Mario T. García is Distinguished Professor of Chicano Studies and History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. in History at UC San Diego. A Guggenheim Fellow, he is the author of twenty books in Chicano history. These include The Gospel of César Chávez: My Faith In Action (2007); Católicos: Resistance and Affirmation in Chicano Catholic History (2008); The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America (2014) and The Chicano Generation: Testimonios of the Movement (2015). He is working on a biography of Father Luis Olivares and the sanctuary movement in Los Angeles. He is the recipient of several book awards and is the 2016 recipient of the Stetson Kennedy Vox Populi Annual Award.
Mario T. García
NCR Today: Undocumented immigrants are not animals and as long as we dismiss them as such we will never resolve the immigration issue.
NCR Today: People struggle with rampant social injustices; we have to live the Gospel message without distinction as to race, class, gender or sexual orientation.
NCR Today: The "blowouts" of March 1968 remind us that social justice and democracy are not given to us, a critical lesson for the age of Trump.
NCR Today: The problem that Trump has is that Latinos are here to stay. Their population continues to grow. Every month, thousands of Latinos turn 18 and many will register to vote.