Mambo Montage: The Latinization of New York

By Agustín Laó-Montes; Arlene Dávila | Go to book overview

CHAPTER THREE
Latino Caribbean Diasporas
in New York
Ramón Grosfoguel and Chloé S. Georas

The ‘Latino’ category collapses the differences between and among colonial/ racial subjects, colonial immigrants, and immigrants in the U.S. empire. These distinctions have important implications for understanding the positive or negative reactions of dominant Euroamerican groups toward a particular Latino ethnicity. Colonial subjects have historically been the target of racist representations in the Euroamerican imaginary as a particular expression of the worldwide history of colonialism. For instance, Puerto Ricans constitute a colonial group of the U.S. empire that has been the target of many racist stereotypes. Because they also constitute the largest Latino population by ethnicity in New York City, their stereotypes have established a precedent with which new Latino immigrants must negotiate to the extent that they are frequently confused with Puerto Ricans in the hegemonic imaginary. This produces a contradictory relationship among different Latino groups. Many Colombians, Mexicans, Dominicans, Cubans, or Ecuadoreans in New York City make an effort to avoid being conflated under the rubric of Puerto Ricans for multiple and complex reasons. This is not merely a romantic attempt to mark out a distinct cultural identity. After all, to be taken for Puerto Ricans could be useful for illegal immigrants who want to take provisional cover under the former's guarantee of U.S. citizenship. This ethnic strategy of disentanglement has more to do with an effort to circumvent the racialized and stereotypical construction of Puerto Ricans. To be identified as Puerto Rican in the ethnic/racial hierarchy of New York City is a racist marker for a new Latino immigrant. The associ

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