Prof. Rocco’s Book Views “ins-and-outs” of Latino Status

Can expectations of increasing political power (through greater numbers) result in Latinos — as a group — ever realizing “full, equal, and just inclusion” in American society or will a past history of marginalization still play a role?  While many scholars of “minority” politics see the racialization of U.S. citizenship as having produced a form of “exclusionary inclusion” for that group, in Transforming Citizenship: Democracy, Membership, and Belonging in Latino Communities, Prof. Raymond A. Rocco asks readers to consider that Latinos (and especially those foreign-born) instead possess an “associative citizenship” status.

Transforming Citizenship is part of the “Latinos in the United States” series published by Michigan State Univ. Press. Read more about it here.