Opinion and Interviews

Op-Ed: Using Hispanic Heritage Month as a Platform for Change

As the University of Pittsburgh celebrates its third annual Hispanic Heritage Month, let's admire the achievements Latinx at Pitt has made with regards to raising awareness about Latinidad! It is easy to forget amidst the dance lessons, research symposiums, game nights, and panels that many members of the Latinx community are still left out by confusing nomenclature that ultimately erases the complexity of Latinidad. In universities, the opportunity gap and elitism continue to suppress access to equitable education and resources for Latinx students, faculty, and staff. Is HHM the platform under which Pitt can better serve its Latinx students?

Op-Ed: Republicans have a clear message on immigration. Why don’t the Democrats?

January 31, 2020

This article was published in th Los Angeles Times on January 30, 2020 as an op-ed, available in https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-01-30/republicans-message-imm...

By: Ariel Armony, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Director of the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

An Imaginary Oasis

October 25, 2019

I will try to explain, going from the simplest to the more complex reasons that have been uttered by different social groups. The former is definitely the government’s and mainstream media vision: those deaths are the result of criminal and vandal groups, who, taking advantage of social chaos, seek to destroy and steal as much as possible. Social “misfits” who need to be repressed without question. Two things need to be said regarding that point.

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