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The Resource How did you get to be Mexican? : a white/brown man's search for identity, Kevin R. Johnson

How did you get to be Mexican? : a white/brown man's search for identity, Kevin R. Johnson

Label
How did you get to be Mexican? : a white/brown man's search for identity
Title
How did you get to be Mexican?
Title remainder
a white/brown man's search for identity
Statement of responsibility
Kevin R. Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During an interview for a faculty position, a senior professor asked Kevin Johnson bluntly: "How did you get to be a Mexican?" On the other hand, a young woman at a Harvard Law School dinner inquired: "Are you one of those people whose high school friends are all dead from gangs and stuff?" The son of a Mexican-American mother and an Anglo father, 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, Latino immigration, race relations, and affirmative action in the contemporary United States. Johnson also grew up in the borderlands between classes. He spent his childhood with his mother, first on welfare and then with a racist working-class stepfather. As an adolescent, he moved to his father's home in a predominantly white upper-middle-class suburb. His educational experiences, too, extend from a racially mixed elementary school to an all-white high school, and from Berkeley to Harvard Law School. From this vantage point, he analyzes the intersection of race and class in the United States. How did you get to be Mexican? looks not just at the question "Who is a Latino?" but also at the question of where persons of mixed Anglo-Latino heritage fit into the racial dynamics of the United States
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Kevin R
Dewey number
  • 305.868/72073/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
J58 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Kevin R
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed people
  • United States
Label
How did you get to be Mexican? : a white/brown man's search for identity, Kevin R. Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223053683877
  • 31223053683844
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A "Latino" law student? Law 4 sale at Harvard Law School -- My mother: one assimilation story -- My father: planting the seeds of a racial consciousness -- Growing up white? -- College: beginning to recognize racial complexities -- A family gallery -- A corporate lawyer: happily avoiding the issue -- A Latino law professor -- My family/Mi familia -- Lessons for Latino assimilation -- What does it all mean for race relations in the United States?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 245 p.
Isbn
9781566396509
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98011811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
39013665
Label
How did you get to be Mexican? : a white/brown man's search for identity, Kevin R. Johnson
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223053683877
  • 31223053683844
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A "Latino" law student? Law 4 sale at Harvard Law School -- My mother: one assimilation story -- My father: planting the seeds of a racial consciousness -- Growing up white? -- College: beginning to recognize racial complexities -- A family gallery -- A corporate lawyer: happily avoiding the issue -- A Latino law professor -- My family/Mi familia -- Lessons for Latino assimilation -- What does it all mean for race relations in the United States?
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 245 p.
Isbn
9781566396509
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98011811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
39013665

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