For concernedmom who responded to my posting "Wrong Information From Lou Dobbs"
For a certain number of the population, anything written in a blog such as DREAM ACT TEXAS would be suspicious. However, I will provide you information on my research and credentials.
To answer your questions:
1. And where exactly did you get your information about these kids?
I have been interviewing them, traveling with them, eating meals with them, going on retreats with them for the past 18 months. This work is part of an officially sanctioned research project at the University of Houston.
2.Do you know them?
Yes, I know them very very well -
3. Did they publish their names and life story?
No. The university does not allow me to use their names or disclose their identities. Its part of something called "Human Subjects" requirements that all universities have.
4. Or are you just passing on some La Raza propaganda?
If you mean propaganda as "misteaching or misinformation" - no. I believe that one person from the organization introduced themselves to me when I was at a congressional committee hearing in May 2007 in Washington, D.C, but we did not have a conversation. I'm sure many of the ideas I write about are also of interest to NCLR. But I have never read any of their documents.
5. You know? The old let's make Lou Dobbs look like a racist idiot stance?
I find it absolutely necessary to clarify mis-information. If that creates a certain perception of Mr. Dobbs, then he needs to be more judicious about how and what information he disseminates.
6. Why don't you get the correct information and then get back to all of us with it?
You have it in this blog.
If you have further questions about my qualifications for providing "correct information." I have a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Rice University. In 2002 the University of Texas published my book on the social and culture history of northern Mexico. In a couple of months, my second book will be released, its about a social history of southeast Texas, published by Texas A&M Press. This research is part of my job as a tenured college professor.