Pool and courtyard at Tobin Lofts. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

Where I Live: Tobin Lofts at San Antonio College

When arriving at a typical student residence, one can expect to find trashcans filled with fast food paraphernalia, a hodge-podge of hand-me-downs and Christmas lights that serve as “décor”, and perhaps an unidentified houseguest asleep on the couch (clearly exhausted from studying, what else?).

Former councilwoman Maria Berriozábal stands with more than 70 non-discrimination ordinance supporters to address local media at the back entrance to City Hall. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

A Reflection on Prejudice and Discrimination

When I was a very young boy, my mother drove my two brothers and me from our semi-rural home in Portage, Michigan to downtown Kalamazoo to visit a public dental clinic for free fluoride treatments. A trip to the big city was an infrequent and exciting proposition, and I watched out the back seat window, taking in the unfamiliar sights with curiosity and lots of questions.