Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon
January 28 to March 3, 2016
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Latinos, who represent over 50 percent of U.S. population growth between 2000 and 2010, are concentrated in areas with political clout. To understand the political impact of this electorate in light of the 2016 presidential campaign, the course will focus on the post-1980 era, using California as a point of comparison with other regions. Topics include: immigration reform; relations with the two major parties; the politics of redistricting; voting patterns; gender and political participation; generational differences; native-born versus foreign-born Latinos; and the American political system.
Alex Saragoza is a professor of history in the comparative ethnic studies department at UC Berkeley. He has served as the director of the UC Study Center in Mexico, chair of the Center for Latin American Studies, and director of International Educational Programs. https://olli.berkeley.edu/p...