SOURCE: The Nation
by Greg Grandin
"McCarthy demonstrated how the frontier wasn’t an incubator of democratic equality but a place of unrelenting pain, cruelty, and suffering."
by Brian Behnken
Policing both the border and Mexican American communities in the Southwest has always been entangled with white supremacist violence, the author argues in a new book.
SOURCE: Minnesota Public Radio
"Many Americans don’t know that the histories of the United States and Mexico are inseparably intertwined. But historian Kelly Lytle Hernández says you cannot fully understand one without the other."
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
In this excerpt from her new book "Not 'A Nation of Immigrants'," Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the politics of the border and the racialization of Mexican laborers has been a longstanding and glaring exception to the American myth of welcoming immigrants.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Lina-Maria Murillo
"No matter what antiabortion crusaders try, pregnant people will always find ways to have abortions — and networks that go beyond borders have long helped them navigate treatment options."
SOURCE: The Guardian
by Carlos Sanchez
Conflicting family and neighborhood stories about the life of Pancho Villa – bandit or revolutionary? – showed the author how little of the complexity of the Mexican Revolution and the experiences of ethnic Mexican people made it into his school books in El Paso. Will new Texas laws push this knowledge back into the shadows?
SOURCE: Public Books
A panel of scholars discusses the concept of cross-racial solidarity and the prospects of creating powerful coalitions of the disempowered.
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