Category Academic

AUGUST 13, 1521: AN AGE OF RUIN BEGINS | #Mexika #NikanTitlakah #Xicanism #decolonize

AUGUST 13, 1521: AN AGE OF RUIN BEGINS Today, August 13, marks the date that the Great Tenochtitlan succumbed to the convergence of forces against it in the year 1521. I say “succumbed” and “convergence of forces” because, contrary to the Hispano-centric narrative of this event, it was way more complicated than the usual regurgitated […]

George T. Díaz on Law Enforcement Legacies of 1910s Violence | #Xicanism #history #immigration #borderpatrol

“Seeing Sediciosos Where There Aren’t Any: U.S. State Violence against Smugglers Before and After the Plan de San Diego” In Américo Parades’s classic novel George Washington Gómez, we meet Feliciano García, a former sedicioso who survives the violence of the era and settles down to a quiet life caring for the family of his murdered […]

Miguel Levario Addresses Impact of Plan de San Diego on Race Relations | #Xicanism #Tejano #history #decolonize

The Plan de San Diego of 1915 is arguably the most controversial document in Texas history since the call to arms for the Texas rebellion of 1836. The Plan was a visionary manifesto that sought retribution for the atrocities committed by the dominant society and the Texas Rangers since the outbreak of the Texan rebellion. […]

San Antonio! Check this: Black & Brown Sounds in Tejas @UTSA feat. Archie Bell, The Sunliners band; 6.26.15

Black and Brown Sounds in Tejas: Cultural Afromestizaje Mini Symposium and Concert University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326)  June 26, 2015 6:00-9:00PM Featuring: Archie Bell with former members of The Sunliners Band FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY: The Mexican American Studies Program and the Office of Student […]

Happy “Sink-o,” #America !! | #5deMayo #DrinkoDeMayo

Happy “Sink-o,” America!! Or, as I like to call it, “Drinko de Mayo!” The only day of the year that most non-Mexis think being Mexican is cool, because… tequila.. and that Dos XX dude (who’s really a white guy playing a Mexi). But, I ain’t hating; get yer drink on – if that’s your prerogative. […]

The Return of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón | #Mexican #anarchism #Xicanism

blog note: anyone read this book that cares to share their thoughts?  another book in my ‘to-read’ list.   The Return of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón By Claudio Lomnitz Overview “In this long-awaited book, Claudio Lomnitz tells a groundbreaking story about the experiences and ideology of American and Mexican revolutionary collaborators of the Mexican anarchist […]

You Cali folx out there, this is tomorrow in Pasadena: “Black Mexica” @ Central Lib | #Mexika #African #indigenous

“Black Mexica” Learn about the African presence in Mexico, from the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors, in 1519, to the American slaves who migrated to Mexico in 1810, when slavery was abolished in that country. Presented by Dr. Gloria Arjona at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. via […]

“Presumed Incompetent” and Fight the Tower | MUJERES TALK #decolonize #Xicanism

The truth is, academia is not a way station where rationality overcomes prejudice, but a site for the enactment of oppression essentially no different from any location. Under the rubric of what we assume is an honorable profession dedicated to making the world a better place, all the irrational competition and hatred that is race, […]

Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother: #Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas | #indigenous #decolonize #NikanTitlakah #Xicanism

“If you want to know who you are and where you come from, follow the maíz.” That was the advice given to author Roberto Cintli Rodriguez when he was investigating the origins and migrations of Mexican peoples in the Four Corners region of the United States.” Follow it he did, and his book Our Sacred […]

Colonial remnants uncovered south of San Antonio | #indigenous #history #NikanTitlakah

SAN ANTONIO — The foundation of a small chapel that dates back to Texas’ colonial period was found during an archaeological dig just outside of San Antonio in Floresville. The excavation, led by David Nickels of Tierras Antiguas Archaeological Investigations, uncovered parts of what was part of the Flores Rancho located along the San Antonio […]