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Discovering Latin@s

Spring 2000​ | Volume III, Number 1

Table of Contents

Comings and Goings

Cuba Study Tour

Cuba Study Tour

Waiting at José Marti International Airport for the first Harvard students to arrive for January’s DRCLAS Cuba Study Tour, my companion, a theater critic at Casa de las Américas, commented to me …

L@tinos

The Soulfulness of Black and Brown Folk

The Soulfulness of Black and Brown Folk

And so, by faithful chance, the negro folksong – the rhythmic cry of the slave – stands to-day not simply as the sole American music, but as the most beautiful expression of human experience …

The ‘Return’ of the State

The ‘Return’ of the State

The oath which immigrants are required to swear today on becoming naturalized citizens of the United States, reads, in rather archaic and high-sounding formal language: “I absolutely and …

Nueva York, Diaspora City

Nueva York, Diaspora City

New York magazine has been renamed Nueva York, at least for a week. The Spanish word on the cover of the 6 September 1999 issue is an eye-catcher for readers of the popular weekly, and …

Latin@s in School

Latin@s in School

At the beginning of this new century, we have become a far more racially and ethnically mixed nation, but in our schools, the color lines of racial and ethnic separation are tightening….

Latin@ Education and Poverty

Latin@ Education and Poverty

Maria E. Barajas, once a Mexican immigrant child placed in remedial classes because of her “language problems,” has focused her interest in bilingual policy through Harvard Graduate …

Becoming Latin@s

Becoming Latin@s

In California hospitals today, the name most often given to baby boys is José. No wonder there is talk of México’s reconquista of that vast area of the Southwest that it had lost to the United States in 1848….

The Harvard Factor

A Review of Proceed with Caution

A Review of Proceed with Caution

Highly specialized, uninspired, and repetitive, most literary criticism today has very little to offer readers outside of its discipline. Doris Sommer’s latest book, however, speaks to readers well …

Harvard Latin@s

Harvard Latin@s

Would you agree with Harvard President Neil L. Rudenstine in his 1996 report when he stated while referring to diversity, “It is the substance from which much human learning, understanding …

En La Lucha y ‘Palante’

En La Lucha y ‘Palante’

As members of the Harvard community of student learners, we have realized that in order to get the administration at Harvard to listen to the concerns Latinos are raising, students must come …

Diversity Archive

Diversity Archive

Social science research on Latinos has often perpetuated and emphasized negative stereotypes, and myths. At The Henry A. Murray Research Center, a national repository of behavioral …

Bilingual Aesthetics

Bilingual Aesthetics

How does one language interrupt another? How do different languages simultaneously inhabit the same space? How do language games threaten monolinguism? More than a hundred …

Voices

Being Latina at Harvard

Being Latina at Harvard

I came to Harvard in 1993. I guess I wasn’t the traditional student, if such a thing exists. I was born in a rural village in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the South Bronx, New York City in 1982….

Elena and Ela

Elena and Ela

Over the summer I had a mission. I was going to speak Spanish with Ela, my then five month-old sister. I’m 19 and speak choppy Spanish, the language of my grandparents, with a horrible accent….

Harvard Homecoming

Harvard Homecoming

I don’t do sequels. In ten years as a writer, I’ve published more than 400 articles, essays, and op-eds. I’ve written a book, and contributed to others. I’ve done a newspaper column and magazine features….