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Well this is certainly interesting: Every now and then, there is something new under the sun. This month, it’s a pro-worker trade policy—a first for the federal government in at least 40 years. This notable turn began on May 11, when the AFL-CIO, SEIU, and a Mexican union lodged a complaint against multiple auto parts […]
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Mexico’s Environmental Racism

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On February 22, 2021
We don’t often think of Afro-Mexicans, but they very much exist, especially along both the Gulf and Pacific coasts. And they face significant discrimination within a quite racist Mexico. That racism includes environmental racism, as Jayson Porter explores: Similar to the United States, Mexico is also at a moment of reckoning when it comes to […]
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When racists talk about “protecting our borders” and stopping immigrants from coming to the U.S., it’s the biggest act of intentional self-denial and ignorance in history. Nearly every reason for migration from Mexico and Central America is directly related to the United States, even if the U.S. is not wholly responsible. When we dump our […]
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The U.S. most certainly has a lot of problematic statues. But so does Latin America and that reflects the history of racism and genocide just as profound there as here. Moreover, the cultural politics over these things are also rife with dissension. After all, Jair Bolsonaro is president of Brazil largely for the same reasons […]

Do Not Be a Fool

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On May 13, 2020

The Spanish were able to conquer the Mexica (Aztecs) due to the smallpox wiping out Tenochtitlan between 1519-21. But in the writings that survived the Spanish conquest, there were guides to the emper

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