From volunteers ready to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border to the hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children who have marched in support of immigrant rights, the United States has witnessed a surge of involvement in immigration activism. In The Latino Threat, Leo R.
Chavez critically investigates the media stories about and recent experiences of immigrants to show how prejudices and stereotypes have been used to malign an entire immigrant population—and to define what it means to be an American.
Pundits—and the media at large—nurture and perpetuate the notion that Latinos, particularly Mexicans, are an invading force bent on reconquering land once considered their own. Through a perceived refusal to learn English and an "out of control" birthrate, many say that Latinos are destroying the American way of life. But Chavez questions these assumptions and offers facts to counter the myth that Latinos are a threat to the security and prosperity of our nation. His breakdown of the "Latino threat" contests this myth's basic tenets, challenging such well-known authors as Samuel Huntington, Pat Buchanan, and Peter Brimelow. Chavez concludes that citizenship is not just about legal definitions, but about participation in society. Deeply resonant in today's atmosphere of exclusion, Chavez's insights offer an alternative and optimistic view of the vitality and future of our country.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2017 Advent Calendar collection Stocking Stuffers. An aggressive super-flu pandemic wipes out a majority of the population over the course of one Christmas holiday—and brings Tobin and Kyle together. For almost a year, they’ve been trekking across the country from Colorado toward a sanctuary in upstate New York. Kyle’s survival skills have kept them alive, and Tobin wants to repay the man he loves with a very special gift of his own making. He sneaks off in search of the last few pieces… only to get himself and Kyle kidnapped by a desperate stranger.
With their journey to New York on hold—possibly indefinitely—they’ll need to accept that home isn’t always defined by a place as much as the person you’re with.
Latte-lover Ava Langston knows exactly what she wants: her very own café in a vintage arcade in Bath and a life free of complicated relationships. But her plans go awry when her long-distance dad phones insisting she hop on the next plane to Costa Rica to meet his brand new wife. Ava has no intention of jetting to Latin America to acquire a stepmother - until, that is, her father offers her head honcho status at a beachfront café. The lure of frothing cappuccinos in a land where the coffee beans grow proves irresistible. But she hasn't planned on Santiago, her sexy-yet-stubborn business rival, or rugged Ryan whose idea of romance is swinging through the rainforest canopy at 6am. Both men give her butterfliess but only one will capture her heart...
Librarian's note: Alternate cover edition of ISBN 1481959824. Young Elsie Boncoeur is staging a one-girl rebellion against a world full of ignorance and prejudice, but her search for a world based on intelligence and justice leads her into a surreal alternate universe, where Einstein won World War II, the Greek gods were real and the citizenry are guided by the moral precepts of a lost Shakespeare comedy.
Grantville Gazette 73's theme could be returning characters. First up are Blaise Pascal and Logan Sebastian, in Tim Roesch's "Chaffing." Next, the Elzevirs have plans in Anne Keener's "A Printer's Dream." And Fast as Lightning in the Sky is back in "Blood Brothers," by Eric S. Brown and Robert E.
Waters. Philip Fröhlich is still trying to get published in David Carrico's "Letters From Gronow, Episode Four," and the consortium continues working on guns in "SMC, Part Three," by Mike Watson. Next up are three non-fiction articles: Iver P. Cooper's "Fair or Foul, Part 2, Observing Pressure and Wind," Walter H. Hunt's "Freemasonry in the World of 1632," and Jack Carroll's "1636: Land Radio Communication in Europe." Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Notes From the Buffer Zone column is "The Shifting World Order." Ni-T'o, T'cumu, Gonzalo, Nate, and the Raven Priestess are back, in Garrett W. Vance's Time Spike story "First Cavalry of the Cretaceous, Part Five: Charge!" Finally, in the Universe annex, Edward M. Lerner follows up his previous story "The Company Man," with "The Company Dick."