This course provides a historical, demographic, and sociological overview of the status of Chicanas and Chicanos in urban settings as well as the public policy relevance. Latinos are the largest minority group in the U.S. With a population of 54 million in 2013, they represent about 17% of the U.S. population. As more Latinos live and work in urban places, they are gradually transforming the social and spatial fabric of American cities and simultaneously changing their own needs, values and aspirations as they interact and adapt to new urban practices and realities.
Use the Special Materials Index to find information about Latino neighborhoods (barrios) in Arizona.
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Mexican American Barrio (Now ASU Campus) . Photo from The journey to Rio Salado : Hispanic migrations to Tempe, Arizona
Use to find archival collections that focus on Latino Urban Policy.