Alex Lopez

Jake, thank you for your insights and helping us all come to a greater understanding of how we all touch each others lives. I'm proud to say that as the nation bickers and fights, in Texas, we not only coexist, we thrive.

Sorry, I did not mean to insult you. I'm just surprised how the some of the same words mean different things to you and then me. Let's not bicker about the article.

It means a lot for us to agree on this major point: Mexican American History is American History.

Now let's keep …

Jake, there is no one more American than Mexican Americans. We bled for this country in WWII and Vietnam. Just look at the list of Mexican American Congressional Medal of Honor winners.

Each of those words is a synonym. That's how language works.

The article says that Galveston "Mexican American History" is a valuable commodity. We need to make the rest of the nation see Galveston, Houston, and Texas as a base for intellectual prosperity. The nation will think of Texas differently. Re-read the article.

I am proud of Mendez and Priselda who are both from the Island. I am proud of Diaz for writing this. I am shocked at some of the commenters who are scared. I hope they come to terms with their tunnel visions. I'm also surprised it's just guys talking, arguing in the commments. I bet women wo…

Miceal and Carlos, you are obvisiously not good at school. Re-read the essay, and then buy the book HECHO EN TEJAS like I did. Or better yet, sign up for Diaz's Mexican American Studies courses.

Jake, you are not a good advertisement for American Values. You need to learn English. Read the essay again. Mexican American History is American History.

El Leon, i agree. Diaz needs to be commeneded for not just thinking of but for writing this and inspiring us to make it happen. I know we will look back at this moment and wonder why folks were scared, nervous, or mad at this renaissance being explained. It's a good thing for all Texans. We …

Miceal, what a great compliment. Aristotle coined rhetoric. You are calling Diaz-Aristotle. Wow. Also, why are you randomly throwing out the world "activist." You should really focus. The essay was written by one of the leading thinkers in Texas. It is inspiring. it does make me fl…