THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: SAL BALDENEGRO’S POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS “THE PANDEMIC AND RACISM,” FRANK BERUMEN ON “THE MOST OPPRESSED MINORITY IS NATIVE AMERICANS,” JOSÉ MURATTI-TORO ON “CAN HAMILTON PREVAIL IN A TIME OF BLM” AND DENISE CHÁVEZ REMEMBERING RUDY ANAYA.
Hey, hey mi gente! This week we have Sal Baldenegro with his Political Salsa y Más blog writing about “The Pandemic and Racism.” In this article Sal looks at how Donald Trump response to the coronavirus pandemic has adversely impacted minority communities in the United States.
Also this week historian and author Frank Berumen takes a historical look at race relations in America and observes that while the media has made much of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is Native Americans who have been and continue to be the most oppressed of America’s minority and marginalized groups.
From Puerto Rico, blogger José Muratti-Toro weighs in on the controversy surrounding Lin Manuel Miranda’s musical play Hamilton which has been criticized because in real life Alexander Hamilton’s father-in-law, along with many of the politicians of the time, was a slave owner. How can Miranda musical uplift Hamilton in this time of the Black Lives Matter movement? Check out Jose’s thoughtful and careful study of this issue.
New Mexico author Denise Chávez was mentored for years by acclaimed author Rudy Anaya who passed away recently. Here she remembers Rudy, his contributions and his legacy.
So much to get into this week. Enjoy! Pero cuidense con mascaras!