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Where did ‘Latinx’ or ‘Hispanic’ come from?

By Val Reynoso Latinx/Hispanic are terms of European origin that were then brought to the Americas through imperialist conquests and enforced on non-white populations by colonial means. The denomination Latin was created in Europe in the early 19th Century given the increase of romantic nationalism and racism which prompted Europeans to identify their countries with the languages they spoke. The

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The Foundation of white supremacy through colonialism

Foundation of Spanish Casta System through Limpieza de Sangre By Val Reynoso Given the lack of information provided on the pan-ethnic group Latinx/Hispanic, many persons in the US do not know much on the subject and have misinformed preconceptions based primarily on ethnic stereotypes and mainstream media portrayals of said group. Being provided with a detailed analysis of Spanish, French,

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Beyond Black and White: Socializing Latinx and Asian Identities

By Val Reynoso In her article “For Many Latinos, Racial Identity Is More Culture Than Color,” Navarro addresses the complexities of Latinx racial and ethnic identities especially in regards to the US census. She explicates how the race classifications offered by the US census are not satisfactory to many Latin American descendants for numerous reasons; some of these reasons being

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How LBJ sabotaged the Dominican Republic

By Val Reynoso After watching one of Lyndon Johnson’s speeches, I was reminded of how US politicians will use their platforms for lip service and euphemisms for imperialism in defense of the status quo which majority of citizens have accepted as the truth. Johnson spoke about the Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965, which essentially liberalized immigration regulations, made family reunification

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How the US government and Facebook suppress non-Western media

By Val Reynoso The U.S. boasts itself on being the land of the free; however, this narrative shifts in regards to U.S. government censorship of non-Western media, particularly through major social media outlets such as Facebook. Contemporary social media giants and politicians have been complicit in the censorship of media coverage that opposes that of mainstream news, with the justification

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No War In Syria!

Tonight, the United States’ fascist regime led by Donald Trump announced it has begun bombing Syria. We completely condemn the US declaration of war and utterly oppose US imperialism. As we said a year ago, US claims of chemical attacks by the Syrian government must be taken as propaganda. The US lied to get into war with Iraq, Lybia and

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