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ERIC Number: EJ760966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 29
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0005-2604
Theses on the Latino Bloc: A Critical Perspective
Sanchez, Rosaura; Pita, Beatrice
Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, v31 n2 p25-53 Fall 2006
Increasing anxieties about the growing Latina/o population in the United States have fueled virulent xenophobia toward immigrants. This essay proposes the need to forge strategic political alliances by constructing this population as a bloc, a nexus of diverse groups that differ at the level of national origin, race, residential status, class, gender, and political views. Only in full awareness of our multiple contradictions and commonalities, presented in this essay as eleven theses, can we as Latina/os come together, construct our own fluid identities, and more effectively address the hostile political environment and polemics of the current moment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States