Latinos and Citizenship: The Dilemma of Belonging by S. Oboler

By S. Oboler

This publication explores the level to which the various political prestige of Latinos is altering the that means of citizenship and belonging within the usa. It brings jointly extensive theoretical concerns of citizenship with discussions of old and modern case stories relating Latinos and present debates on citizenship. concentrating on Latinos' old and carrying on with struggles opposed to exclusion, the authors of this anthology talk about concerns similar to Latinos' a number of nationwide allegiances, twin citizenship, the altering meaning(s) of belonging, their transnational political and social participation, the query of language and citizenship, neighborhood cultural citizenship and loyalties, and the mobilization of Latino formative years of their fight to verify their rights and belonging in US society.

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We believe that excluding the Puerto Ricans from that committee was unfair if you will take in consideration the great number of unemployed Puerto Ricans not only unemployed but antagonized with so much prejudice against them,” wrote Antonio Rivera (LaGuardia Papers, June 24, 1935). Isabel O’Neill, a Nationalist activist, wrote to the mayor a more pointed indictment of his treatment of Puerto Ricans: What is most displeasing—and . . unwarranted—is not only the discrimination shown in the selection and .

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