The Paisano

Clout-driven activism is not real activism

Photo by Tiffany Hererra

Marina Cruz, Contributing Writer

September 1, 2020

​Performative activism is defined as activism done to increase one’s social capital rather than out of devotion to the cause. It is used in a number of ways to support movements such as LGBTQ+ rights, political events, and most notably, the Black Lives Matter movement. Recent incidents of police brut...

Mario Salas- An Activist Hero

Mario Salas- An Activist Hero

Alejandro Lopez, Co-News Editor

March 27, 2020

Mario Marcel Salas was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 30, 1949. Salas became an advocate for San Antonio’s African-American community in the early 1970s and was a key member of local activist groups such as the San Antonio chapter of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Organizations...