Please join us for a UNLV Anthropology Talk, given by Dr. Leo Chavez. Dr. Chavez is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. There is space for a limited number of audience members to watch the livestream in-person (in CBC C120) or one can register to obtain the WebEx access link to watch online. Dr. Chavez's Talk is also part of the Hostile Terrain exhibit and experience at UNLV.
Latinos in the Crosshairs: Political Rhetoric and the Latino Threat Narrative
This talk examines what we mean by “nation” and the Latino threat narrative, which characterizes Latinos as criminals, unable to assimilate, an economic drag on the economy, and “anchor babies.” Framing the Latino threat are many misconceptions about why people migrate, population growth and birth rates, and a fear of demographic change (“the browning of America”).