During the course of the Venezuelan political crisis, something has been missing from the conversation: Racism. So the LMC speaks with James Early about the right-wing racism that is fueling Venezuela’s anti-government movement and the racial/political divide in Venezuela. James Early the is former Secretary for Education and Public Services at the Smithsonian Institution and the Director of the Cultural Heritage Policy at the Smithsonian Folk Life Center. He is also a Board member for the Institute for Policy Studies.
For too long, the immigration debate has been centered exclusively on the Latino community in the US. At the same time, millions of Southeast Asians have been left out of the conversation. So the LMC speaks with Kham Moua on the struggle for Southeast Asian immigrant rights and the importance of Asian/Latino unity against racism & xenophobia. Kham Moua is the Immigration Policy Advocate for the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC).
In less than nine years, the number of Haitian immigrants going to Chile has gone from almost non-existent to over 100,000 and growing. The LMC speaks with Cristian Dona-Reveco about this growing community in Chile and their struggles against institutional racism and xenophobia. Cristian Dona-Reveco is an associate professor of Sociology and the director of the Latino/Latin American Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.