Centro Journal 19, no. 2 (Fall 2007)

Centro Journal 19, no. 2 (Fall 2007)


Special Section: The Education of the Puerto Rican Diaspora: Challenges, Dilemas, and Possibilities 
Guest Editors: Anthony De Jesús and Rosalie Rolón-Dow

The education of the Puerto Rican diaspora: An introduction
Anthony de Jesús and Rosalie Rolón-Dow

Felícita “La Prieta” Méndez (1916–1998) and the end of Latino school
segregation in California

Jennifer McCormick and César J. Ayala

RicanStructing the discourse and promoting school success: Extending a theory of culturally responsive pedagogy for DiaspoRicans
Jason G. Irizarry and René Antrop-González

Investigating the investigators: An analysis of The Puerto Rican Study
Madeleine E. López

Don’t believe them when they tell you that I don’t exist
Billie Gastic

Other Essays:

Puerto Rican musicians of the Harlem Renaissance
Basilio Serrano

In the decimated city: Symptom, translation, and the performance of a New York jíbaro from Ladí to Luciano to Lavoe
Urayoán Noel

Luisa Capetillo in translation: Notas para un testimonio
Alan West-Durán

The National Security Council during the Carter administration and the liberation of the Puerto Rican Nationalists in 1979
Francisco Ortiz Santini

Un “pequeño Pittsburgh” borincano: La ciudad imaginada del discurso desarrollista de Fomento
Gabriel Villaronga

“Federal funds” and the Puerto Rican economy: Myths and realities
Emilio Pantojas-García

Reaching the promised land: Undocumented Dominican migration to Puerto Rico
Milagros Ricourt

Review Essay

Remembering my father’s face: Latino baseball, Roberto Clemente, and an ethics of hospitality
Richard Perez

Book Reviews

Racial Transformations: Latinos and Asians Remaking the United States
Edited by Nicholas De Genova

Reviewed by Jorge Duany

Los dibujos del progreso: el mundo caricaturesco de Filardi y la crítica al desarrollismo muñocista, 1950–1960
By Rafael L. Cabrera Collazo

Reviewed by Efraín Barradas

Yo Soy Boricua, Pa’ Que Tu Lo Sepas
Directed by Rosie Pérez and Liz Garbusr
Reviewed by Déborah Berman Santana

One Nation, One Standard: An Ex-Liberal on How Hispanics Can Succeed Just Like Other Immigrant Groups
By Herman Badillo

Reviewed by Angelo Falcón

Latino Politics in the United States: Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in the Mexican American and Puerto Rican Experience
By Victor Manuel Rodríguez

Reviewed by Aldo Lauria Santiago

Taíno Indian Myth and Practice: The Arrival of the Stranger King
By William F. Keegan
Reviewed by Karen F. Anderson-Córdova

Latinos in a Changing Society
Edited by Martha Montero-Sieburth and Edwin Meléndez
Reviewed by Jorge Capetillo-Ponce

Strangers in a Foreign Land: The Organizing of Catholic Latinos in the United States
By George E. Schultze, SJ
Reviewed by David A. Badillo

Pioneros puertorriqueños en Nueva York, 1917–1947
By Joaquín Colón López

Reviewed by Linda Delgado