In the latest interview in the book series, UCLA Professor Laura E. Gomez discusses her new book Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism where she provides a historical and comprehensive examination of how Latinos have become constructed as a racialized group in the United States. Professor Gomez also offers clear and powerful strategies to combat racism against Latinos in the United States.
0:57 – What is the genesis of this book?
3:18 – How is Latin American history connected to Latinos becoming a racial group in the US?
6:06 – Latino integration into America?
9:49 – What are the racial barriers Latinos face?
15:37 – When does the book come out? And why should we get it?
To learn more, check out Professor Gomez’s book Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism
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