Marta Garcia, a high school teenager from Oakland, CA will be the first to attend college in her family. Through her involvement in technology she has found confidence in herself and her abilities. She is determined to help others find the same inspiration and determination she has found.
Month: August 2015
Meet Blanca Lopez, the fifth in a family of six kids from Pomona, CA. Blanca is making technology her mission and determined to attend MIT, her dream school. Blanca says “I got introduced to STEM and that’s when it all changed for me — I wanted to become an engineer, I […]
Just recently the confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina capitol building. Many people defended the conferate flag and argued that it was an icon of American culture. The reality is that the confederate flag was used by the southern states during the Civil War. Despite what many will […]
The Mendoza family is a farmworker family. Alonso’s father, Rogelio, has been planting and harvesting in the fields for more than 30 years. Alonso joins his dad during the summers spending long hours picking lettuce and strawberries. “You get home … and you don’t even want to talk to nobody,” […]
The reality is that Mexican’s too were also the victims of discrimination, we weren’t immune from the discrimination. Very rarely are we taught in school about our struggles with discrimination and how we were also heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement. We also fought to overcome discrimination and receive equal […]
A short story about privilege. By Toby Morris. Source: The Pencilsword: On a plate – The Wireless
Recently, the idiot Donald Trump went on a tyrade about Mexicans. To be honest, I refuse to listen to these types of comments because it only causes me more heartache and anger. Yes, ignoring racism won’t make the problem go away, but instead I choose to educate myself on the facts and […]