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Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture

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“Latinx” (pronounced “La-teen-ex”) is the term that covers the largest racial minority in the United States, 17 percent of the country. This is the fastest-growing sector of American society, containing the most immigrants. It is the poorest ethnic group in the country, whose political empowerment is altering the balance of forces in a growing number of states. And yet, Latinx’s barely figure in America’s racial conversation—the US census does not even have a category for “Latino.” This searching and long-overdue exploration of a crucial development in American life updates Cornel West’s bestselling Race Matters with a Latin inflection.
 
Ed Morales is an author, journalist, filmmaker, and poet who teaches at Columbia University. He is the author of The Latin Beat and Living in Spanglish. Has written for the Village Voice, Nation, New York Times, Rolling Stone, and other publications and is a regular commentator on NPR. His film Whose Barrio? premiered at the New York Latino International Film Festival. He lives in New York City.
“Latinx” (pronounced “La-teen-ex”) is the term that covers the largest racial minority in the United States, 17 percent of the country. This is the fastest-growing sector of American society, containing the most immigrants. It is the poorest ethnic group in the country, whose pol...
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