Tag: Mexican-Americans

The Nightlife Outlaws of East Los Angeles

The Look Club Scum, a monthly party that embraces punk and drag, is a distillation of the fringe-friendly gay underground on the Eastside. Photographs by Daniel Jack Lyons Text by Daniel Hernandez Produced by Eve Lyons ImageJosefina Valdez, an original attendee of Club Scum nights, in downtown Los Angeles.CreditDaniel Jack Lyons for The New York […]

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The Peaches Are Sweet, but Growing Them Isn’t

DEL REY, Calif. — When I first visited this tiny farm town to pick peaches, I did not expect to return. Certainly not every summer. Yet in July, here I was again, in triple-degree heat, for the ninth straight year of a pilgrimage with friends to an orchard just south of Fresno, near the geographic […]

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El Paso, Two Weeks Later

Two weeks after a killer drove over 600 miles to kill Mexicans at an El Paso Walmart, the husband of one of the 22 victims was joined by members of our community at his wife’s funeral service. Antonio Basco and Margie Reckard had no other family living in town, so he invited us to stand […]

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The Long History of the El Paso Attack

In the cities and towns of California, Colorado, Arizona and other Western states, there are countless highways of memory leading back to El Paso. That Texas border town on the Rio Grande, site of a horrific mass shooting on Saturday, is the Ellis Island of the American Southwest. My mother-in-law, now in her 80s, lives […]

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Mexico Demands Protections for Mexicans in the U.S. After El Paso Attack

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Mexico demanded protections for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans living in the United States and threatened legal action on Sunday, a day after the shooting at an El Paso Walmart that left Mexican citizens among the dead and wounded. Mexican authorities want “protection for the affected families,” said the foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, […]

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In Wisconsin Swing District, a Range of Views on Immigration

RACINE, Wis. — In this old manufacturing city that supported Hillary Clinton in 2016, dislike for President Trump runs wide and deep. Images of crying children at the Mexican border typically serve as Exhibit A on the list of grievances that Democratic voters cite against the president. Many of those same voters also express strong […]

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16,000 Readers Shared Their Experiences of Being Told to ‘Go Back.’ Here Are Some of Their Stories.

July 19, 2019 “Go back to where you came from.” These seven words are seared into the minds of countless Americans — a reminder that they haven’t always been welcome in the country where they were born or naturalized because of their appearance, language or religion. For many, the pain of past encounters throbbed again […]

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Celebrating America, Scoop by Frosty Scoop

Ice cream is young. For more than a thousand years, our ancestors had to settle for flavored snow — quick to vanish without modern refrigeration, and thus a luxury, reserved for the rich. Sorbet was accidentally invented in the 16th century, when the Italian scientist Giambattista della Porta tried to freeze wine and wound up […]

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‘Grand Hotel’ Is Part of Eva Longoria’s Mission to ‘Produce With Purpose’

A year ago, Eva Longoria had just given birth — and was preparing to do it again. There was her first baby, Santiago Enrique Bastón, who arrived in June 2018. Then there was what she jokingly called her second, “Grand Hotel,” her new ABC drama. “My son had just been born, so I was breast-feeding […]

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