Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Is Mixed Race A Blend, Combination Or Assortment?

By Elaine Dove One of my favorite places for “researching” topics that come up in my daily life is my local grocery store. It just so happens that the one closest to me has often been referred to as the “barrio grocery,” which I suppose means that there’s horchata and Jarritos soda on the shelves

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Latinos Are “Mixed,” Too

Most times, Americans don’t think of Latinos as being mixed or multicultural, but in reality Latinos are leaders of multiculturalism and mixed families.  Start off with the fact that most Latinos come from a combination of European...

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Lots Of Latinos Don’t Have Spanish Surnames (Like Me)

So you’re probably wondering, how does the surname “Calderón” not count as a Spanish surname? Well, it does. But my other last name, Schuessler, certainly doesn’t. I’ve been thinking recently, about our assumptions of what “Latino” is...

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Experiencing Racism As An “Outsider”

It’s hard to speak about everyone’s experience, but as a white woman, married to dark-skinned man, I’ve had some experiences that most wouldn’t be comfortable listening to or acknowledging.  I am part of a group of whites...