We continue with our new Cuentos series with a piece from a guest writer. Due to her precarious position in her PhD program, she wishes to be anonymous. But I can tell you, she is awesome! and has made major contributions to the website.
La Mosca Muerta
As much as we are taught to be believe knowledge leads to liberation I have not found academia to be a safe space for me, as a young, first-generation POC. I am the only student of color in my cohort, and the only person of color in my department. What is particularly interesting about my situation is that I am the only person of color in my department studying the political history of mi gente.
My presence in the department has already shook up some feelings among the faculty.
I need help for my son to continue his eiouatdcn. I was laid off and habing trouble getting a job. My sons is still taking out loans but I can’t get a parent plus and earned 40,000 when I did work so financial aid is small. PLEASE help and tell me were I can go so my son doesn’t have to drop out
on April 01, 2015
it’s retro acculturation. US born hipcinass begin retro acculturation at about 13-15 years old and continues into adulthood. during this phase, hipcinass seek out their culture in everyday moments the yearning for hispanic culture is in full gear. so advertisers are trying to leverage this thirst by using spanish ads in english mediums. but, i don’t think it has even close to the same impact as a spanish ad would have on fox or nbc.
on March 28, 2015
I was born in Argentina,and came to the US at the age of 5. I recieved my tanhcieg credential. In CA. I moved to ID, but I have not been able to get work except in a private school. The districts here are bankrupt. There are no jobs. I would like to go back to school and earn a degree in Speech theropy. What can I do. I only make $25,000. I have 4 children and the father is no where to be found.
on March 26, 2015
Catalina Treviño says…
“I received word, through my advisor, that some of the faculty are concerned that I will be pigeonholed as the Latina who studies Latino issues.”
I can relate. I’m currently working on a Ph.D and was told by my advisor that my dissertation would not be well received if I depicted Mexican American’s as victims of oppression in the U.S.
The irony of UCSB is that it frequently touts its status as a “hispanic serving institute” as one of its selling points.
on February 16, 2015
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