"Again, it was reiterated, this time by my own alleged community, that humanity is not given; it is earned — and you secure it through assimilation."
"These Hispanics were eager to pledge their allegiance and support, to be seen as “stars,” no matter the cost."
"The agenda of assimilation, the blueprint of nation-building in the U.S., is at its core anti-Black. It's created to center and perpetuate white male privilege, and it fortifies that power with the support of so-called 'good immigrants' who align themselves with whiteness in the misguided hope that they’ll be able to collect the crumbs."
"We must live our histories and in their truth find the path forward to healing as a community, emancipating our futures from the colonial past."