The U. S. Latino Community

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Overview


Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; ; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737752281
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 How Is the U.S. Latino Community Perceived?

Chapter Preface 19

1 Latinos Have Made a Rich Contribution to American Life Carolee Walker 21

2 The Latino Contribution to American Life Is Not Outstanding Steve Sailer 26

3 Latino Values Are Conservative Family Values Alberto Gonzales 32

4 Characterizations of Latino Family Values Are Flawed Heather Mac Donald 36

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 41

Chapter 2 What Immigration Attitudes and Policies Affect the U.S. Latino Community?

Chapter Preface 43

1 Arizona's Immigration Law Is Racist Alvaro Huerta 45

2 Arizona's Immigration Law Is Not Racist Bruce Maiman 50

3 The Immigration Reform Debate Is Racist Linda Chavez 55

4 Wanting to Limit Immigration Is Not Racist Randy Alcorn 59

5 Undocumented Latino Immigrants Increase U.S.Crime Rates Barbara Simpson 63

6 Undocumented Latino Immigrants Do Not Increase U.S.Crime Rates Ron Unz 69

7 Birthright Citizenship Should Be Outlawed George Will 78

8 Birthright Citizenship Should Not Be Outlawed Eric Foner 83

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 88

Chapter 3 What Is the Political Power of the U.S. Latino Community?

Chapter Preface 90

1 Latino Electoral Power Is Formidable Alex Koppelman 92

2 Latino Electoral Power Is Overrated Steve Sailer 99

3 Democrats Are Courting Latino Voters Jennifer Parker 111

4 Republicans Must Court Latino Voters Star Parker 118

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 122

Chapter 4 What Social Issues Impact the U.S. Latino Community?

Chapter Preface 124

1 Bilingual Education Is a Barrier to Hispanic Assimilation Heather Mac Donald 126

2 Bilingual Education Is the Best Approach for English Language Learners Jeff Bale 132

3 Racial Resentment of Latinos Fuels Opposition to Health-Care Reform Michael Lind 142

4 Calling Opposition to Health Care Racist Is Shameful Pat Sajak 148

5 Companies Are Increasingly Targeting the Burgeoning Latino Market Sarah Dougherty 152

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 161

For Further Discussion 162

Organizations to Contact 164

Bibliography of Books 170

Index 173

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