De la Torre, scholar and outspoken Mexican American, dissects the controversial 1990s political issues in California that appear to denigrate Mexican American individuals and culture. She elucidates the Mexican American point of view but is evenhanded, taking care to acknowledge opposing positions. . . . Refreshing insight into political controversy from the Latino perspective.
Recommend[ed] as a starting point for discussions in undergraduate and graduate classes in political science, sociology, and ethnic studies.
Adela de la Torre was an effective, insightful, and articulate voice presenting an alternative to mainstream views in California in a period of political turbulence. The views presented in her columns published in this volume will provide students much to think about and discuss.
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