Tag Archives | In DIVERSITY there is strength

Daniel Larson

Daniel Larson | CJ the prince

Conclusion THERE ARE STILL candles on the sidewalk where they shot him in the head two months ago — the big frosted-glass kind with Jesus on the side that you can buy at the Mexican grocery for ninety-nine cents. The flowers are fresh. The giant photo of him is still visible as you pass by in the team van, but the laminate is peeling from the top right corner, the […]

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October MOON Shine

“Isn’t it amazing that we are all made in God’s image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?” — Desmond Tutu “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human […]

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Leslee Goodman | From Honduras to here–on foot

WHEN MY FRIEND CARMEN walked in on her husband bedding a sixteen-year-old neighbor, she did what many self-respecting women would do: turned around, walked out, and kept on walking. From Honduras to the United States, a distance of more than 2,000 miles. “Vé te!” her father said, agreeing with her decision. “Go! There’s nothing for you here. Nothing but more children your husband won’t support!” Still, her decision was a […]

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Dowell Myers

Dowell Myers | How immigration is saving our economy

IN MY STUDY of demographic trends over the last thirty-five years, most recently as director of the Population Dynamics Resource Group at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, I’ve been struck repeatedly by the fact that the narrative surrounding the issue of immigration—particularly Mexican immigration—has stayed essentially the same, while the demographic facts have changed dramatically. In short, those who fear Mexican immigration […]

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