ABOUT

THE HECTOR DE LEON (hdl) PERSPECTIVE is a private publication that serves as a repository for fact-based data, analysis and thought that place context to the American Latino experience, from culture to politics.

Essays and stories in hdl PERSPECTIVE are based on personal and professional experience and are examples of the challenges American Latinos face which are common to other all Americans.

The charts and tables in Perspective are based on U.S. Census Bureau demographic information, voter registration statistics, and election results. The percentages provided regarding how a group voted are based real and concrete behavior manifested via ballots cast at the voting precinct.

Perspective endeavors to present inspired substantive constructive work that is concise, coherent and cogent, with the goal of provoking thought from the general citizenry to makers of public policy.

The thoughts and reports offered in Perspective are the sole products of Hector de Leon and contributing authors.

hdl_Perspective is based in Houston, Texas.

WORDS THAT RESONATE

“[I am a] Daughter of two countries, [and a] citizen of none.” —Anita Brenner, Revolutionary Mexican-Born American

“The odds are great. But, my spirit is strong. My faith unbreakable... I SHALL ENDURE! I WILL ENDURE!” —excerpt from the epic poem I am Joaquin

The only approval I'm seeking...is my mother's and my people.” —Jessica Lorena Rangel, Unafraid Texas-based human rights advocate.

“There are things so deeply personal that they can be revealed only to strangers.” —Richard Rodriguez, American Author of Hunger of Memory

“We are Americans in every aspect, except for a piece of paper that legitimises us.” —Cesar Espinosa, Leader and immigrant advocate.

“Justice in America is like a baby being born. You've got to participate in its conception or that baby is never going to look like you" —Hector de Leon 

"...Maybe right from birth...I already knew... Then I went to school, then to the University, and what - the more I studied, the more I learned that I was ridiculous." —FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY


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