Latinos and the Nation's Future

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Timely volume examines the explosive growth of the Hispanic population & its impact on American life. The future may be unpredictable, but the Latino community is certainly destined to shape the future of the U.S., making it imperative that Americans accept this reality & harness its growth & engage in community-building energies.

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Overview

Timely volume examines the explosive growth of the Hispanic population & its impact on American life. The future may be unpredictable, but the Latino community is certainly destined to shape the future of the U.S., making it imperative that Americans accept this reality & harness its growth & engage in community-building energies.

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Latino Leaders Magazine
Henry Cisneros is a passionate believer in the sheer, increasing power of the Latino population in this country. So, it's no surprise to us that he would undertake the complex task of editing a book about the growth pattern of the Latino community and do it phenomenally well.

Latinos and the Nations' Future is an impressive compilation of essays written by top, expert leaders of the Hispanic community, who have come together to discuss the irreversible, inevitable and irrefutable fact that Latinos are destined to shape the future of the U.S.

The combination of views and ideas from key figures such as Raul Yzaguirre, Harry Pachon, Roberto Suro and even Henry himself are simply fascinating; the arguments too compelling to dismiss. The book is extensive and we would have liked for the type size to have been a tad larger, but once you start reading, the passion of the argument will catch up with you . . . and you won't want to put it down. This is a very well put together book, with information so solid that you will want to keep it in your library as an invaluable reference.
San Antonio Express
A valuable book. Read it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558855427
  • Publisher: Arte Publico Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Janet Murguia xi

By Way of Introduction and Acknowledgment Henry G. Cisneros John Rosales xiii

Part 1 Latino Visions: Past, Present, and Future

1 An Overview: Latinos and Future Henry G. Cisneros 3

2 The Latino Presence: Some Historical Background Nicoláas Kanellos 15

3 Liberty and Justice for All: Civil Rights in the Years Ahead Raúl Yzaguirre 27

4 Becoming American-The Latino Way Tamar Jacoby 41

Part 2 Latinos and the Larger Society

5 Increasing Hispanic Mobility into the Middle Class: An Overview Harry P. Pachon 57

6 Latino Small Business: A Big Present, A Bigger Future Aída M.Álvarez 71

7 Making the Next Generation Our Greatest Resource Sarita E. Brown 83

8 La Gran Oportunidad / Up for Grabs / The Hispanic Opportunity Joe Garcia 101

9 Politics and the Latino Future: A Republican Dream Lionel Sosa 115

10 Latino Progress and U.S. Foreign Policy Sergio Muñoz Bata 125

Part 3 Raw Numbers and their Impact

11 The Raw Numbers: Population Projections and the Power of Hispanic Demographic Change Leobardo F. Estrada 149

12 Latino Numbers and Social Trends: Implications for the Future Roberto Suro 155

13 A First-Order Need: Improving the Health of the Nation's Latinos Elena V. Rios 167

14 Housing the Nation's Latinos: An Overview Saúl N. Ramírez, Jr 181

Part 4 Final Thoughts

15 On the Power of Education and Community Action Ernesto Cortés 195

16 Toward a New American Dream Nicolás Kanellos 207

Appendices

I Tables, Charts, and Maps 213

II Chapter Notes and Bibliography 231

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