Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Laura E. Gómez about her new story Inventing Latinos.
Journalist Jorge Ramos recently wrote an op-ed in the New York Times saying “there is no route to the White House without Latino voters.” He accused Republicans and Democrats of rediscovering Latino voters every 4 years and then forgetting about them.
Now, in a new book Professor Laura E. Gómez digs into the racial identity that has been known by so many different names over the years: Mexicans, Latinos, Hispanics, Latinx. Her book is called Inventing Latinos, a New Story of American Racism.
Laura E. Gómez, professor of law, sociology, and Chicana/Chicano studies at UCLA. She is the author of Manifest Destinies, Mapping Race, and Misconceiving Mothers. Her newest book is Inventing Latinos, a New Story of American Racism.
Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.
Missed an episode? Check out Rising Up on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.
#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change.
#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling and online at freespeech.org.
Human Rights and Equality
Sign up for Our Newsletter
Get updates about the policies and topics that matter the most to you. Progressive news directly to your email.