This Changing World: July 19, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz

The world keeps spinning and changing. MAC announced it will launch the Selena (Quintanilla) line in 2016. A Latina icon being celebrated like this would not have happened in my childhood.

Donald Trump thinks he can turn Puerto Rico into Puerto Trump (please God, no). No one remarked on the fact that his plan to turn the island into a giant golf course with 1,800 holes because not much was in the way except “maybe some chickens,” was racist and disturbing in and of itself.

And then, there is Atticus Finch, the fictional civil rights champion of our youth, who with the publication of Go Set a Watchman was explicitly revealed a racist and bigot.

The world keeps changing, and if you blink, you just might miss it.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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