People who hate Mexicans don’t know much about them or the country they come from.
We have come to both expect and accept the right of conservatives to shriek threats over tiny offenses. But this coddling comes at a high price.
Even as young white men mow down Blacks and Latinos, Republicans continue to deny that they are inflaming racism or prodding lunatics to take matters into their own hands. They claim it is conservative white people who are under attack.
The United States continues to lag behind the rest of the developed world in happiness and socioeconomic markers, but a steady stream of immigrants may be its salvation.
Hector chats with Carlos Eduardo Espina, an immigrant rights advocate and community organizer with over 2.4 million followers on TikTok, where he answers questions and gives advice concerning the U.S. immigration system.
Panamanian American author Cristina Henríquez’s novel tackles immigration issues that still have valence today, but complicates the stereotypical narrative of Mexican immigrants crossing into the U.S. illegally that often dominates Latinx immigration stories in popular media.
Hector’s mom Yeni was born in a mountain village outside the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa and immigrated to Chicago when she was six.
In this episode, Hector chats with Pablo Manríquez, Washington correspondent for Latino Rebels. Pablo was born in Chile but raised in St. Louis.