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How Did You Get To Be Mexican
by Kevin Johnson
Temple University Press, 1999
Cloth: 978-1-56639-650-9 | Paper: 978-1-56639-651-6 | eISBN: 978-1-59213-818-0

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This compelling account of racial identity takes a close look at the question "Who is a Latino?" and determines where persons of mixed Latino-Anglo 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 America.
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
Kevin R. Johnson is Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis. He is author of a number of law review articles on civil procedure, civil rights, race relations, immigration law, and refugee law.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
    CONTENTS

    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 / My Familia

    10 Lessons for Latino Assimilation

    11 What Does It All Mean for Race Relations in the United States?

    Notes

    Bibliography

    Index
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