Voices

Antonio De Loera-Brust is a first-generation Mexican-American writer and filmmaker from Davis, Calif. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a former Joseph A. O’Hare S.J. fellow at America.

Central American migrants reach the shore on the Mexican side of the Suchiate River after wading across from Guatemala on Oct. 20. Thousands of migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are making their way north through Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Politics & Society Short Take
Antonio De Loera-BrustOctober 30, 2018
The real threat to the United States is not the unarmed migrants making a dangerous trek through Mexico, it is the fear and hate that sensationalized coverage of the caravan has fomented.
Arts & Culture Art
Antonio De Loera-BrustAugust 08, 2018
On the 50th anniversary of many historic moments of the Chicano movement, a new photography exhibit at The Autry in Los Angeles is telling the Chicano story through the eyes of its participants.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Antonio De Loera-BrustAugust 07, 2018
In the rural community of Las Palmas, a group of former coca farmers are replacing coca production with legitimate crops in the hope of promoting peace.
Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, left, celebrates his goal during Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Vegas Golden Knights, June 7. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Arts & Culture Short Take
Antonio De Loera-BrustJune 13, 2018
American sports and politics are lurching toward their next racially charged collision.
Children wait in line for a meal at the Juventud 2000 migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, April 25.
Politics & Society Short Take
Antonio De Loera-BrustJune 01, 2018
Separating families will not stop drug traffickers or gang members. Its only purpose is to punish migrants seeking their own American dream.
Sen. Robert F. Kennedy meets a resident of Greenville, Miss., in April 1967. (AP Photo/Jack Thornell)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Antonio De Loera-BrustJune 01, 2018
Our measurements of poverty have changed since Robert F. Kennedy’s historic presidential campaign, but the poor and marginalized still need a champion.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Antonio De Loera-BrustMay 30, 2018
The entire planet will soon be gripped in a sudden and near-religious fervor.
In this April 24, 2018 photo, demonstrators protest in honor of those who have died during anti-government protests in Managua, Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga, File)
Politics & Society News
Antonio De Loera-BrustMay 29, 2018
Since protests directed at the Sandinista government in Nicaragua began in April, the Jesuit-run University of Central America has been a target of violence.
Arts & Culture Television
Antonio De Loera-BrustMay 04, 2018
"Dear White People" gets into the nitty-gritty of campus life, where students’ politics must coexist with their personal relationships, and sacred principles must endure alongside collegiate stupidity.
Arts & Culture Books
Antonio De Loera-BrustApril 24, 2018
For those seeking an introduction to the wolf, to individual wolves and to humanity’s similarities with wolves, this readable book is a worthy first dip in the pool.