On a Divided Nation…

It’s not a bad “dividedness” when a majority stands against racism, bigotry & intolerance. It’s actually a sign of hope. There is no negotiation to be had, no middle point to be found, no concessions to be made between what is just plain right and what is clearly wrong & evil. But talking about “dividedness” alone only obscures the true illness that afflicts us as a nation –it’s self-deceiving, self-serving, and just too convenient.

–Luis S. González-Acevedo


On Racism, Bigotry & Intolerance

Racism, bigotry & intolerance are not resolved with training, workshops, and seminars. They are willful illnesses of the mind, heart, and soul –conditions whose symptoms result in the violation of human, social, and political rights (real life consequences & effects). The true issue is whether the actions that give them expression and reality beyond those who possess the illnesses occur or don’t, are allowed or not.

–Luis S. González-Acevedo


Puerto Rican Passion | Pasión Puertorriqueña

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Añoro la misma pasión en mis compatriotas puertorriqueños para ponerle fin al colonialismo estadounidense en la isla.

–Luis S. González-Acevedo


I yearn for the same passion in my fellow Puerto Rican patriots in putting an end to American colonialism on the island.

–Luis S. González-Acevedo


 

A Filthy Storm is Brewing… and it’s not Patrick Henry’s gale

There is a filthy storm brewing in the United States these days. Unfortunately, mainstream voices fuel its destructive winds through euphemisms. What’s seen and experienced is called political incivility, political divide, a breakdown in public discourse, or the expressions of a “forgotten” demographic majority. However, these are only symptoms. This filthy storm I mention, this disease is bigotry, prejudice, racism & intolerance –with healthy portions of ethnocentrism & xenophobia. Until we call things what they are, the nation is destined to fall.

Latinas, Latinos, Hispanics, African-Americans, and other minorities patiently await “the next gale that sweeps from the north;” and like Patrick Henry will proclaim “give me liberty or give me death!”

by Luis Samuel González