[¡Ask a Mexican!] And did Mexicans face legal segregation like African-Americans?
It's been more than a year now since my "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America" listicle scandalized so many, and I still get crap for it. I'll always stand by it, because everything in it was true. But to the haters, I offer this olive branch: at least we're not Los Ange ... More >>
Sad news to report out of Riverside County: Josefina Ramirez, the matriarch of the Ramirez clan that was involved in the historic Mendez, et al. vs. Westminster case, passed away Oct. 28 at age 99, just two weeks before her 100th birthday.Ramirez was the wife of Lorenzo Ramirez, the El Modena reside ... More >>
This is Gabriel San Roman with your morning traffic report: Activists with the Orange County DREAM Team and ACLAMO have dropped three banners along the 5 freeway in Anaheim, Santa Ana and San Juan Capistrano at different rush hour times between 6-10 a.m. The coordinated effort is part of the 'Right ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And where does it say that Arizona's infamous SB 1070 is anti-Mexican?
Nearly a year after the Weekly wrote a story on Lorenzo Ramirez--the El Modena resident who sued on behalf of his children in the legendary Mendez, et al v. Westminster, et al school desegregation case but whose family felt received the short shrift by the case's most-zealous advocates--education ... More >>
How Fullerton resident Alex Bernal's 1943 battle against housing discrimination helped change the course of American civil rights
A faithful reader recently wrote in a question for my ¡Ask a Mexican! column wondering why the city of Westminster doesn't acknowledge Mendez vs. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case that allowed Mexican kids to attend school with their white peers and served as a precursor to the much-more ... More >>
Orange County seethes with immigration raids, demonized Mexicans and appeals for amnesty. 2007? No, 1951