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Dos Latinas from working class, immigrant families navigating law school while bringing y'all raw, critical analysis of law, current events, and personal politics. Cerebronas and unapologetic.

Dos Latinas from working class, immigrant families navigating law school while bringing y'all raw, critical analysis of law, current events, and personal politics. Cerebronas and unapologetic.
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United States

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Dos Latinas from working class, immigrant families navigating law school while bringing y'all raw, critical analysis of law, current events, and personal politics. Cerebronas and unapologetic.

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@cerebronas

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English


Episodes

12

11/20/2017
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On this episode, Yvette and Cynthia discuss the potential end of the Temporary Protected Status program, break down respectability politics, and analyze the case Goldberg v. Kelly. They note the erasure of Central Americans, applaud the Supreme Court for determining that welfare benefits are a form of private property, and examine the importance of due process.

Duration: 01:00:05


11: "The Spanish Own the Cow..."

11/6/2017
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In episode 11, Cynthia and Yvette discuss how the federal government tried to block access to an abortion for an undocumented minor, process all the knowledge in Eduardo Galeano's The Open Veins of Latin America, and tackle a case about sex discrimination over citizenship for children born abroad. They highlight all the ways in which the federal government put the detained minor at risk of danger, how all of Europe benefitted from the exploitation of Latin America, and the challenges of...

Duration: 00:58:06


Chiquitasode: "Im Not Racist But..."

10/21/2017
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In this chiquitasode, Yvette and Cynthia interview professor Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, who shares the research that led to the writing of her book "Crook County: Race and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court." She reveals the coded language used in the Prosecutor's office to justify incarcerating black & brown folks, notes that these moral narratives are systemic, and gives warm advice for young Latinas interested in academia.

Duration: 00:42:13


9: Gender is a Journey

10/10/2017
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In this episode, Cynthia and Yvette interview Isa Noyola, the Deputy Director of the Transgender Law Center, discuss the manslaughter conviction of Ky Peterson, and analyze the G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board case. They highlight the ways in which survivors of domestic violence are criminalized and note the challenges that trans folks face in being able to navigate public space. Isa shares how her gender identity is linked to reclaiming her indigenous roots, the importance of...

Duration: 00:55:54


Chiquitasode: Behind The Degrees

9/25/2017
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In this chiquitasode, las cerebronas get personal about their experience pre- and during higher education, featuring some hot tips along the way. They share what they're proudest of, who is most important in their lives, and how they got through and are getting through the tough parts of higher ed.

Duration: 00:41:20


8: Knowing Your History is Power

9/1/2017
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On this "Back to School" episode, Yvette and Cynthia discuss affirmative action, the case Plyler v. Doe, which ruled that Texas' attempts to deny undocumented children access to K-12 public education was unconstitutional, and the recent Ethnic Studies win in Arizona. They debunk the myths surrounding affirmative action, break down 14th amendment jurisprudence, and emphasize the importance of Ethnic Studies for students of color. In lieu of our recommendations segment, we answer a listener...

Duration: 01:01:38


7: Lincoln Gets Too Much Credit

8/17/2017
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In this episode, Yvette and Cynthia process the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, discuss what accountability means to them, and analyze Korematsu v. United States - the case that deemed the exclusion of Japanese Americans from the West Coast legal. They call out allies who don't hold their own people accountable, discuss the differences between accountability and punishment, and explain the irony of strict scrutiny. Visit cerebronas.com for links to what we discussed and...

Duration: 01:03:12


4: Race is a Verb

7/4/2017
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In this episode, Cynthia and Yvette discuss the police violence that Berkeley student Ismael Chamu experienced, constructions of race, and a less-known precursor case to Brown v. Board. They highlight the targeting of students of color on college campuses, debate the usefulness of the term "mestizo", and discuss the role that law plays in constructing race. Thanks to @romobeats for the intro tune! Follow us on IG and Twitter at @cerebronas Transition song: Ryan Little - Lucy's Song For...

Duration: 00:59:20


3: The U.S. Doesn't Love You Back

6/21/2017
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In this episode, Yvette and Cynthia discuss the murder of Philando Castile, the importance of POCs serving on juries, and Batson v. Kentucky - the case that supposedly did away with race-based juror striking. They voice their desire for true accountability as prison abolitionists, recognize the uncompensated labor by POC on juries, and call-out the bullshit of “race-neutral” explanations. Thanks to @romobeats for the intro tune! Transition song: Ryan Little - Lucy's Song Follow us on IG at...

Duration: 01:00:05


2: The Facade of Democracy

6/5/2017
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In episode 2, Cynthia and Yvette discuss the release of freedom fighter Oscar Lopez Rivera, the Puerto Rican debt crisis, and the importance of mental health. They expose the American facade of democracy on the island, break down bankruptcy law, and share how they make sure they’re engaging in community care.

Duration: 01:03:00


1: We Dropped the Diminutive

5/23/2017
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In the break-out episode of Cerebronas, Yvette and Cynthia discuss the recent detention of an immigration activist in LA, navigating an elite law school as Latina women, and Justice Sotomayor's (arguably) most powerful dissent. They share their practice of self-care, shade white feminist jurisprudence, and critique the hypocrisy of conservatives’ free speech platform. Thanks to https://soundcloud.com/romobeats for the intro tune! Follow us on IG at @cerebronas Read our blog at...

Duration: 01:07:51