Foreword More Than Whiteness: Comparative Perspectives on Mexican American Citizenship from Law and History

Rodriguez, Marc Simon
March 2007
Berkeley La Raza Law Journal;Spring2007, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p79
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the issues surrounding the citizenship of Mexican-Americans in the U.S. Accordingly, the paper traces back, and unravels the often-pragmatic history of racial and ethnic politics of Mexican-Americans. The paper also provides opinions as a way to engage the past history of racial reform among Mexican-Americans and as part of an ongoing effort to understand the context, history, and activism of those who worked to expand the meaning of citizenship for minorities in the U.S.


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