When Burial’s Unaffordable, Grief Compounds

I have been exploring the funeral and burial customs of impoverished people in the Latino community of upstate South Carolina. I began doing this recently after considering the high cost of funerals in general. Some impoverished Latinos could not claim the bodies of...

Christmas Toy Drives Require Immigration Check

One of the reasons I wanted to move to Houston 12 years ago was the city’s multiracial environment. I wanted my children to grow up to be world citizens, not just middle-class Anglos from the Deep South. I love my city. You can get empanadas from Columbians and...