Citizens but not Americans: Race and belonging among Latino millennials

Nilda Flores González, New York University Press, New York, 2017, 208 pp., $27.00, ISBN: 978-1479840779 (paperback)
  • Justin D. GarcíaEmail author
Book Review

Given the Trump administration’s escalating crackdown on undocumented immigrants, its inflammatory rhetoric conflating Mexicans with “drug trafficking” and “rapists” and Central Americans with “MS-13 gang violence,” its lackluster response in providing aid to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, and its unethical separation of asylum-seeking Central American parents from the sons and daughters who accompany them, Nilda Flores-González’s Citizens but Not Americanscould not be more timely and socially relevant. Deriving from qualitative research compiled through ethnographic interviews with ninety-seven US-born Latino informants from the Chicago region between February and May 2009, this book critically examines these US citizen, Latino millennials’ sense of racial identity and feelings of inclusion and exclusion within the broader national community. Flores-González is a professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, whose prior research focused on Latino...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Millersville University of PennsylvaniaMillersvilleUSA

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