On this episode, the LMC explores both the exploitation and the perseverance of baseball in the Dominican Republic by spending the hour with Rob Ruck. He is a professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of, “Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game.”
While the boys have their fun at the World Cup in Russia, the LMC dedicates this episode to the secret history of Mexican Women’s futbol and the bright future it has ahead following the success of Liga MX femenil. We speak with Joshua Nadel, an associate professor in the department of History @ North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. It is a story of perseverance in the face of sexism, homophobia, lack of support, and institutional discrimination.
Working-class hero, Fashionista, LGBTQ icon, Selena!!! The LMC finally does a tribute show for Selena and how a new generation has re-imagined her life, music, and legacy. A great discussion with NACLA web editor Lauren Kaori Gurley about how Selena is more popular now than ever before.