments, and unequal opportunities to achieve family bienestar (well-being) – real middle-class equivalency.
Category: Civil Rights
Uvalde Tragedy: Latinos Want Justice and Change
The Uvalde tragedy resulted in extensive media, punditry, and political attention. Yet, has anyone asked what the children’s families and predominant Latino community want? The failed communications and understanding of their wants serve as a microcosm of what happens across Latino communities.
Texas’ Climate Disaster: Latino Community Impact and Policy Assessment￼
The Texas Winter Storm, in February 2021, disproportionately impacted Latino, Black, and low-income peoples. The winter disaster occurred while they were struggling with pandemic conditions and its concurrent disproportionate economic and health effects.
Chicano Movement Legacies: Fifty Years of Raza Unida Party￼
A Reunion and Celebration of the Legacy of Raza Unida Party –One of the Most Influential Organizations of the Chicano Movement. Participants will review the history and legacy of the Raza Unida Party, and its relationships to the current social, economic, and political status of Mexican Americans. Presentations will connect the present to future influence […]
Decades of Latino Health Injustice￼
There are 2.5 more uninsured Latinos today than their total population of 1.8 million during the 1968 U.S. Civil Rights Commission Hearing conducted in San Antonio. It’s a social justice issue that requires change from the decades of increasing right-wing political obstruction and discriminatory policies.
Mexican American Civil Rights: 1968 vs. 2021
Recent publications and events regarding the history of Mexican American Civil Rights in Texas have garnered public attention. It could not be timelier given current enacted state laws that target voter suppression and white-washing historical TRUTH regarding the treatment and contributions of Native Americans, Mexican Americans, and African Americans.
Paid Sick Days: Workers Bienestar (Well-Being) Unfullfilled!
Over 4 million Texas workers, half of them Latinos, have their economic mobility impeded because they lack employer-based paid sick leave. The 87th State Legislative Session preferred focusing on divisive issues and corporate hand-outs versus supporting workers to gain economic prosperity on a level playing field. The legislature and AG continually fight against cities passing […]