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How Did You Get To Be Mexican
by Kevin Johnson
Temple University Press, 1999
Cloth: 978-1-56639-650-9 | eISBN: 978-1-59213-818-0 | Paper: 978-1-56639-651-6
Library of Congress Classification E184.M5J58 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.86872073092

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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.