THE GREAT PROGRESSION. HOW HISPANICS WILL LEAD AMERICA TO A NEW ERA OF PROSPERITY.
Rivera, Geraldo.

New York: Vintage Books, 2010. 1st ed. 8vo, wrps, 288 p. New Paperback 9780451231383 Lest you think the prospect of a majority-Hispanic America off-putting, the good news is that Latinos, by the most important measures, are pretty much the same as "traditional" Americans. As I said my first book on this topic, HisPanic — which, let me helpfully point out, is now available in paperback — most of us speak English, (almost certainly after the first generation). We love our children, our wives, families and friends, our country, our teams, pets, our prides and our prejudices. We certainly have our bad manzanas (apples), but in broad strokes, most work hard, go to church, serve in the military (a hundred thousand strong), and now vote, just like most Americans, maybe soon more than most. Almost three in four Latinos surveyed following the 2008 presidential election said they were more interested this time than in the 2004 election, and that their new found interest in the political scene would continue. The sleeping giant is awake. (Item ID: 154821)

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