Opinion and Interviews

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.

Spanglish: The Validity of Spanglish as a Language

May 2, 2019

            Spanglish is a phenomenon that is very well recognized among many Americans, though many do not understand what Spanglish necessarily is. Even scholars seem to be unable to come up with a consensus for how to define Spanglish. Before beginning my research, I only knew of Spanglish as a dialect that is a mix of Spanish and English.

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