Transcript This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. A new report by the National Hispanic Media Coalition has found media portrayals of Latinos and immigrants are fueling rampant negative stereotypes among the general population. The organization called on the Federal Communications Commission to study the impacts of hate speech in the media.
His fundamental thesis is that United States imperialism in Mexico, the Caribbean, and South and Central America has impoverished the people of the Spanish-speaking nations and created links between the North American power and its southern neighbors.
Heavy Latino immigration into the United States at the end of the twentieth century is therefore the harvest of a regional empire.
His book is therefore divided into three parts: He examines the emergence of the United States as a regional power over the course of the nineteenth century and the reduction of the Latin American nations to borderlands of the North American power.
Finally, he looks at the establishment of U. The third part considers the emergence of Latinos as an important group in contemporary U. Written in an engaging, informal style, Harvest of Empire provides interesting reading and a good introduction to the Latino population of the United States.
The first part, covering the historical background of the Latinos and Latino-North American relations, is the weakest section of the book. Still, it does provide a useful overview of Latin American history and a background to the two other sections. The second part, on the diverse Latin American groups in the United States, is more original than the first.
The author conducted extensive interviews with people from different Latin American nations, and the information from these interviews gives a depth and richness to his description of contemporary Latino life.
Here, his discussion of Latinos as a growing political force is particularly thought-provoking and noteworthy. One need only reflect that presidential candidates George W. Unfortunately, occasional minor errors undermine confidence in the accuracy of his statements.
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Starring: Juan . Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America is a feature-length documentary film based on the book Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in Written by: Juan González.
Juan Gonzalez is one of this country s best-known Latino journalists. He was a staff columnist for New York s Daily News from to and has been a co-host since of Democracy Now!
He is the author of Harvest of Empire, News for All the People, Fallout, and Reclaiming Gotham/5(). Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America is a feature-length documentary film based on the book Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in Written by: Juan González. Juan Gonzalez is one of this country s best-known Latino journalists.
He was a staff columnist for New York s Daily News from to and has been a co-host since of Democracy Now! He is the author of Harvest of Empire, News for All the People, Fallout, and Reclaiming Gotham/5().
harvest of empire by juan gonzalez what are chapter about and details?? The first part of the book is about the roots of modern-day Latinos, thorough the Spanish colonization of South America.