Latino/Latina Identity


  • Recommended US Latino Websites

    This list includes Chicano (Mexican American), Puerto Rican, and Cuban American Web resources, as well as sites that pertain to Salvadorans, Dominicans, Colombians, and Guatemalans residing in the US. Only Web sites that are reflective of US Latino realities were considered; sites that are exclusively Latin American in focus are not included. Recommended Web sites listed below were evaluated for breadth, perceived authority, stability, usefulness, and accuracy.

Books, Book Chapters, & Journal Articles:

  • Gallegos, B. M. F. a. P. I. (2001). Racial identity development and Latinos in the United States. In C. Wijeyesinghe & B. W. Jackson (Eds.), New perspectives on racial identity development : a theoretical and practical anthology. New York: New York University Press.

    New Perspectives on Racial Identity Development seeks to update foundational models. The volume brings together leaders in the field to deepen, broaden, and reassess our understandings of racial identity development among Blacks, Latino/as, Asian Americans, American Indians, Whites, and multiracial people.

    Bernardo M. Ferdman and Placida Gallegos present new paradigms and consider future issues which may come to challenge existing theories. Later chapters present examples of the ways in which these models may be applied within such contexts as conflict resolution and clinical counseling and supervisory relationships, and address their utility in understanding the experiences of other racial and ethnic groups.

  • Johnson, K. R. (1999). How did you get to be Mexican? : a white/brown man's search for identity. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

    This compelling account of racial identity takes a close look at the question "Who is a Latino?" and determines where persons of mixed Latino-Anglo heritage fit into the racial dynamics of the United States. The son of a Mexican American mother and an Anglo father, Kevin Johnson has spent his life in the borderlands between racial identities. In this insightful book, he uses his experiences as a mixed Latino-Anglo to examine issues of diversity, assimilation, race relations, and affirmative action in contemporary America.

  • Olivas, M. A. (1986). Latino college students. New York: Teachers College Press.

    This anthology written by many scholars, discusses a wide range of issues, including family profiles of Hispanic college students, the High School experience and its effect on College selection, areas of stress for Hispanic College students, bias in College tests, and the trends in college attendance by Hispanics. Engineering Hispanic students are the special focus of one article.

  • Tashlik, P. (1994). Hispanic, female and young : an anthology. Houston, TX: Pinäata Books.

    This groundbreaking anthology combines the fresh perspectives of young women with the seasoned views of established writers such as Judith Ortiz Cofer, Pat Mora, and Nicholasa Mohr.