The Great Progression: How Hispanics Will Lead America to a New Era of Prosperity

The Great Progression: How Hispanics Will Lead America to a New Era of Prosperity

by Geraldo Rivera


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ISBN-13: 9780451231383
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Geraldo Rivera is currently host of Geraldo at Large on the FOX News Channel. He is a veteran foreign correspondent who has been on the frontlines of virtually every international conflict since 1973. Before becoming a member of the original cast of ABC’s Good Morning America, Rivera presented the first television broadcast of the infamous Abraham Zapruder film of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as host of ABC’s Good Night America. He then began an eight-year association with ABC News 20/20 as an investigative reporter. In 1987, he began producing and hosting The Geraldo Rivera Show for eleven years. In 1998, he began reporting a series of investigative specials for Dateline NBC. Prior to joining FOX News following the attacks of 9/11/01, Rivera hosted CNBC’s number-one rated prime time show, Rivera Live.
The winner of the 2000 Robert F. Kennedy journalism award (his third) for his NBC News documentary, “Women in Prison,” and the Scripps Howard Foundation national journalism award for “Back to Bedlam,” Rivera has received more than 170 awards for journalism, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, three national and seven local Emmys, two Columbia-Duponts, and two additional Scripps Howard Journalism Awards.

Table of Contents

Which Is Worse? xiii

Prologue 1

Introduction 7

1 The First Brown President 14

2 Hawkeye State Somalis: The Illogic of Recent Immigration Policies 32

3 The Storm Along the Border 48

4 The Hispanic Consumer: The New Engine of American Commerce 67

5 How Brown is my Valley: How Hispanics Will Save Social Security 80

6 Reverse Migration: When the Building Stopped 89

7 A Hogar is Not a Home: How Aspiration, Greed and Failed Assumptions Bankrupted the Latino American Dream 102

8 Ending the Education Siesta: Because if We Don't, Nothing Else Matters 114

9 The (not so) Foreign Legion: The Latinization of America's Military 140

10 The Boy Scouts Get It: The Importance of Latinos to U.S. Institutions 166

11 Hispanics and the New Union Movement 174

12 Disfrute: Hispanic Impact on the Multibillion-dollar Style, Fashion, Arts and Entertainment Industries 185

13 The Spanish Republicans: The Party of Lost Opportunity 192

14 After Castro: Relations with Cuba and Latin America in the Twenty-first Century 204

15 Béisbol: How Latinos Took Over America's Favorite Pastime 222

16 Mutts Like Us: The Impact of Intermarriage on Latino Political Power 233

17 Spanglish: The Rapid Spread of the World's Newest Language 244

Conclusion: The Shared Destiny of America and Her Latino Population 249

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