Jorge Majfud

Jorge Majfud

Jorge Majfud is an Uruguayan-American writer and an associate professor at Jacksonville University.

Articles by this author

It is a false logic that turns workers into idlers, imagines welfare abusers when in fact immigrants sustain the care economy with their labor and their taxes, and sees the victims of neocolonial trade policies as invading criminals.  (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, September 12, 2019
The Latin American Migration Crisis Was Born Out of Greed and Myths About Race
For more than a century, Latin American governments have promoted a model of national development based on land privatization and privileging the interests of foreign investors rather than the rights of workers; policies that in fact promoted economic growth without development. In many cases, this...
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The struggle is not—nor should it be—between Easterners and Westerners; the struggle is between tolerance and imposition, between diversity and homogenization, between respect for the other and scorn and his annihilation. Views
Sunday, September 08, 2019
The Slow Suicide of the West
The West appears, suddenly, devoid of its greatest virtues, constructed century after century, preoccupied now only with reproducing its own defects and with copying the defects of others, such as authoritarianism and the preemptive persecution of innocents. Virtues like tolerance and self-...
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Immigrants not only don’t vote but likewise their economic power and ability to shape the media narrative are irrelevant. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Why the Government’s Hunt for the Migrant Poor Is a Perfect Distraction From the Real Problems of Our Time
In June of 2019, President Donald Trump announced the scheduling of raids for hunting down illegal immigrants in the 10 biggest cities in the United States, which commenced on July 14. The fact that big cities were selected rather than big farms, which are unable to gather their harvests without...
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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Brazil: The Eternal Country of the Future Trapped in Its Colonial Past
Days before the elections in Brazil, a young Brazilian approached me and said, "God willing, Bolsonaro to win. He is a military man and will end corruption.” I did not want to answer. I esteem this boy as a good person, maybe too young to be anything else. But these two brief sentences summed up several volumes of Latin American history to its present.
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