Now the most populous mirity group in the United States, Lati/as increasingly need guidance on the everyday issues that affect their ecomic livelihood, their freedom, and their equal rights to dignity and opportunity. This comprehensive guide is organized around the three flashpoints that contribute to the unique legal treatment of Lati/as-immigration status, language regulation, and racial/ethnic discrimination. These points are examined in the venues of everyday life for Lati/as-from discrimination in housing to discrimination and language regulation in the workplace and lack of protection for immigrant labor, to classrooms where the bilingual education debate rages, to the voting booth and the criminal justice system where Lati/as confront racial profiling and language barriers.
Steven Bender is the James and Ilene Hershner Professor of Law at the University of Oregon School of Law. He is coauthor of Everyday Law for Latinos (Paradigm 2008) and author of Greasers and Gringos: Latinos, Law, and the American Imagination (NYU Press, 2003). Raquel Aldana is on the faculty at William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Previously, she worked for the Center for Justice and International Law. Gilbert Paul Carrasco, a noted expert in civil rights law, immigration law, and constitutional law, is a professor at Willamette University. He has authored numerous articles as well as national casebooks, including Civil Rights Litigation: Cases and Perspectives 3rd ed. (with Brooks and Selmi, 2005) Joaquin G. Avila is John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow and Assistant Professor at Seattle University School of Law, where he specializes in racial and ethnic minority voting rights.
Gilbert Paul Carrasco, Joaquin G. Avila, Raquel Aldana, Steven W. Bender