Toward a Chicano Social Science

Toward a Chicano Social Science

Toward a Chicano Social Science

Toward a Chicano Social Science

Synopsis

Chicano Studies and the Social Sciences Social Stratification by Race, Class, and Gender Social-Cultural Profile Mexican American Female Experience Social Control and the Chicano Experience Electoral and Nonelectoral Politics Toward a Renewed Social Science

Excerpt

The most significant population in the United States is its Hispanic population. the largest group of that population is known as Chicano. Basically, it is composed of a smaller and relatively new middle class, usually referred to as bureaucrats, and a much larger group of people, usually referred to as grass roots.

An excellent example of the two segments working together is the National Hispanic Agenda. On October 19-21, 1987, representatives from various Latino groups met in Washington, D.C., to formulate a course of empowerment for Hispanics. Various proposals were made, but leading the plan were the following three demands to be made of the candidates and the winner of the 1988 presidential election: the candidates for the office, and the new president, must take a position against the "English as the official language of the United States" movement; there must be a Hispanic appointed to the president's cabinet; and the importance of bilingual education must be maintained.

The importance of diplomatic relations is stressed in the agenda. in fact, many public speakers are noting that the U.S. Spanish-speaking population can act as a bridge to better diplomatic relationships with other Spanish-speaking countries. the goal of this book is to inform the reader about the Chicano population and its concerns.

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