The Latino Generation Summary

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The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America is a book written by Mario T. Garcia. This book tells the individual life stories of individual Latino Americans all attending the same class at University of California, Santa Barbra. The book discloses stories and events told by 13 students each who narrate from first person and give us a brief description of their life. The book is composed of 13 sections with an additional introduction and conclusion (Garcia, Kindle). Within this reflection I will describe the key points within this book and compare the stories within this book not only to each other, but also to additional stories of Latino Americans and how Garcia’s book rids the general public of misconception of Latinos. The key points …show more content…

Race was never an issue, but when looking at class sometimes rumors or stereotypes would be given. One of the largest intersection between Latinos is race or identity. For example, Amilcar Ramirez was Latino but looked black. Many Latino children have skin ranging from white to black and all dealt with these problems. Ramirez however faced opposition form Hispanics and African Americans because both would say he is not ‘their kind’ (Garcia, Kindle). Identity is still a large thing for Latino’s because many today are not just purely one heritage. This is still a problem when describing that someone is Mexican and Puerto Rican. There is no one thing to put down and that can be challenging to a lot of Latinos …show more content…

This book is so great at that because instead of just giving examples about how farmers would bring an immigration agent to their farm just so they wouldn’t have to pay workers, it actually gives you the details about how it was done. (Garcia, kindle) This book helps the reader understand how frightened this mother was when she thought her husband would not be coming home that day. The book gives you a front row view of the narrator learning that any day a parent may be gone anywhere form several days to several months because of their citizenship status. This book puts you in the narrator’s

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