the social behavior relating the various classes and ethnic groups
to each other and to the whole. No wonder that the New Mexican
Hispano exhibits little of the deference, the obsequious behavior,
the deprecation of his own background so often reported among
Mexican-Americans of other states when dealing with Anglos.
The New Mexican Hispano's heritage of pride is not only
recognized but validated by the participation of the Anglos
See, for example, Breese ( 1966); Butterworth ( 1962); Fried ( 1959); Hammel
( 1964); Hauser ( 1961); Lewis ( 1961); Mangin ( 1959).
Samora ( 1963:18); Broom and
Shevky ( 1952:154); D'Antonio and Samora ( 1962:24-25); among others.
Zunser ( 1935:141) says, "Mexicans are underpaid, discriminated against, not
admitted into restaurants and barber shops." She, too, felt that this was one
reason for the local preference for the term "Spanish-American." See also Judah ( 1949 and 1961); Chambers ( 1949).
Equal Opportunity Seminar, January 19-20, 1967, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Sponsored by Internal Revenue Service.
Logan ( 1940:33); Tannenbaum ( 1947).
Many writers have asserted this. For some of the most recent, see Edmonson
( 1957:21); McWilliams ( 1943:141); Reeve ( 1946:18). And for the opposite
point of view, see Marden and
Meyer ( 1962:138); Saunders ( 1954:59-60); Watson and
Samora ( 1954:414).
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Book title: The Spanish-Americans of New Mexico:A Heritage of Pride.
Contributors: Nancie L. González - Author.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press.
Place of publication: Albuquerque.
Publication year: 1969.
Page number: 213.
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