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- DescriptionBased on articles written for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, author Richard J. Gonzales draws onhis educational, inner-city, and professional lifeexperiences to weave eyewitness testimony intoissues facing Chicas, including ecomic, health,education, criminal justice, politics, immigration,and cultural issues. Raza Rising presents a personalrecounting of a Chica's struggle with andunderstanding of the socio-ecomic policies andhistorical actions that impact their ascendancy. RazaRising offers first-hand observations, supported bywell-documented scholarly research, of Chicas'growth and subsequent struggles to participate fullyin North Texas' political and ecomic life. Raza Rising takes the reader to the organization ofan immigration reform march, to the actual marchwith 20,000 people, to a protest demonstration ofthe City of Farmers Branch's attempt to prohibitrenting to the undocumented immigrant, to theauthor's awakening in Chicago on the importance oflearning, and to his poignant experience as a guestspeaker in a Fort Worth public school classroom.
- Author BiographyGonzales, Richard J. wrote for six years aboutChicanos as a Fort Worth Star-Telegram weekly guestcolumnist. He has published short stories in TheAmericas Review, a Hispanic literary journal of theUniversity of Houston, and has worked in, observed, andresearched the Chicano community from the 1970s tothe present. He lives in Arlington, Texas, USA.
- Author(s)Richard J. Gonzales
- PublisherUniversity of North Texas Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication29/02/2016
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleAl Filo: Mexican American Studies Series
- Place of PublicationDenton
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of North Texas Press,U.S.
- Content Note34 black & white illustrations
- Weight590 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
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