Civil Rights and Beyond: African American and Latino/a Activism in the Twentieth-Century United States

University of Georgia Press - Rosales, chanelle Nyree Rose, and Jakobi Williams. Wide ranging and pioneering, civil rights and beyond explores black and Latino/a activism from California to Florida, Chicago to Bakersfield―and a host of other communities and cities―to demonstrate the complicated nature of African American–Latino/a activism in the twentieth-century United States.

Contributors: Brian D. Civil rights and beyond examines the dynamic relationships between African American and Latino/a activists in the United States from the 1930s to the present day. Behnken, laurie lahey, gordon mantler, alyssa Ribeiro, Kevin Allen Leonard, Mark Malisa, Dan Berger, Hannah Gill, Oliver A.

Civil Rights and Beyond: African American and Latino/a Activism in the Twentieth-Century United States - Building on recent scholarship, this book pushes the timeframe for the study of interactions between blacks and a variety of Latino/a groups beyond the standard chronology of the civil rights era. As such, differing strategies and activist moments, the book merges a host of community histories―each with their own distinct historical experiences and activisms―to explore group dynamics, and the broader quests of these communities for rights and social justice.

The collection is framed around the concept of “activism, ” which most fully encompasses the relationships that blacks and Latinos have enjoyed throughout the twentieth century.

We Took the Streets: Fighting for Latino Rights with the Young Lords

Rutgers University Press - He also traces the internal ideological disputes that led the group, but not the mission, to fracture in 1972. In 1968 miguel “mickey” melendez was a college student, developing pride in his Cuban and Puerto Rican cultural identity and becoming increasingly aware of the effects of social inequality on Latino Americans.

Incorporating techniques of direct action and community empowerment, the Young Lords became a prominent force in the urban northeast. In addition to running clothing drives, and food and health programs, they became known for their media-savvy tactics and bold actions, day-care centers, like the takeovers of the First People’s Church and Lincoln Hospital.

We Took the Streets: Fighting for Latino Rights with the Young Lords - In this memoir, anger, melendez describes with the unsparing eye of an insider the idealism, and vitality of the Lords as they rose to become the most respected and powerful voice of Puerto Rican empowerment in the country. Joining with other like-minded student activists, Melendez helped form the central committee of the New York branch of the Young Lords, one of the most provocative and misunderstood radical groups to emerge during the 1960s.

. From their storefront offices in East Harlem, they defiantly took back the streets of El Barrio. Written with passion and compelling detail, We Took the Streets tells the story of how one group took on the establishment—and won.

Raza Si, Guerra No: Chicano Protest and Patriotism during the Viet Nam War Era

University of California Press - This incisive and elegantly written examination of Chicano antiwar mobilization demonstrates how the pivotal experience of activism during the Viet Nam War era played itself out among Mexican Americans. Raza sí! ¡guerra no! presents an engaging portrait of Chicano protest and patriotism. On a deeper level, the book considers larger themes of American nationalism and citizenship and the role of minorities in the military service, themes that remain pertinent today.

Lorena oropeza's exploration of the evolution, political trajectory, and eventual implosion of the Chicano campaign against the war in Viet Nam encompasses a fascinating meditation on Mexican Americans' political and cultural orientations, loyalties, and sense of status and place in American society.

Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power

The University of North Carolina Press - But radio free dixie reveals that both movements grew out of the same soil, confronted the same predicaments, and reflected the same quest for African American freedom. Forced to flee during the 1960s to cuba--where he broadcast "radio free Dixie, " a program of black politics and music that could be heard as far away as Los Angeles and New York City--and then China, Williams remained a controversial figure for the rest of his life.

Used book in Good Condition. And the civil rights establishment. In the late 1950s, branch of the naacp, as president of the Monroe, Williams and his followers used machine guns, North Carolina, dynamite, and Molotov cocktails to confront Klan terrorists. As robert williams's story demonstrates, independent black political action, black cultural pride, and armed self-reliance operated in the South in tension and in tandem with legal efforts and nonviolent protest.

Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power - Historians have customarily portrayed the civil rights movement as a nonviolent call on America's conscience--and the subsequent rise of Black Power as a violent repudiation of the civil rights dream. Williams--one of the most influential black activists of the generation that toppled Jim Crow and forever altered the arc of American history.

This book tells the remarkable story of Robert F. Advocating "armed self-reliance" by blacks, Williams challenged not only white supremacists but also Martin Luther King Jr.

Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office Columbia History of Urban Life

Columbia University Press - Frederick douglass opie provides a social history of black and Latino working-class collaboration in shared living and work spaces and exposes racist suspicion and divisive jockeying among elites in political clubs and anti-poverty programs. Upsetting the apple cart surveys the history of black-Latino coalitions in New York City from 1959 to 1989.

His work highlights both the largely unknown agents of historic change in the city and the noted politicians, political strategists, and union leaders whose careers were built on this history. Also, as napoleon said, " and opie's history equally delves into the role that food plays in social movements, "An army marches on its stomach, with representative recipes from the American South and the Caribbean included throughout.

Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office Columbia History of Urban Life - In those years, and transformed neighborhoods, African American and Latino Progressives organized, workplaces, university campuses, mobilized, and representative government in the nation's urban capital. Upsetting the apple cart makes new contributions to our understanding of protest movements and strikes in the 1960s and 1970s and reveals the little-known role of left-of-center organizations in New York City politics as well as the influence of Jesse Jackson's 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns on city elections.

Used book in Good Condition. He ultimately offers a different interpretation of the story of the labor, student, civil rights, and Black Power movements than has been traditionally told.

Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spatial Entitlement in Los Angeles

University of California Press - Johnson argues that struggles waged in response to institutional and social repression have created both moments and movements in which Blacks and Chicanos have unmasked power imbalances, sought recognition, and forged solidarities by embracing the strategies, cultures, and politics of each others' experiences.

At the center of this study is the theory of spatial entitlement: the spatial strategies and vernaculars utilized by working class youth to resist the demarcations of race and class that emerged in the postwar era. In spaces of conflict, divisions among aggrieved minority communities, Gaye Theresa Johnson examines interracial anti-racist alliances, Sounds of Solidarity, and the cultural expressions and spatial politics that emerge from the mutual struggles of Blacks and Chicanos in Los Angeles from the 1940s to the present.

Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spatial Entitlement in Los Angeles - Used book in Good Condition. Had spatial as well as racial dimensions. University of California Press. In this important new book, Johnson reveals how racial alliances and antagonisms between Blacks and Chicanos in L. A.

Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition

University of California Press - University of California Press. Tensions and shared intimacies are recurrent themes that emerge as the contributors seek to integrate artistic and cultural constructs with politics and economics in their goal of extending simple paradigms of conflict, cooperation, or coalition. The book features essays by historians, economists, and cultural and ethnic studies scholars, alongside contributions by photographers and journalists working in Los Angeles.

Black and brown in los angeles is a timely and wide-ranging, interdisciplinary foray into the complicated world of multiethnic Los Angeles. Students, intersect, move in parallel tracks, and interested readers will gain an understanding of the different forms of cultural borrowing and exchange that have shaped a terrain through which African Americans and Latinas/os cross paths, faculty, and engage with a whole range of aspects of urban living.

Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition - Used book in Good Condition. The first book to focus exclusively on the range of relationships and interactions between Latinas/os and African Americans in one of the most diverse cities in the United States, the book delivers supporting evidence that Los Angeles is a key place to study racial politics while also providing the basis for broader discussions of multiethnic America.

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New York Ricans from the Hip Hop Zone

Palgrave Macmillan - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. University of California Press. Yet, puerto rican participation and contributions to hip hop have often been downplayed and even completely ignored. And when their presence has been acknowledged, it has frequently been misinterpreted as a defection from Puerto Rican culture and identity, into the African American camp.

But nothing could be further from the truth. University of California Press. New york puerto ricans have been an integral part of hip hop culture since day one: from 1970s pioneers like Rock Steady Crew's Jo-Jo, to recent rap mega-stars Big Punisher R. I. P. And angie Martinez. Through hip hop, puerto Ricans have simply stretched the boundaries of Puerto Ricanness and latinidad.

Just Neighbors?: Research on African American and Latino Relations in the United States

Russell Sage Foundation - Michael jones-correa finds that latino integration beyond the traditional gateway cities promotes seemingly contradictory feelings: a sense of connectedness between the native minority and the newcomers but also perceptions of competition. University of California Press. Mark sawyer explores the possibilities for social and political cooperation between the two groups in Los Angeles and finds that lingering stereotypes among both groups, as well as negative attitudes among blacks about immigration, remain powerful but potentially surmountable forces in group relations.

From the labor market and political coalitions to community organizing, street culture, and interpersonal encounters, Just Neighbors? analyzes a spectrum of Latino-African American social relations to understand when and how these groups cooperate or compete. Just neighbors? lays a much-needed foundation for studying social relations between minority groups.

Just Neighbors?: Research on African American and Latino Relations in the United States - Used book in Good Condition. Large-scale immigration from Latin America has been changing U. S. Cities, yet their combined demographic dominance has not abated both groups' social and economic disadvantage in comparison to whites. Black and latino populations have become a majority in the largest U. S. Used book in Good Condition.

Remixing Reggaetón: The Cultural Politics of Race in Puerto Rico

Duke University Press Books - University of California Press. University of California Press. Latino listeners, rivera-rideau traces reggaetón's origins and its transformation from the music of San Juan's slums into a global pop phenomenon. Puerto rico is often depicted as a "racial democracy" in which a history of race mixture has produced a racially harmonious society.

Used book in Good Condition. Rivera-rideau shows how reggaetón musicians critique racial democracy's privileging of whiteness and concealment of racism by expressing identities that center blackness and African diasporic belonging. Stars such as tego calderón criticize the puerto rican mainstream's tendency to praise black culture but neglecting and marginalizing the island's black population, the genre's most visible woman, while Ivy Queen, disrupts the associations between whiteness and respectability that support official discourses of racial democracy.

Remixing Reggaetón: The Cultural Politics of Race in Puerto Rico - . Used book in Good Condition. Reggaetón, she demonstrates, provides a language to speak about the black presence in Puerto Rico and a way to build links between the island and the African diaspora. Used book in Good Condition. In remixing Reggaetón, Petra R. From censorship campaigns on the island that sought to devalue reggaetón, to its subsequent mass marketing to U.

The Resegregation of Suburban Schools: A Hidden Crisis in American Education

Harvard Education Press - Used book in Good Condition. They show that the locus of racial and ethnic transformation is now clearly suburban and illustrate patterns of demographic change in the suburbs with a series of rich case studies. University of California Press. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The united states today is a suburban nation that thinks of race as an urban issue, and often assumes that it has been largely solved, ” write the editors of this groundbreaking and passionately argued book.

The book concludes by considering what kinds of strategies school officials and community leaders can pursue at all levels to improve opportunities for suburban low-income students and students of color, and what ways address the challenges associated with demographic change. University of California Press.