Texas Diversity Digest: The Power of the Census and Demographic Shifts

By Indira Bridges In light of the current state of aggression towards immigrants (especially those of color) in our nation, skepticism and uncertainty remains high over the citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 census. In June, the Supreme Court ordered to temporarily block the Trump administration’s petition to include a citizenship question on the census. … Continue reading Texas Diversity Digest: The Power of the Census and Demographic Shifts

Texas Diversity Digest: Humanizing the Migrant Crisis

by Indira Bridges As a border state, Texas sits front and center to the tragedy that is the refugee-migrant crisis currently impacting our nation. As the recent World Refugee Day reminded us, millions of people across the globe are enduring unprecedented amounts of suffering in their home nations, leaving them with no option but to … Continue reading Texas Diversity Digest: Humanizing the Migrant Crisis

Texas Diversity Digest: Following the State of LGBTQ+ Rights

By Indira Bridges Every June the LGBTQ+ community and its allies come together to partake in Pride Month, a time dedicated to uplifting and celebrating queer identities. Through all the festivities, gatherings and rallies, Pride constructs an identity-affirming space giving a voice and platform to the achievements, everyday struggles, and inequalities LGBTQ+ people in America … Continue reading Texas Diversity Digest: Following the State of LGBTQ+ Rights

Remembering Sept 11: A Curriculum Guide for Texas Public School Teachers

Next week marks the 16th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. In 2013, the Texas House of Representatives passed HB 1501, which requires Texas public schools to commemorate September 11 with a moment of silence and statement to remember and reflect upon the lives lost. For adults, September 11 is a date … Continue reading Remembering Sept 11: A Curriculum Guide for Texas Public School Teachers

Debunking Misconceptions about Undocumented Immigrants

by Miguel Robles In recent years, immigration has been in the foreground of much debate in Texas, especially regarding the inclusion of undocumented immigrants in our society. Much of the political rhetoric about this population is driven by misunderstanding of who they are and how they participate in our society. Who Are Undocumented Immigrants? When thinking … Continue reading Debunking Misconceptions about Undocumented Immigrants