Latinos in the Crosshairs: Political Rhetoric and the Latino Threat Narrative

When

Oct. 18, 2021, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Office/Remote Location

CBC C 120 or Online (Optional)

Description

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”).

Admission Information

A limited number of audience members can watch a livestream of the Talk in CBC C120, or one can register to receive WebEx access.

Contact Information

Anthropology
Peter Gray

External Sponsor

Department of Anthropology
The Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies
The Department of Sociology