Latinos

Wed 10.30.13 | The Multiple Meanings of "Latino"

HoSang, LaBennett & Pulido, eds., Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century UC Press, 2012

Tomas Almaguer, Racial Fault Lines: The Historical Origins of White Supremacy in California UC Press, 2008 (2d ed.)

 

 

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To say that there are 50 million Latinos in the US is to suggest that the category of "Latino" is clear-cut and straightforward. But is that true? Tomas Almaguer highlights the ambiguities; he also examines how Latinos, a tremendously diverse population, have been racialized, and how they racialize each other. Almaguer brings up as key factors both the US Census and Spain's colonization of Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Tues 7.16.13 | Blacks & Latinos: Conflict or Synergy?

Román & Flores, eds., The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States Duke U. Press, 2010

Mark Sawyer, Racial Politics in Post-Revolutionary Cuba Cambridge U. Press, 2006

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African Americans and Latinos acting in tandem could exert tremendous political force. Mark Sawyer examines factors that inhibit Latino-Black collaboration, including anti-Black racism among many Latinos, African American parochialism, and narrow visions of racial/ethnic identity. He also identifies points of commonality and convergence. And Juan Flores talks about the broader project of the book in which Sawyer's essay appears.

Mon 10.15.12 | The Multiple Meanings of "Latino"

HoSang, LaBennett & Pulido, eds., Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century UC Press, 2012

Tomas Almaguer, Racial Fault Lines: The Historical Origins of White Supremacy in California UC Press, 2008 (2d ed.)

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To say that there are 50 million Latinos in the US is to suggest that the category of "Latino" is clear-cut and straightforward. But is that true? Tomas Almaguer highlights the ambiguities; he also examines how Latinos, a tremendously diverse population, have been racialized, and how they racialize each other. Almaguer brings up as key factors both the US Census and Spain's colonization of Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Mon 7.04.11| The Supermax Phenomenon

Keramet Reiter calls supermax prisons "the black hole" in this nation's system of incarceration: So little is known about them, and yet inmates in those facilities endure the most extreme form of punishment short of the death penalty. Reiter has investigated the rise of supermaxes, the conditions and terms of confinement, and the impact of such confinement on prisoners and society. (Encore presentation.)

Wed 6.29.11| Cross-Racial Third Worldism

Chris Carlsson with LisaRuth Elliott, eds., Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-1978 City Lights, 2011

Ten Years That Shook the City: The Audio Walking Tour, and Speaking Events

No More Deaths

 

As the 1960s turned into the '70s, militant Black nationalism and race-conscious identity politics came to dominate radical political organizing. That's how standard accounts of the period go -- but are they correct? According to Jason Ferreira, groups like the Black Panthers and Los Siete rejected narrow conceptions of identity, instead promoting cross-racial solidarity and creating inclusive communities of resistance. Also, Chris Carlsson describes the volume in which Ferreira's essay appears.

Wed 1.12.11| The Supermax Phenomenon

Keramet Reiter calls supermax prisons "the black hole" in this nation's system of incarceration: So little is known about them, and yet inmates in those facilities endure the most extreme form of punishment short of the death penalty. Reiter has investigated the rise of supermaxes, the conditions and terms of confinement, and the impact of such confinement on prisoners and society.
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