Poli Sci textbooks ignore US Latinos?

Continuing the theme of the previous post about Latinos in the US and political participation, InsideHigherEd covers research published in PS:Political Science & Politics, a flagship academic journal of political science, that examined textbooks and found Latinos absent. The entire article is here, but the central point is that, while Latinos make up 15% of the US, content regarding this group is disproportionately low (the highest was 3.49% in one book). Latino contribution to US politics, per these books, centers on immigration issues--and illegal immigration, at that.

Contributions in the Latino civil rights movement, writes InsideHigherEd, are ignored. And I wonder, if the focus is on immigration, whether complexities like Puerto Rican statehood/citizenship or Cubans polling as Republicans in a swing state are also ignored.

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