As members of the fastest-growing demographic group in America, Latinos are increasingly represented in the professional class, but they continue to face significant racism. Everyday Injustice introduces readers to the challenges facing Latino professionals today. Examining the experiences of many of the most privileged members of the largest racial and ethnic community in the United States, Maria Chávez provides important insights into the challenges facing racialized groups, particularly Latinos, in the United States. Her study looks at Latino lawyers in depth, weaving powerful personal stories and interview excerpts with a broader analysis of survey research and focus groups. The book examines racial framing in America, the role of language and culture among Latino professionals, the role of Latinos in the workplace, their level of civic participation, and the important role that education plays in improving their experiences. One chapter discusses the unique challenges that Latinas face in the workplace as both women and people of color. The findings outlined in Everyday Injustice suggest that despite considerable success in overcoming educational, economic, and class barriers, Latino professionals still experience marginalization. A powerful illustration of racism and inequality in America.
About the Author
Maria Chávez is associate professor of political science at Pacific Lutheran University. She blogs for www.racismreview.com and lives in Lacey, Washington. Joe R. Feagin is Ella C. McFadden Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M University and author of a number of influential books on race in America, including The White Racial Frame.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: Latinos and Race in America
Chapter 2 Latino Culture: The Foundation to Persevere
Chapter 3 Latinos in the Workplace
Chapter 4 Latina Struggles: Challenges for Women
Chapter 5 Civic Participation Among Latino Professionals
Chapter 6 Education Matters
Chapter 7 Conclusion: Latino Professionals in America
Appendix A: FIgures and Tables
Appendix B: Survey Questionnaires and Interview Protocols
Appendix C: Washington State Bar Association 2010 Demographic Information
About the Author