My mom lost her best friend because she was Hispanic

“I can’t be friends with you anymore.”

These are the words my young mother heard from her childhood best friend after her father found out she was Hispanic.

The year was 1977 and my mom and her best friend were sophomores in high school. They had been hanging out together at my mom’s house after school and decided to bike over to Sarah’s house for dinner. When they arrived, both of her parents were already seated at the dinner table waiting for the two girls. They ate dinner, had a good meal and conversation. When dinner was over, my mom went on her way home. At school the next day, Sarah was avoiding my mom like the plague. They didn’t speak in any of the classes they had together nor did they eat lunch together like they always did. After school, the two typically walked home together – but not that day.

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LULAC’s 88 years fighting for Latin Americans

After decades of systemic racism and oppression, Latino Americans came together to fight for the equal opportunity and civil rights for their peers who have been historically targeted in American society.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) was founded in 1928 as  a Hispanic civil rights organization to fight against the systemic racism and prejudice many latinos face. Today, these issues still persist –I’m looking at you, POTUS– and LULAC works full force with councils in 38 states across the country. 

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President Trump ends DACA, calls Congress to act

Heard about President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA? Confused about what this means? We’re going to dive into the decision and what it means for America’s young immigrants.

If you don’t know what the program entails – let’s start from the beginning. DACA is a program then-President Obama put in place in 2012 to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation. Most, if not all, of these young children were brought to America with their parents against their own volition not knowing what they were doing was illegal. Under the program, DACA recipients are known as “dreamers.” Over 800,000 dreamers were eligible to receive a renewable two-year deferred action from deportation while furthering their education or working – until President Trump ended the program.

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