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Jovita Idár’s Fight for Mexican-American Rights in Texas

Through journalism and activism, Jovita Idár dedicated her life to fighting against anti-Mexican discrimination in Texas

Jovita Idár 1915 Texas union meeting

About Blurred Bylines

Blurred Bylines is an effort to bring to light some of those perspectives that deserve their place in the public conscience. Unfortunately, a 24-hour media culture doesn’t allow for revisiting and re-assessing. And this isn’t something that gets better on its own. We have to fight to bring to the surface new ideas and points of view. 

When the voices of entire communities, cultures and genders are rendered unimportant and ignored, lost in history and the present, it’s hard to not be angry. Our voices may just be one in millions of millions. But it’s when that same message gets said by millions of different people, that it starts to break through the cacophony.

Those perspectives have value and they should be shared. That progress deserves to be covered. And it’s up to us to ensure that happens. Keep reading about Blurred Bylines.

 

How Jennifer Morey Survived A Brutal Knife Attack & Rebuilt Her Life

Against all odds, Jennifer Morey survived an attempted murder in 1995 by a man she should have been able to trust.

Jovita Idár’s Fight for Mexican-American Rights in Texas

Through journalism and activism, Jovita Idár dedicated her life to fighting against anti-Mexican violence and discrimination in Texas.

California’s History of Anti-Asian Laws & Riots

Taking a look at California’s history of anti-Asian legislation as well as large-scale race riots that have taken place in the last 150 years or so.

Teka Adams’ Survival After Fetal Abduction Attempt

Against all odds, both Teka Adams and her unborn fetus survived a brutal fetal abduction attempt in 2009 that lasted for days.

What Chicago’s Support of Iraqi Refugees Means For Afghans

Similarly with Iraqi refugees who arrived in recent decades, Chicago-based groups help Afghans resettle into their new lives.

Carmelo Pizarro Jr: 22-Year-Old Shot To Death By Los Angeles Sheriffs in 2019

Carmelo Pizarro was unarmed and running from police when he was killed outside his mother’s home in Pico Rivera in 2019.

Daniel Canizales: Shot 16 Times By South Gate Police in 2019

Daniel Canizales survived the 2019 police shooting on Paramount Blvd, but will never walk again. He was never charged with a crime. 

*Side Note: If you expected this website to be about Blurred Lines, the music video of fully clothed men “dancing” with naked women and a very blurry understanding of how consent works, thanks for making it this far.