European Descent

Race and The Race to the Bottom

In a restaurant in Kirksville, Missouri, a recently-fired immigrant worker made $400 for seventy-two hours of work per week. Seventy-two hours. $400 per 72-hour week. It took Maria Rivas forty years of hard work to earn her way up to $11.40 an … Continued

The Americas. The America. Of Appropriation and Identity.

The ongoing debate over “who is an American” must seem old to our neighbors who have lived for generations with the appropriation of “America” by a single nation self-assured for generations by its own exceptionalism. That this nation early on … Continued