A Pulitzer Prize winner aims to bring Latinos out of the ‘transit lounge’ of American identity
- June 6, 2023
- Héctor Tobar, Chicano/Latino studies and literary journalism, NBC News, MSN, June 6, 2023
Author Héctor Tobar is not surprised by the recent spate of measures to restrict diversity and inclusion efforts in education. … The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and scholar rebukes such thinking with his latest book, “Our Migrant Souls: A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of Latino.” In it, Tobar explores what it means to be Latino in the 21st century — by reflecting on his past, visiting his parents’ homeland and taking a road trip across the United States. He said he wrote “Our Migrant Souls” because, in his view, the national conversation about race and identity rarely includes Latinos. … A professor at the University of California, Irvine, Tobar was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in April.
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