Hola my wonderful peeps! Your Tia Tenopia welcoming you to another rollicking week of Latinopia. This week our Blogero Sincero returns with a blog on how a student’s potential to succeed in life should be evaluated. Dr. Margarito Garcia calls our attention to the fact that there are many ways of demonstrating intelligence–not just by taking pen and paper tests. Besides Math and English skills, there are music, interpersonal, existentiual and other “intelligences” that children have and that should be recognized. Check out this illuminating article which Latinopia hopes many school administrators will take to heart. Hey, it’s the future of our children at stake!
Also this week, Luis Torres returns with his Tales of Torres blog. This week he takes a look at the recent killing of an African American Samuel Dubose by campus police officer Ray Tensing. Torres takes us beyond the obvious news of the crime for which Tensing has been indicted for murder, but also looks at the University police. Are they held to the same training standards as regular police? Could this senseless death have been averted? Check it out.
Barbara Zaragoza returns with her South Bay Compass blog this time focusing on the lowrider phenomenon in San Diego County. It appears that a new relationship is brewing between lowriders and the powers that be. What? Yep, Barbara tells us all about it!
And this week, we pay homage to the historic August 29th, 1970 march to protest the war in Vietnam with two videos, one explaining the actual Chicano Moratorium event, and the other a look at the 40th year commemoration. Worth checking out.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!