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.
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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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