Immigrant angst

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Immigration is painful. It hurts to leave everything you know. Language, food, climate, culture and professions are all left behind. New possibilities are ahead but so is failure. Immigration is full of angst. During this whole political grind we are currently going through we need to remember the personal cost to us all. So when...+

Loss

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I am at a loss today.  It has been six months today that my 14 year old goddaughter was taken from us by cancer.  To say that I have been distracted would be a gross understatement.  My body has been running ragged, it seemed to be aware of this milestone before I was.  There is...+

Free Education?

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A day does not go by when I hear about a new educational platform. Apps, videos, unique platforms, Facebook additions you name it you can find it. They are available at every level from pre-school to college. Their courses vary as well, one thing that does not vary is the lack of diversity. Sigh not that again! Yes...+

Latin-America is not homophobic

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Most of us at this point have had an family member come out. El tio o la prima now bring their otra mitad to every cumple, bautismo, and fiesta. In other words business as usual. Homophobia still has places in some families and communities, yet things have changed dramatically in the last fifteen years. So my best friend Pew publishes the...+

Silicon Valley education problem

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Let me get on my high-horse for a better vantage point. OK this just sucks. In the middle of Silicon Valley we are being left behind We have a region-wide problem: Low percentages of college readiness for Latino, African-American, and Pacific Islander students across districts in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Individual schools buck the trends,...+