“If the olive trees knew the hands that planted them,” wrote Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, “Their oil would become tears.”
“I love the moments where your books really linger on their encounters with power.”
American overseas imperialism functions most powerfully through its infrastructures—debt, education, bureaucracy, mobility—filtered through DHS.
“Arts, writing, journalism—these things are born from our passions … this thing that is our weak spot.”
In this latest episode of the Writing Latinos podcast, we discuss how some Afro-Latinas argue that the US census needs to accept that Latinos are not a race.
In this latest episode of the Writing Latinos podcast, we discuss how a new book shatters preconceptions about religion in the Americas.
Writing Latinos is a new podcast featuring interviews with Latino authors discussing their books and how their writing contributes to the ever-changing conversation about the meanings of latinidad.
Railroads—in the Jim Crow South just as in today’s Ukraine—employ physical infrastructure to create racial divisions.
For decades, undocumented Americans have been asked to tell their stories, in the hopes that this would galvanize political change. Did it work?
Whether tracking a migrant traveling thousands of miles or someone on parole at home, carceral tech is reaching into all walks of life.
COVID-19 highlights how the global order is built on, and excels in, closing the path of migrants unjustly.
Empathy will not close the refugee camps, nor will it aid refugees. So what will?
Within western poetry, women writers of color—and their lived experiences—are not nearly as recognized nor represented as their white peers.
Some Mexican filmmakers now mirror global stereotypes about Mexico’s violence, which make the films legible for international liberal audiences.
Guadalupe Maravilla makes multimedia art to grapple with his “traumatic experiences” as a unaccompanied child and undocumented migrant.
In 2019, immigration crimes represented almost 60 percent of all federal prosecutions. Yet the racism of the underlying laws may be their undoing.
Why do women and feminized people flee Central America? What do they find when they reach the United States?
“There is definitely a line between victims and perpetrators. But that line is not essentially determined.”
The pandemic took the health inequalities generated by US imperialism, and made them worse.
Why not redefine our asylum system to accommodate the complex and multiple reasons people flee?