Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture
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The latinx revolution in us culture, society, and politics latinx (pronounced la-teen-ex) is the gender-neutral term that covers the largest racial minority in the united states, 17 percent of the country. This is the fastest-growing sector of american society, containing the most immigrants. It is the poorest ethnic group in the country, whose political empowerment is altering the balance of forces in a growing number of states. And yet, latins barely figure in america's racial conversation--the us census does not even have a category for latino. In this groundbreaking discussion, ed morales explains how latin political identities are tied to a long latin american history of mestizaje, translatable as mixedness or hybridity, and that this border thinking is both a key to understanding bilingual, bicultural latin cultures and politics and a challenge to america's infamously black/white racial regime. This searching and long-overdue exploration of a crucial development in american life updates cornel west's bestselling race matters with a latin inflection-- by ed morales. Includes bibliographical references and index.