The Washington Times - November 7, 2007, 04:19PM
Gregory Rodriguez New America Foundation SEE RELATED:

\ “Mexican-Americans have never fit in with the American racial system and will erode it and undermine it,” said Mr. Rodriguez, director of the California Fellows Program at the New America Foundation.\

\ Mr. Rodriguez is an op-ed columnist for the Los Angeles Times and has written for such publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal on issues ranging from national identity and ethnicity to social and political trends.\

\ His book, “Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America,” looks in-depth at the history of Mexican-Americans, or mestizos, and examines how integration is just as important as immigration.\

\ “I wrote a book and essentially it’s history hidden in argument,” he said. “Integration matters. We can’t just talk about immigration all the time. Now might be a good time to share, to circle around with your ethnicities and be American.”\

\ — Andrew Richards, intern, The Washington Times