MALDEF and the Legal Investment in a Multi-Colored America

Romero II, Tom I.
March 2007
Berkeley La Raza Law Journal;Spring2007, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p135
Academic Journal
The article reports that the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) has claimed a non-White status for Mexican Americans in the U.S. It states that MALDEF has utilized a legal strategy that unmade whiteness for Mexican Americans and constructed a brown identity in the course of legal battles during the 1960s and 1970s. It is discussed that MALDEF also continued to push a litigation agenda to force courts to recognize the distinct racialization and color positioning of Mexican Americans.


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