Today we’re joined by Julissa Arce, author, and education and immigration activist. On this episode we have a conversation around Julissa’s third book, You Sound Like a White Girl: A Case for Rejecting Assimilation. We talk about the myths around U.S. citizenship, colorism in Latine communities, plus the histories that the Black-white binary excludes.
The Stacks Book Club selection for March is A Mercy by Toni Morrison we will discuss the book on March 30th with Imani Perry.
Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- You Sound Like a White Girl by Julissa Arce
- My (Underground) American Dream by Julissa Arce
- Someone Like Me by Julissa Arce
- Vicente Guerrero
- Ted Cruz
- Marco Rubio
- Selena Quintanilla
- “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” (Selena Quintanilla, 1994)
- Selena Gomez
- Rare Beauty
- The “One-Drop” Rule
- Code Switch (NPR)
- “Who You Calling ‘Hispanic’?” (Code Switch, NPR)
- Javier Bardem
- “Hilaria Baldwin’s Spanish accent and suspect origin story, explained” (Alex Abad-Santos, Vox.com)
- South to America by Imani Perry
- Watermelon La Croix
- Waterloo Sparkling Water
- Game of Thrones: Season 8 (Music from the HBO Series) (Ramin Djawadi)
- Succession: Season 1 (HBO Original Series Soundtrack) (Nicholas Britell)
- Lisa Leshne
- Manifest Destinies by Laura E. Gómez
- Finding Latinx by Paola Ramos
- How the Irish Became White by Noel Ignatiev
- Working Toward Whiteness by David R. Roediger
- Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
- A Ballad of Love and Glory by Reyna Grande
- An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz
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