By Esther Cepeda December 29, 2014 6 a.m.
There was a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song that came out in 1988 called "American Dream." It had a catchy tune but as a 14-year-old, I recoiled from it because it was so negative.
By Esther Cepeda December 22, 2014 6 a.m.
I recently had to reiterate to my husband that minorities are far more scared of the police than non-minorities, even when we haven't done anything wrong.
By Esther Cepeda November 6, 2014 6 a.m.
A decade ago, when I was a graduate student in teacher training, a frightening thing came from an accomplished and generally excellent professor.
By Esther Cepeda October 8, 2014 6 a.m.
Hispanics contemplating the upcoming elections must be wondering: "What now?"
By Esther Cepeda October 1, 2014 6 a.m.
"Gerardo Lamas, the official spokesman for all Hispanics in the United States, resigned Thursday night," the satirical news site pocho.com deadpanned earlier this month. " 'I'll never be able to please anybody. … The truth is it's ridiculous to expect one person to be able to speak for millions from diverse backgrounds, geopolitical situations, economic castes and region-specific cultures,' he said."
By Esther Cepeda September 18, 2014 6 a.m.
As a chubby and impressionable teen in the 1990s, desperate to lower my weight as Type 2 diabetes started afflicting my family, I was especially vulnerable to the Snackwell's-ification of American food.
By Esther Cepeda August 23, 2014 6 a.m.
'War" is too strong a word to use in regard to race relations. Despite continuing income inequality or how often the justice system seems to lack fairness when applied to nonwhites, few Americans would say that whites are waging a war on people of color.
By Esther Cepeda July 23, 2014 6 a.m.
My family attended the first morning screening of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," which won its opening weekend's box office with a $73 million debut. According to Lucas Shaw's recent article "Hispanic Women Are This Summer's Most Avid Moviegoers" on the entertainment news site TheWrap, we are propping up the movie industry.
By Esther Cepeda July 16, 2014 6 a.m.
We're deep into my family's unprecedented "Summer of Lethargy.''
By Esther Cepeda March 29, 2014 6 a.m.
CHICAGO — “What could a 3-year-old possibly do to warrant being suspended from preschool?”