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How Did You Get To Be Mexican

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This compelling account of racial identity takes a close look at the question Who is a Latino? and determines where persons of mixed Latino-Anglo heritage fit into the racial dynamics of the United States. The son of a Mexican American mother and an Anglo father, Kevin Johnson has spent his life in the borderlands between racial identities. In this insightful book, he uses ...more
Hardcover, 245 pages
Published January 28th 1999 by Temple University Press
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Nov 01, 2010 Lisa rated it liked it
In his book "How Did You Get to Be a Mexican?", Kevin Johnson, U.C. Davis law professor and the light-skinned son of a Mexican mother and Anglo father, uses his life as a case study for exploring race and racism in the United States. Johnson recounts his experiences with law school, affirmative action, friendship, dating, adolescence, college life, job interviewing, parenting, and more, from the perspective of a person whom others regularly have trouble placing into a defined racial category. Th ...more
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The complexity of race,culture and so many other izm's packaged in one read.Kevin Johnson's experience roll playing through life as a mixed person.
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I liked this book. It put to words some of my own experiences with my own invisible ethnicity.
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Kevin R. Johnson is Dean, Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law, and Professor of Chicana/o Studies. He previously served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Dean Johnson has published extensively on immigration law and policy, racial identity, and civil rights. Published in 1999, his book How Did You Get to Be Mexican? A White/Brown Man's Search for Identity was nominated for the
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