Taking risks in Hispanic culture isn't typically encouraged. Taking risks was only for the privileged. I believe this cautious approach to life is based on centuries of working hard and being grateful for having a job and food on the table.
Donald Trump has entered the national conversation in such a forceful way that his name is currently unavoidable in my classroom, and the tenets of his campaign have dispelled the seductive notion that racism and bigotry are relics of the past we study.
"Instilling black pride is not a threat. It is a necessity."