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UPLIFTT | September 20, 2017

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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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Dear future President of the United States, Senator @BernieSanders:

July 4, 2015 |

Saturday, 4, 2015

First, I would like to congratulate you for your recent strides with the American people. You are a breath of fresh air in a sea of mediocrity. Thank you for always being morally consistent and for putting … 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

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

White Puerto Rican Migration and the Effacement of Blackness

February 12, 2015 | 30

By William Garcia

It was August 2009 when I was admitted to the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras and that what was when I first saw the amalgamation of a new breed of Puerto Rican I had never … Read More

Letter to the African American Community from A Latino

February 6, 2015 |

Dear African American Community,

I write to you not just as someone who enjoys your culture, but also as someone who laments your pains.

Thank you for being examples of resilience, of courage, of perseverance, of hope.

Thank you for … Read More

United People for Latinos in Film TV and Theater (UPLIFTT)

March 20, 2014 | 1

A little over a year ago the UPLIFTT blog was launched to an astonishing and humbling amount of love and support from the community. As some of you might recall, the Facebook page was created in 2010 as “I Want … Read More

The New York Times’ Latino Problem: @nytimes #HireALatinoColumnist

February 22, 2014 | 8

The New York Times. It’s time we put them in the cross hairs. Get a load of this observation from the New York Observer: “Of the 32 people who are either columnists or members of the editorial board, 26 … Read More

Pieces of The Dream by Jason Rivera

February 9, 2014 |

I haven’t written prose in a very long time. But, I had something on my mind of late and I had to get it out. I have to say, César and Jacia, you both came to mind as I wrote this! I have … Read More

Undercover Gringo

January 28, 2014 | 1

I took two showers and I still felt dirty. I was angry, ashamed, but above all disappointed. Disappointed that I had to neglect who I was and my culture in order to find a place to live. I always … Read More