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Stanford scholar to deliver Latino History Lecture Nov. 17

Author: Arts and Letters


Albert Camarillo, Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor in Public Service at Stanford University, will give a lecture on “The New Racial Frontier in Majority-Minority Cities: African-Americans and Latinos in Compton, California, 1950-2000” at 5p.m. Thursday (Nov. 17) in 208 McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Camarillo, who has published seven books and more than three dozen articles and essays on the experiences of Mexican Americans and other immigrant groups in the U.S., will discuss material from his forthcoming book “Not White, Not Black: Mexicans and Racial/Ethnic Borderlands in American Cities.”

In “Not White, Not Black,” Camarillo explores the steady increase of “majority-minority” cities as a significant demographic change in urban America over the past generation. He believes the nation’s largest cities with majority populations of people of color have created a “new racial frontier” in 21st century America, and that ethnic and race relations no longer can be understood from the dominant historical paradigms of majority versus minority.

Camarillo is the founding director of the Stanford Center for Chicano Research and founding executive director of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, now headquartered at Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies.

The first of two Latino/a History Lectures in the 2005-06 academic year, the event is sponsored by the Institute for Latino Studies, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, and the history, American studies and Africana studies departments.

Contact: Marc Rodriguez, Department of History, 574-631-2761

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on November 15, 2005.