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by Jorge Ramos

eBook The Other Face of America: Chronicles of the Immigrants Shaping Our Future download ISBN: 0060938242
Author: Jorge Ramos
Publisher: Rayo; Rayo Pbk ed. edition (April 15, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 288
ePub: 1358 kb
Fb2: 1281 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

Jorge Ramos has won eight Emmy Awards and the Maria Moors Cabot Award for excellence in journalism.

Jorge Ramos has won eight Emmy Awards and the Maria Moors Cabot Award for excellence in journalism. He has been the anchorman for Univision News for the last twenty-one years and has appeared on NBC's Today, CNN's Talk Back Live, ABC's Nightline, CBS's Early Show, and Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor, among others. Además ha sido invitado a varios de los más importantes programas de televisión como Nightline de ABC, Today Show de NBC, Larry King Live de CNN, The O'Reilly Factor de FOX News y Charlie Rose de PBS, entre otros. Es el autor bestseller de Atravesando Fronteras, La Ola Latina, La Otra Cara de América, Lo Que Vi y Morir en el Intento.

Immigrants in America are at the heart of what makes this country the most prosperous and visionary in the .

Immigrants in America are at the heart of what makes this country the most prosperous and visionary in the world.

News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Describes the hopes and fears of immigrants to the United States from Mexico and other Latin American countries, and discusses their experiences in the United States, racism, linguistic change, and future developments. Read an excerpt of this book.

Immigrants in America certainly think so. LATINO IMMIGRANTS ARE transforming the face of the United States. Earlier this year, Latinos became the largest minority in the United States, a fact that has both immediate consequences and long-term benefits. The rise of Hispanics who live in this country really is a demographic revolution, silent and unstoppable. However, these are signs of resistance in the face of the inevitable. Contreras from Sioux City IA, USA. Published by Thriftbooks.

Ramos, best known for his work on "Noticiero Univision, " paints a fascinating picture of immigrant life in. .

Ramos, best known for his work on "Noticiero Univision, " paints a fascinating picture of immigrant life in America. Through gripping narratives, he helps to establish the notion that contemporary immigrants have ultimately created a country within a country. Immigrants in America are at the heart of what makes this country the most prosperous and visionary in the world. Writing from his own heartfelt perspective as an immigrant, Jorge Ramos, one of the world s most popular and well-respected Spanish-langua.

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Immigrants in America are at the heart of what makes this country the most prosperous and visionary in the world. Writing from his own heartfelt perspective as an immigrant, Jorge Ramos, one of the world’s most popular and well-respected Spanish-language television news broadcasters, listens to and explores stories of dozens of immigrants who decided to change their lives and risk everything -- families, jobs, history, and their own culture -- in order to pursue a better, freer, and opportunity-filled future in the United States.In his famously clear voice, Jorge Ramos brings to life the tales of individuals from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, among other countries, and explains why they first immigrated, what their dreams are, how they deal with American racism, and what they believe their future in America will hold for them and their children.

From the Vieques controversy to the "Spanglish" phenomenon to the explosion of Latino creativity in the arts, Ramos shows that there is a new face in America -- one whose colors and countries of origin are as diverse as the country it has adopted as home.

Comments: (7)
Uaha
Very realistic accurated the writer talk about everything that is happening actually and in the near future amazing stories about people experience , it is a book where he explains every topic very clear I like very much this author that why I have an order pendient that I will get on March is his next book thank you Jorge Ramos
Inertedub
This book gets all five stars because it proves what America lacks and what it's good at. The way he writes is like no other I've seen! I reccomand this book to anyone, who likes to share or live through what immigrants have to go through to have their American Dream come True!
Gavirus
Loved the book....i loved his writing
caster
Very nice book! :-)
Ral
I think overall Ramos does an excellent job in this book. He candidly and honestly portrays the variety of experiences of Hispanic Immigrants. He has a great appreciation of the wide variety of cultures that fall under the title of Hispanic, as well as the particular challenges faced by each of them in America. In all honesty I could have done without his ode to Spanglish, as well as one or two other chapters, but overall I think this is a worthwhile read. The only other thing, at it may have already happened is that it needs to be updated!
Vetalol
In The Other Face of America, Jorge Ramos, explores the important issue of Latino immigration. Using oral histories he shows the human side of immigrants attempting to provide for their family and improve their quality of life. He counters the argument that illegal immigrants are here for welfare benefits and demonstrates that they contribute more than they take away. These are important issues but unfortunately Ramos is not up to the task of addressing it proffessionally
While immigration is a complex issue, Ramos sees a world that is Brown and White with no grey areas. He sees his "world as mixed brown and inclusive" and "their world as white, exclusive and dominant."(xiv) He states that anti-Hispanic racism pervades the daily life of all Americans. (xxxi) Instead of showing a variety of causes and viewpoints, all is reduced to xenophobia and racism. He doesn't even bother to distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants. Apparently White Americans treat both the same. Journalists are held to similar standards as historians. That is, thoroughness of research, objectivity, logic and unbiased writing. Even though he is a respected journalist he feels "compelled to voice his opinion". (xix) Even with that caveat readers still assume he is still maintaining high journalist standards. He even claims to not be biased (xx) and then throws his bias around liberally. "During the height of Irish and Italian immigration never was there an anti-immigrant sentiment so noticeable and so great as in 1994."(48) A quick trip to the library would have Revealed "No Irish need apply" signs and riots all over the country. I dont remember that in 1994. Is this bias or just bad research? Neither should be tolerated from a reporter.
This is an important issue and what is needed is good solid reporting not one sided opinion. Ramos seems too lazy to do the research. He simply threw together a number of essays written over the years and calls it a book. Thus we hear no less than six times why the birth rate of Latino families is greater than American families. He can not even be bothered to edit his work so he ends up repeating himself. It is unfortunate that this respected reporter has not taken the time and effort to explore, analyze, research, and evaluate the immigration issue.
Taur
A very biased book (at least he admits it). What is good about it? The depiction of life as an illegal immigrant and how immigrants help the American economy. What is flawed? Much more than I am willing to write here. The statistics he uses--conveniently picks and chooses to support his argument. His statistics don't paint the full picture. He doesn't distinguish between legal and illegal immigration. He seems to find no problem with illegal immigration--that's what really bothers people. He believes that it's Mexicans that Americans dislike. It's not Mexicans, it's illegals! All he does seem to do is whine about what is not right. He states there is no way to fix it and suggests that since it can't be fixed, to open our borders fully. There is no advocation about increasing the number of work permits or any cracking down on people who hire the illegals. Not much thought went into providing solutions. Anyone can criticize, but the good ones come up with solutions.
Guy tries so hard to sway you to his side that it does not come across as legitimate. He obviously has an agenda that he is pushing. I feel bad giving money to the libtard but it was required reading for a class I took. Needless to say, the teacher was a communist like so many college professors are. I've watched this yahoo on CNN and MSNBC. He spouts off a lot of information he tries to pass as facts that a quick internet search would reveal as false. I don't care about immigration but it needs to be done by following the process rather than jumping the border and cutting in front of the law abiding immigrants.