What does it mean to be ‘Latino’ today? Author Héctor Tobar’s new book “Our Migrant Souls” explores a term with different meaning to different people
- June 16, 2023
- Héctor Tobar, Chicano/Latino studies and literary journalism, LAist – AirTalk, June 16, 2023 (Audio)
“Latino is the most open-ended and loosely defined of the ‘non-white’ categories in the United States,” writes author and journalist Héctor Tobar in his new book “Our Migrant Souls: A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of 'Latino.” The meaning of “Latino” in today’s society is something Tobar has spent a lot of time thinking about -- he is, himself, the son of Guatemalan immigrants who grew up in East Hollywood. And as a [Chicano/Latino studies] professor at UC Irvine, he spends a lot of time talking with his Latino students about how they perceive their identity and how it informs the way they navigate the world and their interactions with others. Today on Airtalk, Héctor Tobar joins us to talk about his new book, and share his observations on what it means to be “Latino” in the 21st century.
For the full story, please visit https://www.kpcc.org/podcast/airtalk/ca-budget-will-make-room-for-funding-of-mandatory-dyslexia-screening-we-discuss-the-impact.
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