ISBN13:978-1566396516 ISBN10: 1566396514 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-1566396509 ISBN10: 1566396506
Summary: This compelling account of racial identity takes a close look at the question "Who is a Latino?" and determines where persons of mixed Anglo-Latino heritage fit into the racial dynamics of the United States. The son of a Mexican American mother and an Anglo father, Kevin Johnson has spent his life in the borderlands between racial identities. In this insightful book, he uses his experiences as a mixed Latino-Anglo to examine issues of diversity, assimilatio
n, race relations, and affirmative action in contemporary United States.
Summary: This compelling account of racial identity takes a close look at the question "Who is a Latino?" and determines where persons of mixed Anglo-Latino heritage fit into the racial dynamics of the United States. The son of a Mexican American mother and an Anglo father, Kevin Johnson has spent his life in the borderlands between racial identities. In this insightful book, he uses his experiences as a mixed Latino-Anglo to examine issues of diversity, assimilation, race relations, and affirmative action in contemporary United States. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:99 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Temple University Press Year Published: 1999 International: No
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Johnson, Kevin R. : University of California-Davis
Kevin R. Johnson is Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of a number of law review articles on civil procedure, civil rights, race relations, immigration law, and refugee law.
"A compelling and thoughtful portrayal of the struggle for identity faced by a sensitive young man who did not fit neatly into the artificial racial and ethnic categories embedded in the political and cultural fabric of this nation."
--Gregory H. Williams, Dean of Ohio State University College of Law
Temple University Press Web Site, February, 2002
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Preface 1. Introduction 2. A "Latino" Law Student? Law 4 Sale at Harvard Law School 3. My Mother: One Assimilation Story 4. My Father: Planting the Seeds of a Racial Consciousness 5. Growing Up White? 6. College: Beginning to Recognize Racial Complexities A Family Gallery 7. A Corporate Lawyer: Happily Avoiding the Issue 8. A Latino Law Professor 9. My Family/Mi Familia 10. Lessons for Latino Assimilation 11. What Does It All Mean for Race Relations in the United States?
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