Latina/o Studies

By Ronald L. Mize

In the lead up to the 2018 US midterm elections, echoes of the 2016 vitriol that swept self-avowed ‘nationalist’ Donald Trump into the presidency are now focused on the ‘migrant caravan’. Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric has culminated in a new commercial aired on national television on the … Read More

Is racism an environmental threat?

A couple of friends have kindly offered me a space to write something that helps introduce ‘Is Racism an Environmental Threat?’ (IRET?). Vijay Prashad’s Will The Flower Slip Through The Asphalt (LeftWord Books, 2017) has been one of such spaces. Olivia Rutazibwa’s blog Rethinking Francophone Africa is another. Polity Press … Read More

Indigenous Peoples and Colonialism: Global Perspectives

How a controversial dam threatens rights of Canada’s indigenous Innu people

Protest sign at the Muskrat Falls site, June 12. Janet Cooper, Author provided

A controversial hydroelectric dam project in sub-Arctic Canada relies on local Innu people giving up their own lands. Nalcor Energy, the firm building two dams to … Read More

Gender and Migration

I write from Dallas, Texas about a recent article in The New York Times (July 25, 2015, p. A17) with the headline “Texas is Forced to Ease a Policy on Immigrants”. The article reported on the problems of Ms. Nancy Hernandez who, after giving birth to a baby girl in … Read More