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Steven Harmon Wilson, Ph.D. Some Are Born White, Some Achieve Whiteness, and Some Have Whiteness Thrust upon Them: Mexican Americans and the Politics of Racial Classification in the Federal Judicial Bureaucracy, Twenty-five Years after Hernandez V. Texas 25 Chicano-Latino Law Review 201 (Spring 2005) This paper examines the problem of the racial and ethnic classification of Mexican Americans, and later, Hispanics, in terms of both self- and official identification, during the quarter-century after Hernandez v. Texas. The Hernandez case was the landmark 1954 decision in which the U.S. Supreme Court condemned the systematic exclusion of persons... 2005  
Katherine Culliton The Impact of Alcohol and Tobacco Advertising on the Latino Community as a Civil Rights Issue 16 Berkeley La Raza Law Journal 71 (Fall 2005) The impact of alcohol and tobacco advertising on the Latino community is a health issue, and as this paper will discuss, also a civil rights issue. Tobacco and alcohol use have not always been viewed in this way. For example, during the Prohibition Era of the 1920's, alcohol abuse was considered a moral issue. Attitudes in this country towards... 2005 Yes
Elena Christine Acevedo The Latina Paradox: Cultural Barriers to the Equitable Receipt of Welfare Services under Modern Welfare Reform 20 Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice 199 (2005) Salias del templo un dia, Llorona Cuando al pasar, yo te ví Hermoso huipil llevabas, Llorona, Como La Virgen, te creí Ay, de mi Llorona, Llorona, Llorona, deazul celeste No dejaré de quererte aunque la vida me cueste Todos me dicen el Negro, Llorona, Negro pero cariñoso Yo soy como el chile verde Llorona, picante, pero sabroso Tapame con tu rebozo,... 2005 Yes
Matt Gonzalez The New Metropolis: Social Change in California's Cities 16 Berkeley La Raza Law Journal 195 (Fall 2005) Whenever I get invited to an institution such as this, I'm reminded of something that happened to me in the year 2000. I was running for a post on the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco, and once I made it into the runoff, well, I decided to join the Green Party. It was a decision that was met with disapproval by my allies, to say the least. A... 2005  
Fiordaliza Batista The Ramifications of the Federal Communications Commission's Failure to Minimize Negative Media Portrayals of Latinas and Black Women 11 Cardozo Women's Law Journal 331 (Winter 2005) The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) contributes to the subjugation of minorities by failing to implement policies that encourage accurate portrayals of minorities. A correlation exists between negative media portrayals, or stereotypical portrayals of minorities, and the manner in which society perceives and reacts to them. Stereotypes are a... 2005 Yes
Mary Romero, Marwah Serag Violation of Latino Civil Rights Resulting from Ins and Local Police's Use of Race, Culture and Class Profiling: the Case of the Chandler Roundup in Arizona 52 Cleveland State Law Review 75 (2005) I. Overview of the Chandler Roundup. 81 II. Urban Policing Practices and Constructing Citizenship. 83 III. Micro and Macroaggressions and Immigration Law Enforcement. 85 IV. Citizenship Socialization and Immigration Control. 91 V. Conclusion. 95 2005 Yes
Reynaldo A. Valencia What If You Were First and No One Cared: the Appointment of Alberto Gonzales and Coalition Building Between Latinos and Communities of Color 12 Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice 21 (Fall, 2005) In December of 2000, I was a presenter at the annual meeting of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education. I entitled my remarks, Identifying and Meeting the Needs of a Diverse Student Body. During the course of my presentation, I explained that St. Mary's University School of Law had more Latina/o faculty and more Latina/o students... 2005 Yes
Dana V. Kaplan Women of the West: the Evolution of Marital Property Laws in the Southwestern United States and Their Effect on Mexican-american Women 26 Women's Rights Law Reporter 139 (Spring-Summer 2005) Colonialism and conquest are inevitably tied to clashes of culture and law. It was no different when the United States defeated Mexico in 1848 and captured what has become the American Southwest. The role women played in this clash of societies must be considered in the context of the swiftly changing legal status of women in the eastern United... 2005  
Kristi L. Bowman A Different Shade of Brown: Latinos and School Desegregation 88 Judicature 85 (September-October 2004) School desegregation cases have long been dominated by a Black-White conception of race, yet Latinos, as an ethnic group, do not fit squarely within this binary. This disconnect has led to the popular misconception that Latinos have been largely absent from the history of school desegregation. Quite to the contrary, the first successful school... 2004 Yes
Juan F. Perea Buscando América: Why Integration and Equal Protection Fail to Protect Latinos 117 Harvard Law Review 1420 (March, 2004) So you see it is up to the white population to keep the Mexican on his knees in an onion patch or in new ground. This does not mix well with education. The lessons of subordination formed the most vital part of the curriculum. The schools renewed the conquest every semester. During the 1940s, Gonzalo and Felícitas Méndez moved to Westminster,... 2004 Yes
Tracey R. Marshall Excessive Force by Lawless Enforcement Officers Against the Latino Community--is 42 U.s.c. § 1983 a Viable Solution to the Problem? 22 QLR 1009 (2004) I. Introduction. 1009 A. Scope of this Article. 1011 B. Reflections on Past Race Relations in the United States. 1012 1. The Civil Rights Era. 1012 2. The Texas Rangers. 1013 II. Current Police-Community Relations. 1014 A. Los Angeles, California. 1014 B. Houston, Texas. 1016 III. Development in the Law as it Relates to Law Enforcement Brutality.... 2004 Yes
Damian J. Martinez Felony Disenfranchisement and Voting Participation: Considerations in Latino Ex-prisoner Reentry 36 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 217 (Fall 2004) Imprisonment has many consequences for prisoners and for the community as well. Of the many obstacles that ex-prisoners encounter, one is the restriction of voting participation. In addition to felony disenfranchisement, the obstacles that ex-prisoners face upon release are enormous. They variously encounter employment barriers, the ramifications... 2004 Yes
James W. Wray Founding the Hispanic Issues Section 67 Texas Bar Journal 399 (May, 2004) The Hispanic Issues Section of the State Bar was the first section to be devoted to ethnic issues. Previous to its organization in 1979, sections represented, principally, areas of practice with some devoted to ethical or social aspects of the law, the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section being one example. The Hispanic Issues Section,... 2004 Yes
Candice Hoyes Here Comes the Brides' March: Cultural Appropriation and Latina Activism 13 Columbia Journal of Gender and Law 328 (2004) I said, Hell, let's use the same people that were portraying that negative image of Gladys Ricart and place them in a position where they are going to have to show the other side of that story. Let's force them to show what domestic violence is really about. What I tried to do was turn the tables. Let's give them something dramatic that they're... 2004 Yes
Anita Davis Hispanic Issues Section Celebrates 25th Anniversary 67 Texas Bar Journal 397 (May, 2004) Twenty-five years after the founding of the State Bar Hispanie Issues Section (HIS), section members look back with justifiable pride upon the section's accomplishments. Ours was the first State Bar section that went beyond a legal topic and addressed the concerns of a group of people in Texas, said 105th District Judge Manuel Banales, a founder... 2004 Yes
Nicole Serratore How Do You Say "Big Media" in Spanish? Spanish-language Media Regulation and the Implications of the Univision-hispanic Broadcasting Merger on the Public Interest 15 Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal 203 (Autumn 2004) Introduction. 205 I. Federal Regulation of Media. 206 A. How the FCC Reviews Media Mergers. 207 1. The Public Interest. 208 2. Broadcast Ownership Rules. 210 3. Competition and Antitrust. 212 B. Foreign-Language Media Regulation. 215 1. Community Need as a Public Interest Priority. 215 2. Program Format Disputes. 217 3. Broadcast Ownership. 220 4.... 2004 Yes
Katherine Culliton How Racial Profiling and Other Unnecessary Post-9/11 Anti-immigrant Measures Have Exacerbated Long-standing Discrimination Against Latino Citizens and Immigrants 8 University of the District of Columbia Law Review 141 (Fall 2004) Latinos are uniting with other immigrant communities and people of color in being extremely concerned about unnecessary post-9/11 actions that have led to civil liberties and civil rights violations. Although the Latino voting power has presumably increased, infringements of Latinos' and Latinas' civil rights appear to be on the rise. This is... 2004 Yes
  Interview with Cecilia Muñoz, Vice President, National Council of La Raza 9 Georgetown Public Policy Review 53 (Spring, 2004) Please provide a brief overview of your organization, the groups you represent and your goals. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) was founded in 1968 and is the largest Latino civil rights organization working at a national level. We have a network of over 300 affiliates -- community-based organizations who are social service providers. Our... 2004  
Ivette Coll de Pestaña, Cándida Rosa Urrutia de Basora La Nueva Tecnología Reproductiva: Reflexiones Sobre Los Nuevos Métodos De Inseminación Artificial Y Sus Efectos En Las Normas Filiatorias Y Hereditarias 39 Revista Juridica Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico 213 (Agosto-Diciembre, 2004) Frente al despertar del tercer milenio de esta civilización, la sociedad se enfrenta con los insospechados avances en la tecnología científica, cuyos resultados provocan situaciones que rompen los patrones morales, sociales y jurídicos conocidos y aceptados por la mayor parte de los grupos sociales que pueblan la tierra. Nuevas ideas provocan... 2004  
Jonathan Nagler , R. Michael Alvarez Latinos, Anglos, Voters, Candidates, and Voting Rights 153 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 393 (November, 2004) In this paper we contrast the demographics, political preferences, and voting behavior of Latinos and Anglos. In doing so, we focus particularly on California because of the large quantity of economic, demographic, and political data concerning Latinos that are available for that state. Also, restricting ourselves to Latinos in California avoids... 2004 Yes
Richard Delgado Locating Latinos in the Field of Civil Rights: Assessing the Neoliberal Case for Radical Exclusion 83 Texas Law Review 489 (December, 2004) Poor Latinos! Nobody loves them. Think-tank conservatives like Peter Brimelow, joined by a few liberals and a host of white supremacist websites, have been warning against the Latino threat: Because our dark-haired friends from south of the border insist on preserving their peculiar language and ways, they endanger the integrity of our Anglocentric... 2004 Yes
Thomas A. Saenz Mendez and the Legacy of Brown: a Latino Civil Rights Lawyer's Assessment 11 Asian Law Journal 276 (May, 2004) While we appropriately celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the revolutionary Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, this is also an occasion, particularly for the Mexican-American community, to reflect on two other important twentieth-century civil rights cases: Mendez v. Westminster School District, and Hernandez v. Texas.... 2004 Yes
Thomas A. Saenz Mendez and the Legacy of Brown: a Latino Civil Rights Lawyer's Assessment 15 Berkeley La Raza Law Journal 67 (Spring 2004) While we appropriately celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the revolutionary Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, this is also an occasion, particularly for the Mexican-American community, to reflect on two other important twentieth-century civil rights cases: Mendez v. Westminster School District, and Hernandez v. Texas.... 2004 Yes
Thomas A. Saenz Mendez and the Legacy of Brown: a Latino Civil Rights Lawyer's Assessment 19 Berkeley Women's Law Journal 395 (2004) While we appropriately celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the revolutionary Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, this is also an occasion, particularly for the Mexican-American community, to reflect on two other important twentieth-century civil rights cases: Mendez v. Westminster School District, and Hernandez v. Texas.... 2004 Yes
Thomas A. Saenz Mendez and the Legacy of Brown: a Latino Civil Rights Lawyer's Assessment 6 African-American Law and Policy Report 194 (2004) While we appropriately celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the revolutionary Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, this is also an occasion, particularly for the Mexican-American community, to reflect on two other important twentieth-century civil rights cases: Mendez v. Westminster School District, and Hernandez v. Texas.... 2004 Yes
  National Latina/latino Law Student Association Constitution 15 Berkeley La Raza Law Journal 161 (Fall, 2004) Because we have suffered, and we are not afraid to suffer in order to survive, we are ready to give up everythingeven our livesin our struggle for justice. - Cesar E. Chavez This organization shall be known as the NATIONAL LATINA/LATINO LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION, (hereinafter referred to as the Association or NLLSA). While attending the 1996... 2004 Yes
Julissa Reynoso Perspectives on Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Other Grounds: Latinas at the Margins 7 Harvard Latino Law Review 63 (Spring, 2004) A review of United States law reveals that the most common approach to discrimination claims is one that focuses on a single ground for discrimination, such as race, gender, disability, or national origin. This Article proposes an alternative approach to discrimination claims--an analysis that takes into account the lived realities of individuals... 2004 Yes
Kenneth E. Fernandez, Timothy Bowman Race, Political Institutions, and Criminal Justice: an Examination of the Sentencing of Latino Offenders 36 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 41 (Fall 2004) Disparity in the application of justice has been a major focus in the social sciences as well as a highly salient issue for individuals on both sides of the ideological spectrum. Many studies have examined whether ethnic and racial minorities are treated differently within the criminal justice system, with mixed findings. Some of this research has... 2004 Yes
Daniel J. Rearick Reaching out to the Most Insular Minorities: a Proposal for Improving Latino Access to the American Legal System 39 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 543 (Summer, 2004) When non-English speakers need legal assistance in America, they face a frightening and incomprehensible babble of voices that will determine matters fundamental to their lives, liberty, and property. Their struggle begins long before they enter a courtroom. In their day-to-day lives, non-English speakers face discrimination based on their... 2004 Yes
  Sixth Annual Harvard Latino Law and Policy Conference: Latino Leadership and Collective Power April 12, 2003 7 Harvard Latino Law Review 75 (Spring, 2004) Juan Perea: There has recently been a good deal of publicity about whether collective Latino power is a myth or reality, especially given the growing number of Latinos in the United States. To some extent, this publicity is misleading. Latinos are not new in the United States, or at least to this continent. Nonetheless, we are a fairly recent... 2004 Yes
Leticia M. Saucedo The Browning of the American Workplace: Protecting Workers in Increasingly Latino-ized Occupations 80 Notre Dame Law Review 303 (November, 2004) Marielena González was recruited from her hometown in Mexico to work in a large poultry processing plant in northwest Arkansas. She works alongside hundreds of Latinos on a line that produces breaded chicken pieces. Her work is difficult, dirty, low-paying and dangerous. It was not quite the job she expected when she first took it. The labor... 2004 Yes
Anne E. Langford What's in a Name?: Notarios in the United States and the Exploitation of a Vulnerable Latino Immigrant Population 7 Harvard Latino Law Review 115 (Spring, 2004) On a crisp November Friday in a basement room of the public library in Lowell, Massachusetts, an attempt to mend the havoc wrought by William Ansara-- a non-attorney immigration practitioner, or notario--was under way. Mobilized by the New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), experienced immigration attorneys... 2004 Yes
Frank E. Martínez Working with Hispanic Clients 21 No. 1 GPSolo 34 (January/February, 2004) Hispanics are now officially the largest minority in the United States. According to the Census Bureau reports from 2002, the group is estimated at 38.8 million of a total estimated resident population of 288.4 million. Hispanics represent a growing sector of the public that is not easy to capture as a client base, but which is well worth the... 2004 Yes
  Alianza Conference: Toward a National Latino Agenda April 6, 2002 6 Harvard Latino Law Review 91 (Spring, 2003) Juan Perea: Our panel is going to discuss the issues which transcend the political and ethnic divisions within the Latino community. I would like to ask Professor de la Garza to proceed. Rodolfo de la Garza: In addressing issues that transcend the Latino community, I would like to discuss the results of polling that we conducted in key Latino... 2003 Yes
  Amici Curiae Brief to the United States Supreme Court on Behalf of the University of Michigan Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Black Law Students' Alliance, Latino Law Students Association, and Native American Law Students Association, in 10 Michigan Journal of Gender & Law 1 (2003) Editorial Introduction. 2 Biographies of Student Contributors. 3 Brief of the University of Michigan Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Black Law Students' Alliance, Latino Law Students Association, and Native American Law Students Association as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents in Grutter v. Bollinger, et. al.. 7 I. Interest of... 2003 Yes
Clare Sheridan Another White Race: Mexican Americans and the Paradox of Whiteness in Jury Selection 21 Law and History Review 109 (Spring, 2003) Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality. Hirabayashi v. U.S. In 1954, seventy-four years after the U.S. Supreme Court held that African Americans could not be banned from jury service by statute, and fifty-four years... 2003  
  Brief Amici Curiae of the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities 14 Berkeley La Raza Law Journal 69 (Spring 2003) Gilbert Paul Carrasco Willamette University College of Law 245 Winter Street SE Salem, Oregon 97301 Telephone: (503) 370-6432 Telefacsimile: (503) 370-6375 Counsel of Record The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is a non-profit, national association representing the interests of Hispanic American attorneys, judges, law professors, law... 2003 Yes
  Brief of Amici Curiae, the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, the New Mexico Black Lawyers Association, and the New Mexico Indian Bar Association 14 Berkeley La Raza Law Journal 51 (Spring 2003) Edward Benavidez Counsel of Record 10428 Heron Rd. SW, ABQ, NM 87121 505-831-5293 David Urias 1 New York Plaza, NY, NY 10004 Ernestina Cruz 500 Marquette NW, ABQ, NM 87102 Amici curiae are three organizations together representing over five hundred New Mexico attorneys, most of whom self identify as Hispanic, African American or Native American.... 2003 Yes
  Brief of Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund et Al. As Amici Curiae 14 Berkeley La Raza Law Journal 1 (Spring 2003) Antonia Hernandez (Counsel of Record) Thomas A. Saenz Victor Viramontes Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund 634 S. Spring St., 11 Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90014 Ph: (213) 629-2512 Foster Maer Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund 99 Hudson Street, 14 Fl. New York, NY 10013-2815 Ph: (212) 219-3360 Attorneys for Amici Curiae Amici... 2003  
Steven H. Wilson Brown over "Other White": Mexican Americans' Legal Arguments and Litigation Strategy in School Desegregation Lawsuits 21 Law and History Review 145 (Spring, 2003) The landmark 1954 decision Brown v. Board of Education has shaped trial lawyers' approaches to litigating civil rights claims and law professors' approaches to teaching the law's powers and limitations. The court-ordered desegregation of the nation's schools, moreover, inspired subsequent lawsuits by African Americans aimed variously at ending... 2003  
Elvia R. Arriola, Associate Professor of Law, Northern Illinois University Comparative and Co-constituent Construction of Identities 55 Florida Law Review 413 (January, 2003) [The following remarks address both the moderator's comments on the actual panel of LatCrit VI hosted by the University of Florida and on essays that were produced by another group of scholars on the issue of identity construction.] Welcome to the panel for this afternoon, Comparative and Co-Constituent Constructions of Identity. Today to share... 2003  
Tristan W. Fleming Education on Equal Terms: Why Bilingual Education must Be Mandated in the Public Schools for Hispanic Lep High School Students 17 Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 325 (Winter, 2003) [E]ducation . is the very foundation of good citizenship. Today it is a principle instrument in awakening the child to cultural values, in preparing him for later professional training, and in helping him to adjust normally to his environment. In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied... 2003 Yes
Alicia E. C. Ruiz El Derecho Como Discurso Y Como Juego 38 Revista Juridica Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico 177 (Septiembre - Diciembre, 2003) Reflexionar desde la teoría del derecho implica comprometerse - se quiera o no se quiera - con el diseño de la sociedad en que vivimos y en la que vivirán las generaciones que nos sucedan, si les damos la oportunidad de que así sea. Una perspectiva crítica supone exhibir los presupuestos epistemológicos desde los cuales se mira, se valora y se... 2003  
Steven P. Wallace , Valentine M. Villa Equitable Health Systems: Cultural and Structural Issues for Latino Elders 29 American Journal of Law & Medicine 247 (2003) This Article examines the extent to which the U.S. healthcare system is equitable for older Latinos, using the World Health Organization (WHO) and the related Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) criteria on health outcomes, access/responsiveness and financing. We argue that improving health equity requires more than actions... 2003 Yes
William Malpica , Mauricio A. España Expanding Latino Participation in the Legal Profession: Strategies for Increasing Latino Law School Enrollments 30 Fordham Urban Law Journal 1393 (May, 2003) Increasing minority representation in the legal profession has concerned the bar since the civil rights movement. Yet the numbers remain appallingly low. In 1999, William G. Paul, the former President of the American Bar Association, noted that while thirty percent of Americans were members of racial or ethnic minorities, a full ninety-two percent... 2003 Yes
Eduardo Luna How the Black/white Paradigm Renders Mexicans/mexican Americans and Discrimination Against Them Invisible 14 Berkeley La Raza Law Journal 225 (Fall 2003) A number of authors have noted the relative lack of attention Mexicans and Mexican Americans receive by academics and popular media alike. Scholars, popular print and visual media that attract large audiences all ignore the experiences of Mexicans/Mexican Americans. This lack of attention is apparent in virtually every realm of American society.... 2003  
Juan F. Perea Killing Me Softly, with His Song: Anglocentrism and Celebrating Nouveaux Latinas/os 55 Florida Law Review 441 (January, 2003) I. Introduction. 441 II. The Contemporary Reality of Only English. 445 III. English-Only in the Workplace. 447 IV. The Supreme Court and Language Discrimination. 451 V. Official English and the First Amendment. 453 VI. Language Differences, International Law, and Domestic Policy. 454 VII. Conclusion. 456 2003 Yes
Luis E. Cuervo , Vernon Valentine Palmer Ley Modelo Presentada Al Instituto De Derecho Latino Americano De La Universidad De Tulane--protección Jurídica De Los Inversionistas Extranjeros En Latino América: Del Tribunal Especial Y Su Correspondiente Corte De Apelaciones Para La Solución De Confli 77 Tulane Law Review 1067 (March, 2003) Artículo 1. Créase el Tribunal Especial para la Solución de Conflictos en materia de Inversión Extranjera (TESCIE) y su correspondiente Corte de Apelaciones (CA). El TESCIE estará integrado por doce magistrados. La Corte de Apelaciones estará integrada por cinco. Artículo 2. Para ser magistrado del TESCIE y de la Corte de Apelaciones se requiere:... 2003 Yes
Toni Robinson, Greg Robinson Méndez V. Westminster: Asian-latino Coalition Triumphant? 10 Asian Law Journal 161 (May, 2003) Méndez v. Westminster School District of Orange County, which put an end to the exclusion of Mexican American children from white schools in Southern California, is a bellwether event in the history of equal rights in the United States. Not only did the court's decision represent a major advance for Mexican Americans in their quest for equality,... 2003 Yes
Robert S. Chang Migrations, Citizens and Latinas/os: the Sojourner's Truth and Other Stories 55 Florida Law Review 479 (January, 2003) I. Centering the Immigrant. 481 II. The Border, the Family, and the Nation. 484 III. My House in the Last World. 486 IV. The Sojourner's Truth. 488 2003 Yes
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