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Kareem Tayyar: Gas Station

The Indian woman behind the counter
is reading The Upanishads when I enter.
The radio is playing a French chanson.
The photograph on the wall to my left
features John F. Kennedy…

May 6, 2021 · 4 Comments

Joan E. Bauer: Echo Park

On the cargo floor of a battered Chevy van,
an old man is working. Lopez Shoe Repair.
Oxfords, monk-straps, derbies, pointed boots & loafers.
Seven days a week.

November 18, 2020 · 1 Comment

Dudley Poston, Rogelio Sáenz: The US white majority will soon disappear forever

The white share of the U.S. population has been dropping, from a little under 90% in 1950 to 60% in 2018. It will likely drop below 50% in another 25 years.

June 12, 2019 · 3 Comments

Kayla DeVault: Native and European—How Do I Honor All Parts of Myself?

Learning about my roots has helped me understand intergenerational trauma and cultural resilience related to my genetics. . One memory comes to me like a photo. It’s a snapshot of … Continue reading

May 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

Chris Hedges: The Bankruptcy of Capitalism

Mr. Fish / Truthdig There will be no economic or political justice for the poor, people of color, women or workers within the framework of global, corporate capitalism. Corporate capitalism, … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · 4 Comments

Native, first generation

Originally posted on spanishwoods:
photo by Wolfgang Stearns We always had to talk in hushed whispers. Occasionally my grandmother would forget, her voice raising, her r’s rolling. We were strange,…

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

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