Media: April 2010 Archives

If you haven't read this article in the Harvard Crimson, yet, you should

When Elizabeth Pezza approached Harvard College Act on a Dream about writing a feature story on undocumented youth for the weekly Harvard Crimson magazine, Fifteen Minutes, my first reaction was that I hope it's better than the FM piece that was written about me:

"Altar, Mexico. That town is crazy," says Kyle De Beausset '08.

But De Beausset is not talking about the kind of Mexican crazy that happens when you mix margaritas in your mouth on the beach at 10 a.m.

Instead, he's referring to the last stop on his journey documenting the experience of South American migrant workers trying to make it to the United States.
Shifra Mincer - Harvard Crimson (3 May 2006)
For those that didn't catch it, Guatemala is not in South America.  I've actually never been to South America, I'm sorry to say, even though I was just a few months shy of being born in Ecuador.

It's not just inaccuracies I was worried about, though.  FM often tries to put a sort of "fun" tone into articles that I just didn't see working well with undocumented students at Harvard.  After multiple assurances from Pezza that she wouldn't use that tone, as well as the assurances of trusted pro-migrant students who knew her, I had faith that she would do a good job.