Michelle García

Greater State columnist Michelle Garcia
Michelle García's work has appeared in Salon, the Boston Review, the Atlantic Monthly’s Quartz and The Washington Post among other publications. García, a native South Texan, is at work on a book about myth, the border and manhood, and her documentary film, Against Mexico: the Making of Heroes and Enemies, can be found at PBS.org. michellegarciainc.com | @pistoleraprod michellegarciainc.com | @pistoleraprod

By Michelle García:


Resurrecting the Legacy of Selena

by Michelle García | Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 9:26 CST

Greater State: The Just-World Theory Paradox

Developed by Melvin Lerner during the 1960s, the “just-world theory” describes the tendency for people to believe that the world is an inherently fair place. The truth is that we don't live in a just world, and inequality is growing worse along with shrinking social mobility. Read More


Segregation Texas Style

Texas metro areas have some of the highest levels of segregation in the nation, causing many Latinos to face economic and educational inequality. Read More

Children waiting in the Desarrollo Integral de la Familia in Reynosa, Mexico.

Your Brain on the Border

For insights into the thinking behind the Texas Legislature’s proposed border policy—which amounts to more boots, guns and money—we look to the science of the brain. Mind you, left-brain/right-brain dominance won’t explain the record $815 million in proposed border security … Read More

art work for Michelle Garcia's essay for 60th anniversary issue

The Next 60: Living at the Edge of Change

Less obvious was the border as a place, home to millions of people charting a future within the paradox that is the border—desperately poor but highly lucrative; largely ignored while occupying a mythical place in the popular imagination. Read More