In the lead up to the upcoming Republican and Democratic conventions, Aaron Sanchez from www.commentaryandcuentos.com/ talks to us about how far back and how deep the history of US Latino conservatism goes. He also explains the frame of reference that led to the rise of individuals like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio amid a hostile political environment towards Latinos.
Following the biggest mass shooting in US history, Charlie Vazquez from the Bronx Writers Center joins us to bring clarity on the tragedy regarding the LGBTQ community, xenophobia, homophobia, gun control and domestic violence.
Aaron Fountain, a PhD student in the department of American History at Indiana University-Bloomington, discusses the surprisingly extensive history of urban Latino Riots. He discusses how the “Black=White Binary” of racial injustice makes these moments in history largely forgotten and how they can happen again. Heavy emphasis on various riots in New Jersey, 91 Mt Pleasant Riots in DC, and 92 LA riots.