Book Review

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21 Miles of Scenic Beauty…
And then Oxnard
Counterstories and Testimonies
By Martin Alberto Gonzalez

I have to be honest from the start; when I finished reading this book, and even from the first couple of pages, I was very angry, but it was because everything I was reading I’d been a witness to, lived, or by default been part of. Not much has changed about social, environmental, educational, or economic racism and injustice towards La Raza. All the foregoing elements lead to homelessness, mental health issues, and high dropout rate of our youth, and “internal racism” is poisoning and destroying our children from an early age.
Let’s focus more on the many success stories of ‘regular’ la Raza folk so they can serve as role models in our communities. This book belongs in every library.

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