Carlos Figueroa

Carlos Figueroa has a dual Ph.D. in Political Science and Historical Studies from The New School for Social Research and currently teaches in the Politics Department at Ithaca College. He writes critical commentaries on U.S. Puerto Rico affairs, racial and class politics, and immigration/migration issues and the politics of U.S. citizenship. He is currently finishing a book on Quakers, race and U.S. Empire.

Articles by this author

George, who is homeless, panhandles along a street in Lawrence, Massachusetts on August 16, 2019. Lawrence, once one of America’s great manufacturing cities with immigrants from around the world coming to work in its textile and wool processing mills, has struggled to find its economic base since the decline of manufacturing. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Working-Class America Needs Real Change, Not Slogans
In August, Joe Biden addressed the Democratic National Convention as he accepted his party's nomination to run for president. During his speech, Biden framed the election on November 3 as a battle for the "soul of America." The former vice president depicted the urgency of the moment as he saw it:...
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San Juan, Puerto Rico/USA in July 2019 (Photo: © Osvaldo Olmos / Shutterstock) Views
Thursday, August 29, 2019
The Puerto Rico Crisis: A Reflection of a Flawed US Democracy
On August 2, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló of the New Progressive Party (NPP) — nominally affiliated with the Democrats, although once linked to the Republicans under Governor Luis Ferré Aguayo — finally resigned. The decision came after weeks of mass protests over the island’s fiscal...
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