Voices of the New Majority

Loretta Carpio Carr


Not just nameless workers

Posted on January 24, 2017
Not just nameless workers

On the cold morning of January 28, 1948, a United States Immigration Service plane carrying 28 Mexican citizens, one immigration guard,... Continue

Pure politics or purely the hunt?

Posted on January 7, 2017

Friends and readers, here I am once more, sharing my feelings in these turbulent times. Is this the moment to be fearful? Not at all.... Continue

Sweet Land of Liberty

Posted on December 15, 2016

Following the contentious Presidential campaign and stunning election result, family members and former friends may find themselves... Continue

How Trump’s election is affecting the immigrant community

Posted on December 3, 2016
How Trump’s election is affecting the immigrant community

The morning of November 9 here in Sonoma you could breathe the air of uncertainty as people learned that Donald Trump had been elected... Continue

Conversations with La Curandera

Posted on October 28, 2016
Conversations with La Curandera

I’ve been told that when I was a baby, I had large, luminous eyes that garnered admiration from family, friends, even strangers.... Continue

Indigenous justice is justice for all

Posted on September 15, 2016
Indigenous justice is justice for all

I have been very moved by the current historical gathering of tribes in North Dakota. Thousands of Native Americans from more than... Continue

Where Are You, Cesar E. Chavez?

Posted on September 1, 2016

Where are you, Cesar E. Chavez, why aren’t you coming to finish the struggle you began? Where are you, that the farm workers’ groans... Continue

Our ancestral burden

Posted on August 4, 2016
Our ancestral burden

By Edwin Reyes — Argentinean Alfonsina Storni in her poem, Peso Ancestral (translated as “ancestral burden”) describes the... Continue

Finding inspiration in the fight for social justice

Posted on July 12, 2016

“Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated... Continue

To the Class of 2016

Posted on June 12, 2016

Excerpted from a speech at the Sonoma Valley High School graduation ceremony on June 2. I will start by saying that these are some... Continue