Although slavery and human trade are outlawed, wars have been waged for emancipation, and documents drafted to uphold the basic human right of freedom, the evil practice is widespread. Although many Americans would like to believe this happens more in distant places than at home, the United States is amongst the worst offenders. Across the globe, human predators accumulate, … [Read more...] about #SaturdaySchool: When Will Slavery End?
Last night I participated in one of the most important acts of political theater that I have ever witnessed. As Republicans attempted to force themselves onto the bodies of Texas women, a chain of events began that ultimately led to the Texas State Capitol being rocked by chants of "Wendy!" The extremely conservative Texas Republican caucus in both houses took it as their … [Read more...] about #SB5, The People’s Filibuster & Unbridled Power: A Night With the Texas Legislature
Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution: Mexican Legacies of Global Change Center for Mexican American Studies - UT Austin February 5-7, 2014 Keynote Address: Dr. Claudio Lomnitz, Columbia University Author of The Return of Ricardo Flores Magón: Ideology and Absence in the Mexican Revolution (Zone Books). This conference traces various efforts to imagine a better, more … [Read more...] about CFP: Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution: Mexican Legacies of Global Change (Due 9/1)
Recently The Heritage Foundation published a study arguing a $600+ billion dollar cost to the American Economy if virtually anything were done to "fix" immigration policy. The big fuss started, however, when Richwine's 2009 dissertation became national news. Since then, the Heritage Foundation ended Richwine's very lucrative fellowship, and he's been labeled (accurately) as a … [Read more...] about UT Professor Richard Valencia Refutes Richewine’s Update on Biological Racism
I call forth the return of the parasol! New to Houston? Living in a sunny area where the heat will be painful this summer? Make a parasol or lightweight umbrella your new accessory. I rarely use umbrellas for rain as I'm often able to jet into a building or car without the hassle being worth the delay in the water, but I consider some cover an essential for a Houston summer! … [Read more...] about Calling For the Return of the Parasol