Marisol LeBrón is an Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Mex­i­can Amer­i­can and Latina/​o Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Polic­ing Life and Death: Race, Vio­lence, and Resis­tance in Puer­to Rico and co-edi­tor of After­shocks of Dis­as­ter: Puer­to Rico Before and After the Storm. She is also one of the co-cre­ators of the Puer­to Rico Syl­labus, a dig­i­tal resource for under­stand­ing the Puer­to Rican debt cri­sis. You can fol­low her on twit­ter @marisollebron.
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The Protests in Puerto Rico Against Gov. Rosselló Are About Life and Death
The ongoing protests in Puerto Rico are not just about profane chat messages—they are a response to a broader crisis of violence, degradation and exploitation.