Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy

Articles from Vol. 23, Annual

Chair's Remarks
The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy has now been in existence for more than twenty-five years. It was the brainchild of first editor and current member of the Executive Advisory Board, Henry Ramos. The journal has always addressed issues that have...
Changing the Narrative in Arizona
DESCRIPTION: This year's Special Content section features the viewpoints of a new generation in the Hispanic community. The section begins with a narrative perspective on how SB 1070 was passed in Arizona and how a different approach in our community's...
Editor's Remarks
We have witnessed an unparalleled rise in American Latino leadership in the last couple of years, and I would like to begin Volume 23 of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy by celebrating these achievements. We can all be proud of recently confirmed...
El Pueblo, Dividido: A Review of the Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity
El Pueblo, Dividido: A Review of The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity by Cristina Beltran (Oxford University Press 2010) Cristina Beltran's new book, The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation...
In Memoriam: Mario Obledo, Godfather of the Latino Movement, 1932-2010
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Mario Guerra Obledo, one of thirteen children born to immigrant parents escaping the violence of the Mexican Revolution, graduated from law school on the cusp of the John F. Kennedy presidency that inspired a generation. He...
In-State Tuition Policies for Undocumented Youth
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TEXT: In-state tuition policy refers to state legislation allowing public postsecondary institutions to offer in-state tuition rates for undocumented students who meet specific requirements. In-state tuition policy would...
La Culture Cure
"To be Chicano was to say ... we are not foreigners!'" --Richard Rodriguez, as quoted in the Siqueiros exhibit at the Autry Center in Los Angeles In the early 1970s, it was not difficult for the American public to identify the Latino civil rights...
My Life as a Dreamer Who Acted beyond the Barriers: From Growing Up "Undocumented" in Arizona to a Master's Degree from Harvard
"Like a candle braving the wind, I refused to burn out." --Samuel Diaz Morales, friend of the author, 2010 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] My life as a DREAM Act student has never been easy. The DREAM Act, defined as the Development, Relief, and Education...
Penny Wise, Pound Foolish? Don't Sacrifice Our Nation's Future
The United States has provided generations of its residents with the prospect of advancing themselves through education and hard work, and our leaders have the opportunity to make sure this continues for generations to come. To do so, they must handle...
Promoting Change through Art: An Interview with Rebecca Cammisa
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] HJHP Tell us about your background. CAMMISA I was raised in Westchester County, NY. My B.F.A. was in photography, but I was always interested in film, so I always wanted to do film. I studied acting for a brief time...
Putting Educational Attainment First: An Interview with Juan Sepulveda
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] HJHP What inspired you to accept the position as executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics? SEPULVEDA I was involved with the [Obama presidential] campaign from the beginning,...
The Social Implications of Health Care Reform: Reducing Access Barriers to Health Care Services for Uninsured Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TEXT: THE RISE OF THE UNINSURED IN AMERICA As the U.S. economy continues to struggle to recover from the traumatic effects of the economic recession of 2007, a major public policy issue has become the central focus of...
Transnational Stakeholders: Latin American Migrant Transnationalism and Civic Engagement in the United States
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] TEXT: What keeps Latin American migrants in the United States attached to the social, cultural, and political life of their country of origin? How do these cross-border connections impact migrants'...
We Are the Leaders We've Been Waiting For
As the Latino community in the United States grows and matures, the inevitable question continues to be asked: who is the leader of this community of 50 million? "Leadership" in the Latino community has been hotly debated for many years. Many decry...
Why Cesar Chavez Led a Movement as Well as a Union
Today's farm worker movement continues along a different and, to some, a controversial path fulfilling Cesar E. Chavez's legacy by battling to improve the lives of farm workers and other Latino working people. We do that as both a union doggedly organizing...