Latino Experience in the Barrios of the South Bronx, New York City: The Other Side of the American Dream

  • Yaser Robles


Currently Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group and the largest minority group in the United States. The 2010 U.S. census estimates that by 2050 the number of Latinos will reach 130 million. At such a growing pace, their political influence and economic power can no longer be ignored. However, for people who live in the Latino neighborhoods or barrios of New York City, especially in the South Bronx, the options available to achieve the American Dream have been difficult to find. Their challenges, hopes and dreams merit attention. As Latino migrants from Honduras to the barrios of the South Bronx, my family’s journey to the United States helps engage a variety of topics and place them into a larger social perspective of home building, community, diaspora, and identity.


South Bronx Barrios American Dream Latinos Experience Latino Migrants 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaser Robles
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  1. 1.History, Philosophy, Religion and Social Sciences (HPRSS)WallingfordUSA

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