Crossing the Border

Crossing the Border

“Are we in the United States, now?” “Keep running!” My dad urged me, in Spanish. We were crossing the widest road that I had ever seen. This one had multiple lanes and cars zoomed faster than in any at my home town. In the grassy divide of the freeway, we waited for a...
Javier Patiño: an American Immigrant

Javier Patiño: an American Immigrant

Javier Patiño was born in Sanger, California. So, how is he an immigrant? Well, this brings up interesting element about immigration.  While he was infant, his parents returned to their native Mexico. They settled in Morelia, the capital of Michoacán, where they...
White Privilege: An Armenian’s Perspective

White Privilege: An Armenian’s Perspective

The San Joaquín Valley is a flat land, in the middle of California. Almond, pistachio and orange orchards as well as vineyards and melon, onion and tomato fields sprawl across the landscape. The 99 is an asphalt artery, stretching almost the entire length of valley,...