Mexican and Salvadoran

People need to know who I am, where I come from… not necessarily where I come from, but where my parents came from, and how their cultures nurtured me. I know a lot of mixed kids like me, Mexican and Salvadoran; we’re common in California. When I was a young-buck, I didn’t know what I … Continue reading

Latino: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

I used to be a perplexed little kid… impatient because I couldn’t pull of the “bowl-cut” look with my hair, not really understanding what “brown” meant in reference to my people. When I look down, when I’m naked, I go “wow, I’m super-brown”, undeniably a descendant of something deeper than just “Latino”. I’m glad I went … Continue reading

Gang-banging: Cultural Differences Among Latinos in California

I met Yazmin at a Shell gas station last Thursday.  It was raining and we had nowhere to go, so we just sat in her car. So we’re sitting there and she says, “my cousin”.  Her cousin opens the door, introduces himself, and gets in. Long story short, we end up talking about his experiences … Continue reading