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Demography & Population Studies

Professor’s book reframes the story of Latinos in the United States

Laura Gomez, a Latino Policy & Politics Initiative expert, speaks on her recent book, “Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism.” “One of the overall takeaways of the book is how different groups in society are racialized. It varies from group to group. With African Americans, there has been a very strong emphasis on phenotype and how people look, specifically skin color. For Latinos, that hasn’t been the case, partly because Latinos look so many different ways”.