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LGM Podcast: Latino Cities

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On October 30, 2020
In today’s podcast, I interview Andrew Sandoval-Strausz from Penn State University about his 2019 book Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City. This is an absolutely fascinating study about how the rise of immigrant transformed the city, largely ending the “urban crisis” of the 1960s-1980s. We talk about how the specific ways people […]

LatinX

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On August 12, 2020

I’ve never been comfortable with the “LatinX” term. I recognize that Spanish is a gendered language. And I recognize that this complicates things for transgender people. But a bunch

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One frustration I have with our racial politics is how we rightfully talk about repression of Black communities but don’t connect it well with the Latino community, which is not only the nation’s largest minority community but also faces the exact same problems, including police repression. As Tucson reminds us: It was another gruesome video […]
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Let’s Hope!

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On February 25, 2016
If this is true, it’s a huge boon for the Democrats: About 13.1 million Latinos are expected to vote in November’s general election – a boost from the last presidential race but still less than half of Hispanic eligible voters. According to a report from the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, 1.9 […]

The Pull of Pollo

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On February 8, 2016

I don’t listen to a lot of podcasts, but one that I do like is Gravy, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance. This podcast on how the chicken industry has utterly transformed Springdale,

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