Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican American Middle Class: Jody Vallejo

Too frequently, the media and politicians cast Mexican immigrants as a threat to American society. Given America’s increasing ethnic diversity and the large size of the Mexican-origin population, an investigation of how Mexican immigrants and their descendants achieve upward mobility and enter the middle class is long overdue. Barrios to Burbs offers a new understanding of the Mexican American experience.

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Susan Straight on the lessons of the mixed-race novel

The novelist Susan Straight is uniquely positioned to write about being mixed race in America, even though she’s not mixed race herself. She had three children with her former husband, who is black.

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Review: Mixed: My Life in Black and White

Mixed: My Life in Black and White by Angela Nissel My rating: 5 of 5 stars Pros: Comedic timing, insight, Incredible moments Cons: None (I hope there is a sequel!)   “I know preconceived notio…

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Review: American Son: A Novel

American Son: A Novel is a story about a lot of things: growing up in an “inner city”, establishing an identity, and masculinity. It confronts the issue of a Filipino family whose members are trying to create their own path toward an American dream. For some that means bull dogs and gangsters (the older brother), for others that means hard work (the mother).

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Mixed Race Studies » Scholarly Perspectives on Mixed-Race » Las Tejanas: 300 Years of History

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