Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Director of CSSD "Unpayable Debt" Project, speaks out on the racism and injustice underlying the crisis in Puerto Rico and the failure of the administration's response

Professor Frances Negrón-Muntaner, faculty director of CSSD project Unpayable Debt, and former director of CSSD affiliate Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, published several articles on the humanitarian crises facing Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, arguing that these crises are compounded by colonialist policies.

"Puerto Ricans can do without a reluctant visit by a president that they can't vote for and gratuitously attacks them. Instead, what the island needs is immediate life-saving resources, a comprehensive reconstruction package, equity in all federal programs, debt relief, and, at last, the abolition of the entire colonial apparatus." - Frances Negrón-Muntaner

Read Negrón-Muntaner's article "Puerto Rico was Undergoing a Humanitarian Crisis Long Before Hurricane Maria" in the Pacific Standard here.

Read her article "The Crisis in Puerto Rico is a Racial Issue - Here's Why" in The Root here.

Read her article "The Last Emperor," published by Univision, here.