Latinos and Latinas at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice, 1st Edition

  • Gabriel Gutiérrez
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  • ISBN-10: 0313399263
  • ISBN-13: 9780313399268
  • DDC: 305.868
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 784 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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The Latino/a presence in this country predates the United States itself, yet this group is often marginalized in the American culture. Many noted experts explore the ideology behind this prejudicial attitude, examining how America views Latinos/as, how Latinos/as view themselves, and what the future of America will look like as this group progresses toward equitable treatment. Through the exploration process, the book reveals the complexity and diversity of this community, tracing the historical trajectories of those whose diverse points of origin could be from almost anywhere, including the Americas, Europe, or other places. Written with contemporary issues at the forefront, this timely collection looks at the resolve of the Latino people and considers their histories, contributions, concerns, and accomplishments. Pointed essays address disparate quality-of-life issues in education, health, and economic stability while depicting individual and group efforts in overcoming barriers to mainstream American society. Each chapter discusses key challenge areas for the Latino American population in everyday life. An engaging "Further Investigations" feature poses questions about most of the essays, leading to critical thinking about the most important topics affecting Latino/as today.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Latinos and Latinas: An Overview.
2: Who are Latinos and Latinas?.
3: Further Investigations: Who are Latinos/as?.
4: Latinos and Latinas: The 2010 U.S. Census.
5: Regional Distribution of Latino and Latina Population.
6: Further Investigations: Latinos/as and 2010 U.S. Census.
7: Latinos/as and Racial Identification.
8: Politics, Economics, and Education of Latino/as: The 2010 U.S. Census.
9: Further Investigations: Politics, Economics, and Education.
10: Cultural Diversity and Public Policy.
11: Culture Wars, Violence, and Latinos/as.
12: The Latino/a Immigrant Threat Narrative and Anti-Latino Violence.
13: Further Investigations: Culture Wars, Violence, and Latinos and Latinas.
14: Diversity under Attack.
15: Further Investigations: Diversity under Attack.
16: Whiteness, Diversity, and Lack of Historical Perspective.
17: Further Investigations: Whiteness, Diversity, and Lack of Historical Perspective.
18: U.S. Policy, Human Value, and Latinos/as at the Turn of the 21st Century.
19: Further Investigations: U.S. Policy, Human Value, and Latinos/as at the Turn of the Century.
20: Migration and Immigration.
21: Discovery Myths: First People, First Settlers.
22: Further Investigations: Discovery Myths, First People, First Settlers.
23: Chronology of Latinos/as in the Americas.
24: Further Investigations: The United States and Latin America.
25: Latinidad and the Maya Diaspora in the United States.
26: Maya Youth and Cultural Sustainability in the United States.
27: Three Generations of Indigeneity, Migration, and Identity.
28: Further Investigations: Migration, Identity, and Cultural Sustainability.
29: Immigration Laws and Latinos/as.
30: “Secure Communities”: Anti-Immigrant Policies and the Impact of ICE and Homeland Security.
31: Immigration and Immigrant Stereotyping in the United States: Economy, Crime, and Harmful Myth Making.
32: Further Investigations: Immigration Policy Myths and Realities.
33: The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.
34: The Rhetoric of the DREAM Act.
35: Further Investigations: Rhetoric and Policy of the DREAM Act.
36: The Economy, Politics, and Social Justice.
37: The Great Recession and Its Impact on the Chicana/o Community.
38: Further Investigations: The Great Recession.
39: Economic Stratification: Understanding Latina/o Class Differences.
40: Remittances: The Risks and Opportunities of “Sending Money Home”.
41: Latino/a Purchasing Power and Changing Dynamics of Marketing.
42: Further Investigations: Latino/a Economic Contributions and Developments.
43: Latino/a Voter Suppression: An Overview of Methods.
44: Environmental Racism.
45: Further Investigations: Latino Voter Suppression, Representation, and Environmental Racism.
46: Critical Issues for the Latino/a LGBT Community.
47: Further Investigations: Latino/a LGBT Critical Issues.
48: Foreign Relations.
49: United States–Cuban Relations: The Cuban Five.
50: Further Investigations: Latinos/as, International Relations, and Foreign Policy.
51: Latino/a Military Participation and Education.
52: Latinos, Cultural Identity, and U.S. Military Service: Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
53: Further Investigations: Latinos/as and Military Service.
54: Sparking the Latino Political Imagination: A Conversation with Cofounder and Writer Roberto Lovato.
55: Further Investigations:
56: Biography: Linda Chavez-Thompson.
57: Biography: Sonia Sotomayor.
58: Further Investigations: Linda Chavez-Thompson and Sonia Sotomayor.