Pedro Gonzalez

About Pedro Gonzalez

Pedro Gonzalez is assistant editor of American Greatness and a Mount Vernon Fellow of the Center for American Greatness.

Kill Coyotes

Migrant women are so likely to be raped by people smugglers (coyotes) on the way to the U.S.-Mexico border that standard procedure is to ingest birth-control before starting the trek. So common is the brutalization of women by coyotes that in smuggling towns along the way pharmacists are at the ready. In one

By | 2019-04-05T13:16:00-07:00 April 5th, 2019|

Identity Politics for Good

In the spring of 1996, “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity” appeared in the academic journal Social Text. Published by Duke University Press, the journal set for itself the mission of "forging creative connections between critical theory and political practice," with an emphasis on race, sexuality, and gender studies.

By | 2019-04-01T04:56:41-07:00 March 31st, 2019|

Our Queer Decline

Just days after Nikki Joly established her city's first gay community center, she set fire to her home, reducing her three cats and two dogs to burnt offerings to the god of progress. It took investigators a little work, but they determined in time that Joly, an LGBTQ rights activist, would be adding

By | 2019-03-21T15:51:22-07:00 March 21st, 2019|

Breaking Point

Late last year, while the caravan was still making headlines, my mother and I watched as a Mexican journalist interviewed a Latin American migrant. When asked why she was headed to the United States, she replied matter-of-factly, “Porque necesito pañales.” That is, “because I need diapers.” At a time when America has been

By | 2019-04-15T19:24:46-07:00 March 14th, 2019|

Gated City Upon a Hill

In New York City you will find about a quarter-million African-born immigrants, most of whom trace their origins to Ghana. Though they are far from birth home, many still consider themselves part of Ghana’s Ashanti ethnic group and are card-carrying members of the Asanteman Association of the USA. The motto of which, Kum

By | 2019-03-01T21:33:16-07:00 March 1st, 2019|

No Amnesty For the Wall

On the nightstand beside my father’s bed there used to be a clipping from the local paper, a column that featured a photograph of a few small smiling children in a row holding awards. Among them was my older sister, who had won a small-town spelling bee. Though my father never learned to

By | 2019-01-28T17:11:51-07:00 January 27th, 2019|