Racial Identity and Racial Treatment of Mexican Americans.

  title={Racial Identity and Racial Treatment of Mexican Americans.},
  author={V. James Ort{\'i}z and Edward E. Telles},
  journal={Race and social problems},
  volume={4 1}
How racial barriers play in the experiences of Mexican Americans has been hotly debated. Some consider Mexican Americans similar to European Americans of a century ago that arrived in the United States with modest backgrounds but were eventually able to participate fully in society. In contrast, others argue that Mexican Americans have been racialized throughout U.S. history and this limits their participation in society. The evidence of persistent educational disadvantages across generations… CONTINUE READING

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