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Assimilating the Masses? Tejano History Without Indigenous Peoples

RESPONSE TO “Tejano Monument Supporters Faced Questions,” Austin American Statesman, March 28, 2012. While it is important to challenge the Texas Creation Myth (Pioneer version) and its erasure of the historical, documented, and inherent relationship between Indigenous peoples and the land in Texas, (and the Tejano monument movement is a welcome interruption to the dominant project), it … Continue reading

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THE BORDER WALL: THE LAST STAND AT MAKING THE US A WHITE GATED COMMUNITY

by Mark Karlin, Truthout / News Analysis Sunday 11 March 2012 This is the first in an occasional Truthout series on viewing the US “immigration” and Mexican border policies through a social justice lens, focusing on the lower Rio Grande Valley. Brownsville, Texas, area. Mark Karlin, editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout, visited the region recently … Continue reading