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May 17, 2008



This is a fabulous post, Caro!

I think what's interesting in this, too, is the way in which Latinos as neither black or white are activated or put to rest to score legal or judicial points for different ideological positions.


Thx, Richard. All credit goes to Dauphin for pulling the tidbit from the news bog. I've taught Mendez v. Westminster and it's amazing how few people, even well-informed Latinos, know about it. In his gloss on my post,


Jim Mendiola mentions also Hernandez v. Texas, where the SCOTUS decided that the 14th Amendment also applied to Latinos.

It's exactly bc of Latinos' "nonwhite/nonblack" status that these cases end up setting precedent.

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