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Nalgona Pride and Gloria Lucas: A Multi Post Series

We here at La Resistancia have become increasingly concerned with the influence that concepts like postmodernism and relativism and social constructionism have procured over the Chicano/a community. These movements have instilled a distrust in truth on the behalf of our people. Further, these movements in conjunction with the open mic style of this social media age has effectuated a punk-rock style anything goes approach to intellectualism and public discourse. Consequently, this lack of checks-and-balances for would-be community "leaders" has opened the proverbial floodgates between the podium and the community, which in turn has allowed some otherwise wet-behind-the-ears commentators to post at the former. This is not a good consequence.

What results thereby is a less than erudite interlocutor assuming the role of community leader while offering nothing but a swath of misinformation or incoherent body of information for his/her followers that in many cases are equally if n…

IT'S BEEN A WHILE....

Greetings to our readers! We thought we would take a break from our scholarly activities to apologize for not posting any recent entries (since early-August) as well as to give you an update on our plans for future posts. As some of you may or may not be aware, this part of the year is (primarily) the season for submitting papers to regional conferences. Regional conferences can be quite helpful if not entirely vital to finishing a essays before submitting them to academic journals for review and hopefully publishing. And we here at (Viva) La Resistencia are in the midst of completing research if not finishing drafts for submissions. That being said, we are planning on publishing some more entries on the blog beginning 10/27. In fact, it is at this (near) future junction in which our work as community organizers and activists for the Chicano community begins. You see, Chicano/as, it is our scholarship from which we derive our ideas for bettering or protecting the community. It is this…