The Political Implications of Anti-Latinx Racism
From the New Books Network's Book of the Day Podcast
Although Latinos are now the largest non-majority group in the United States, existing research on white attitudes toward Latinos has focused almost exclusively on attitudes toward immigration. Ignored Racism: White Animus Toward Latinos (Cambridge University Press) changes that.
Co-authors Mark D. Ramirez and David A. M. Peterson discuss their new book and the political power of whites’ animus toward Latinos, which reaches into issues such as voting rights, criminal punishment, policing, and which candidates to support.
Mark D. Ramirez is Associate Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University.
David A. M. Peterson is Professor and Whitaker-Lindgren Faculty Fellow in Political Science at Iowa State University.
David-James Gonzales (DJ) is Assistant Professor of History at Brigham Young University. He is a historian of migration, urbanization, and social movements in the U.S., and specializes in Latina/o/x politics and social movements. Follow him on Twitter @djgonzoPhD.