Posts Tagged ‘Xenophobia’

“If not now, when?” | Manhattan News

“If not now, when?” | Manhattan News

Vigil held to denounce racism Photos by Cristóbal Vivar They aren’t going away. A large contingent of community members gathered at Bennett Park in Washington Heights on Monday evening, August 14, for a rally against racism and xenophopia – and they pledged to gather as often as was necessary. The site has served in the […]


Uptown Tonight: Uptown Rally For Unity & Against Racism & Xenophobia

Uptown Tonight: Uptown Rally For Unity & Against Racism & Xenophobia

We have crossed the Rubicon. While we were horrified by the acts of domestic terrorism that took place this past weekend, we were not surprised. The coldly calculated violence is the logical conclusion of a Trump presidency. Trump has opened up a Pandora’s Box of xenophobia, hatred and intolerance and we are all paying the […]


UPinion: An Open Letter to Other Bernie Supporters

UPinion: An Open Letter to Other Bernie Supporters

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Friday, September 16, 2016 Washington Heights, New York Today I had the unfortunate opportunity to witness the worst, most disturbing political circus of my lifetime. Donald J. Trump corralled the media at his new hotel in Washington D.C. with the promise of a long awaited statement on the “Birther” movement which […]


The Wall

The Wall

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) For me, immigration is personal. And I don’t like to call it illegal immigration either. I prefer immigration without choice. You see, my maternal grandmother was here illegally. She came on a visitor’s visa in 1930. She overstayed her visa. My mother was an anchor baby. Had she gone back to […]


The Wall – Part III

The Wall – Part III

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Read Part I: HERE Read Part II: HERE Robert looked at the clock next to his bed. It was 1:30. He had helped Ahmed to bed hours earlier. The boy couldn’t speak again after finishing his story. Robert couldn’t sleep. He took his cell phone from the night table and turned […]


The Wall – Part II

The Wall – Part II

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Read Part 1: HERE “My name is Ahmed,” the boy said. He was seated on the sofa. Robert had dressed him in some of his cloths. They hung on him. “I escaped from Green Island three days ago.” “What were you doing on Green Island?” he asked. “The took us there […]


The Wall – Part I

The Wall - Part I

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Robert Brown rinsed his hands with cold water from the porcelain sink in the men’s room then dabbed his face. He stared at himself. He straightened his navy blue tie and smoothed out his battleship grey shirt before returning quietly to his desk in the perpetual near silence of the Fulfillment […]


UPinion: So Far from God So Close to the US

UPinion: So Far from God So Close to the US

By Joanna Castro (@castroegan) After Donald Trump´s stupid remarks, I was reminded yet again that racism is very much alive. I was glad that several important American companies have stepped up and cut relations with him, and that one of his main concerns, his pocket, will be -even if mildly- affected. I was also glad […]

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