Hector Tobar

Héctor Tobar [professor & undergraduate director of Chicano/Latino studies] is tired of the Latino caricature. ... Tobar’s latest book, “Our Migrant Souls,” is the culmination of his decades-long struggle to correct this dehumanization. …  He is not writing for the white gaze, instead directly addressing young Latinos, including his former students at UC Irvine. … I was teaching students and hearing their stories …. I wanted to speak to those strivers that I met at UC Irvine. Those young people who have so much going on intellectually, who are very curious, and also hurt and angry. I wanted to share what they’ve taught me.

For the full story, please visit https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2023-06-29/whats-a-latino-hector-tobar-goes-deep-on-the-question.

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