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  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release : 09 August 2022
  • ISBN : 0816522790
  • Page : 228 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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The experience of Mexican Americans in the United States has been marked by oppression at the hands of the legal systemÑbut it has also benefited from successful appeals to the same system. Mexican Americans and the Law illustrates how Mexican Americans have played crucial roles in mounting legal challenges regarding issues that directly affect their political, educational, and socioeconomic status. Each chapter highlights historical contexts, relevant laws, and policy concerns for a specific issue and features abridged versions of significant state and federal cases involving Mexican Americans. Beginning with People v. Zammora (1940), the trial that was a precursor to the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles during World War II, the authors lead students through some of the most important and precedent-setting cases in American law: - Educational equality: from segregation concerns in MŽndez v. Westminster (1946) to unequal funding in San Antonio Independent School District vs. Rodr’guez (1973) - Gender issues: reproductive rights in Madrigal v. Quilligan (1981), workplace discrimination in EEOC v. Hacienda Hotel (1989), sexual violence in Aguirre-Cervantes v. INS (2001) - Language rights: _–iguez v. Arizonans for Official English (1995), Garc’a v. Gloor (1980), Serna v. Portales Municipal Schools (1974) - Immigration-: search and seizure questions in U.S. v. Brignoni-Ponce (1975) and U.S. v. Mart’nez-Fuerte (1976); public benefits issues in Plyler v. Doe (1982) and League of United Latin American Citizens v. Wilson (1997) - Voting rights: redistricting in White v. Regester (1973) and Bush v. Vera (1996) - Affirmative action: Hopwood v. State of Texas (1996) and Coalition for Economic Equity v. Wilson (1997) - Criminal justice issues: equal protection in Hern‡ndez v. Texas (1954); jury service in Hern‡ndez v. New York (1991); self incrimination in Miranda v. Arizona (1966); access to legal counsel in Escobedo v. Illinois (1964) With coverage as timely as the 2003 Supreme Court decision on affirmative action, Mexican Americans and the Law offers invaluable insight into legal issues that have impacted Mexican Americans, other Latinos, other racial minorities, and all Americans. Discussion questions, suggested readings, and Internet sources help students better comprehend the intricacies of law.

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Mexican Americans & the Law

Mexican Americans & the Law
  • Author : Reynaldo Anaya Valencia
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • ISBN : 0816522790
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The experience of Mexican Americans in the United States has been marked by oppression at the hands of the legal systemÑbut it has also benefited from successful appeals to the same system. Mexican Americans and the Law illustrates how Mexican Americans have played crucial roles in mounting legal challenges regarding issues that directly affect their political, educational, and socioeconomic status. Each chapter highlights historical contexts, relevant laws, and policy concerns for a specific issue and features abridged versions of

Chicano Students and the Courts

Chicano Students and the Courts
  • Author : Richard R. Valencia
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • ISBN : 0814788254
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In 1925 Adolfo ‘Babe’ Romo, a Mexican American rancher in Tempe, Arizona, filed suit against his school district on behalf of his four young children, who were forced to attend a markedly low-quality segregated school, and won. But Romo v. Laird was just the beginning. Some sources rank Mexican Americans as one of the most poorly educated ethnic groups in the United States. Chicano Students and the Courts is a comprehensive look at this community’s long-standing legal struggle for better

A Quiet Victory for Latino Rights

A Quiet Victory for Latino Rights
  • Author : Patrick D. Lukens
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-05
  • ISBN : 9780816599646
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In 1935 a federal court judge handed down a ruling that could have been disastrous for Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and all Latinos in the United States. However, in an unprecedented move, the Roosevelt administration wielded the power of "administrative law" to neutralize the decision and thereby dealt a severe blow to the nativist movement. A Quiet Victory for Latino Rights recounts this important but little-known story. To the dismay of some nativist groups, the Immigration Act of 1924, which limited the number

Immigration Law and the U.S.–Mexico Border

Immigration Law and the U.S.–Mexico Border
  • Author : Kevin R. Johnson,Bernard Trujillo
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • ISBN : 9780816505593
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Americans from radically different political persuasions agree on the need to “fix” the “broken” US immigration laws to address serious deficiencies and improve border enforcement. In Immigration Law and the US–Mexico Border, Kevin Johnson and Bernard Trujillo focus on what for many is at the core of the entire immigration debate in modern America: immigration from Mexico. In clear, reasonable prose, Johnson and Trujillo explore the long history of discrimination against US citizens of Mexican ancestry in the United

White But Not Equal

White But Not Equal
  • Author : Ignacio M. Garc’a
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 0816527512
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Check out "A Class Apart" - the new PBS American Experience documentary that explores this historic case! In 1952 in Edna, Texas, Pete Hern‡ndez, a twenty-one-year-old cotton picker, got into a fight with several men and was dragged from a tavern, robbed, and beaten. Upon reaching his home he collected his .22-caliber rifle, walked two miles back to the tavern, and shot one of the assailants. With forty eyewitnesses and a confession, the case appeared to be open and shut.

Latinos and American Law

Latinos and American Law
  • Author : Carlos R. Soltero
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-03
  • ISBN : 0292777868
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To achieve justice and equal protection under the law, Latinos have turned to the U.S. court system to assert and defend their rights. Some of these cases have reached the United States Supreme Court, whose rulings over more than a century have both expanded and restricted the legal rights of Latinos, creating a complex terrain of power relations between the U.S. government and the country's now-largest ethnic minority. To map this legal landscape, Latinos and American Law examines

Gringo Justice

Gringo Justice
  • Author : Alfredo Mirandé
  • Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess
  • Release Date : 1994-03-25
  • ISBN : 9780268086978
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Gringo Justice is a comprehensive analysis and interpretation of the experiences of the Chicano people with the legal and judicial system in the United States. Beginning in 1848 and working to the present, a theory of Gringo justice is developed and applied to specific areas—displacement from the land, vigilantes and social bandits, the border, the police, gangs, and prisons. A basic issue addressed is how the image of Chicanos as bandits or criminals has persisted in various forms.

Mexican Americans, MALDEF, and the Law

Mexican Americans, MALDEF, and the Law
  • Author : Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund,Theodore Martin Hesburgh
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975*
  • ISBN : OCLC:57176881
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Barrios to Burbs

Barrios to Burbs
  • Author : Jody Vallejo
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-15
  • ISBN : 9780804783163
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Too frequently, the media and politicians cast Mexican immigrants as a threat to American society. Given America's increasing ethnic diversity and the large size of the Mexican-origin population, an investigation of how Mexican immigrants and their descendants achieve upward mobility and enter the middle class is long overdue. Barrios to Burbs offers a new understanding of the Mexican American experience. Vallejo explores the challenges that accompany rapid social mobility and examines a new indicator of incorporation, a familial obligation to "

Decade of Betrayal

Decade of Betrayal
  • Author : Francisco E. Balderrama,Raymond Rodriguez
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : 0826339735
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The first edition was the recipient of the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights Award as an outstanding work on intolerance and violation of basic rights. During the Great Depression, a sense of total despair plagued the United States. Americans sought a convenient scapegoat and found it in the Mexican community. Laws forbidding employment of Mexicans were accompanied by the hue and cry to "get rid of the Mexicans!" The hysteria led pandemic repatriation drives and one

Durable Ethnicity

Durable Ethnicity
  • Author : Edward Telles,Christina A. Sue
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-25
  • ISBN : 9780190221515
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Mexican Americans are unique in the panoply of American ethno-racial groups in that they are the descendants of the largest and longest lasting immigration stream in US history. Today, there are approximately 24 million Americans of Mexican descent living in the United States, many of whose families have been in the US for several generations. In Durable Ethnicity, Edward Telles and Christina A. Sue examine the meanings behind being both American and ethnically Mexican for contemporary Mexican Americans. Rooted in a

Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies

Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies
  • Author : Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas,Mérida M. Rúa
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-10
  • ISBN : 9781479805211
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Introduces new approaches, theoretical trends, and understudied topics in Latinx Studies This groundbreaking work offers a multidisciplinary, social-science oriented perspective on Latinx studies, including the social histories and contemporary lives of a diverse range of Latina and Latino populations. Editors Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas and Mérida M. Rúa have crafted an anthology that is unique in both form and content. The book combines previously published canonical pieces with original, cutting-edge works created for this volume. The sections of the

Grounds for Dreaming

Grounds for Dreaming
  • Author : Lori A. Flores
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • ISBN : 9780300216387
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Known as “The Salad Bowl of the World,” California’s Salinas Valley became an agricultural empire due to the toil of diverse farmworkers, including Latinos. A sweeping critical history of how Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants organized for their rights in the decades leading up to the seminal strikes led by Cesar Chavez, this important work also looks closely at how different groups of Mexicans—U.S. born, bracero, and undocumented—confronted and interacted with one another during this period.

Mendez V. Westminster

Mendez V. Westminster
  • Author : Philippa Strum
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 0700617183
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Gives a full account of the legal issues and legacy of the landmark law case, which was the first case in which segregation in education was successfully challenged. By the author of Women in the Barracks: The VMI Case and Equal Rights.

Mexican American Legal Heritage in the Southwest

Mexican American Legal Heritage in the Southwest
  • Author : Manuel Ruiz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1974
  • ISBN : UTEXAS:059173024376140
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