Write a 3-4 page paper on the following prompt:
What do you see as the most pressing issues facing the Mexican American community today and why? How are today’s issues related to struggles from the past? Use specific examples. In this commentary, you will be allowed to use a MAX of 3 outside sources. Points will be deducted if you do not use the course material in your commentary.
If you’ve completed the first 3 critical commentaries, you have the option of skipping this assignment or you can complete it for up to 10 points extra credit. If you missed any of the first 3 critical commentaries, this assignment can be worth up to 10 points towards your final grade.
1. Occupied America: A history of chicanos (8th edition)
2. Leo Chavez- The Latino Threat Narrative
Chavez, L. (2008). The Latino threat narrative: Constructing immigrants, citizens, and the nation. Palo Alto, CA:
Stanford University Press.