Library catalog tip: Though many authors use Latino, Latina or Latinx, many records have "Hispanic American" as part of the subject heading. Try doing an advanced search and adjust the drop-down menus so that the search reads "Subject contains "Hispanic American." Use the next line of the search to add concepts like "myth" or "stereotype." Add additional lines to build in more specific areas of interest. These could include film, media, arts, men, women, teens, youth, politics, or civic engagement.
Directly opposing ideas constructed and perpetuated by pundits and the media at large, The Latino Threat challenges the suggestion that Latino immigrants are unwilling to integrate and reveals that citizenship is not just about legal definitions, but about participation in society.
The fifteen Latino college students who tell their stories in this book come from a variety of socioeconomic, regional, and family backgrounds--they are young men and women of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central American, and South American descent. Their insights are both balanced and frank, blending personal, anecdotal, political, and cultural viewpoints. Their stories detail the students' personal struggles with issues such as identity and biculturalism, family dynamics, religion, poverty, stereotypes, and the value of education.