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UPLIFTT | March 29, 2017

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Opinion

A belief about matters commonly considered to be subjective, i.e., it is based on that which is less than absolutely certain, and is the result of emotion or interpretation of facts.

Embrace of the Serpent: Cultura Occupying Space

March 11, 2016 |

One warm morning in Santa Barbara, California, I coordinated a field trip with my Latino students to see Embrace of the Serpent during the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

As we were waiting in our VIP line with … Read More

African American Exceptionalism and the Truth Behind the Rage over Zoe Saldaña Playing Nina Simone

November 9, 2015 | 26

In a recent article from the Huffington Post, Zoe Saldaña talks about the Nina Simone biopic that has been controversial all over the Black blogospheres. Saldaña said: “the people behind the project weren’t my cup of tea.” She also said, … Read More

Why Black Students in Higher Education Need to Keep it 100%

September 30, 2015 |

In the movie Dear White People there are three types of Black people at the universities and colleges. Being at an Ivy Leaguer and observing my surroundings has really taught me a lot of things in regards to those definitions.

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You Shouldn’t Support or Defend a Latino Leader or Celebrity Just Because They Are Latino

September 30, 2015 |

There is research that confirms having a person of color or a woman in a position of power in the board of ed makes little difference to both POC and women. That’s because most of them still hold the same … Read More

@BernieSanders para Presidente: 10 Razones por las que les Conviene a los Hispanos

July 10, 2015 |

Hola pueblo.

Muy pronto vienen las primarias presidenciales y como son gran aportadores de este país, permítanme decirle que candidato les conviene más a usted, a sus hijos, y a sus padres.

El senador Bernie Sanders…

1.) Le quiere … Read More

Remember the Loizazo: Racial Violence and Police Brutality Against Afro-Puerto Ricans  

June 18, 2015 |

By William Garcia

Señor policía recuerde lo de Loiza

Hablo del Cumpleaños convertido en noticia

No se hagan los locos muchos menos asombrado

Porque eso yo lo llamo un criminal uniformado

The Error of Blaming The #Latino Community for Celebrities’ Flops

June 12, 2015 |

I’ve always wondered why certain celebrities say that Latinos aren’t united and don’t support each other. Especially when it comes to Hollywood.

You can’t conflate entertainment with charity or support. It’s disingenuous to blame the community for our flopped ventures. … Read More

Why So Mad? White Puerto Rican Migration and the Effacement of Blackness: Part II

April 14, 2015 | 6

By William Garcia

This piece attempts to respond to the publication of my first article “White Puerto Rican Migration and the Effacement of Blackness.” With the support of UPLIFTT the piece caused a pandemonium and resulted with a lot of … Read More

Warning Shots to @NPR- Apologize to Latinos or We Will Boycott You

April 12, 2015 |

After getting wind of the way NPR mishandled Latino USA for its alleged biased coverage of Chicago’s mayoral race between Jesús “Chuy” García and Rahm Emanuel, I had to wait a couple of days to write this. I could not … Read More

Principals as Autocrats: Racism Against Black Teachers and Minority Students

March 20, 2015 |

By William Garcia

Historically the word autocrat is usually referred to as an absolute ruler or monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government by inherent right not subject to restrictions. Nowadays, the term refers to someone who is … Read More