Summary of chapters 9 & 10. Equal amount of words for each chapter
Study how Latinos racially identify and the specific cultural meaning of that identity.
Explore the transformation of “Latinos” from a race to an ethnicity on the US Census.
Examine how racial categories and classifications that originated under Spanish colonial rule often get transported to novel places where they are infused with new meanings.
Assess the troubling ways that Latinos have increasingly come to racialize one another.
Explore the texture of Mexican immigrant workers’ lives in the relatively prosperous region of Santa Cruz County in northern California.
Examine the consequences of large multinational food corporations such as Birds Eye shifting their production from California to Mexico.
Highlight what it means to be the working poor, an indignity compounded by discrimination, racist insults, and daily acts of humiliation that only exacerbated a sense of being outcasts.