Latinos, Military and Citizenship

Recently Eva Paterson asked about the relationship between the civil rights and the war in Iraq. I began to think about the complex relationship between Latinos, Military and Citizenship. Military recruiters target Latino neighborhoods and schools. This is essentially a poverty and race draft, and is definitely a civil rights issue. There are troubling reportsContinue reading “Latinos, Military and Citizenship”

Gary Sheffield, Baseball and Latinos

When Gary Sheffield recently made comments about MLB teams preferring players from Latin America to African Americans because the Latinos are seen as being less likely to stand up for themselves, many took it to be insulting to both Latinos and African Americans. However, King Kaufman has pointed out in his that Sheffield’s comments shouldContinue reading “Gary Sheffield, Baseball and Latinos”