Stranger

The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.95 hours)
Product Number: Z100132434
Released: Feb 27, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525637868
Publisher: Books on Tape
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"There are times when I feel like a stranger in this country. I am not complaining and it's not for lack of opportunity. But it is something of a disappointment. I never would have imagined that after having spent thirty five years in the United States I would still be a stranger to so many. But that's how it is". Jorge Ramos, an Emmy award-winning journalist, Univision's longtime anchorman and widely considered the "voice of the voiceless" within the Latino community, was forcefully removed from an Iowa press conference in 2015 by then-candidate Donald Trump after trying to ask about his plans on immigration. In this personal manifesto, Ramos sets out to examine what it means to be a Latino immigrant, or just an immigrant, in present-day America. Using current research and statistics, with a journalist's nose for a story, and interweaving his own personal experience, Ramos shows us the changing face of America while also trying to find an explanation for why he, and millions of others, still feel like strangers in this country. "It is precisely this pattern of confrontation that has won Ramos the trust of so many Hispanics. They know that in many countries south of the United States, direct questions can provoke not simply a loss of access but also a loss of life."-Marcela Valdes, The New York Times

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Author(s): Jorge Ramos
Product Number EB00716623
Released: Feb 27, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780525563808

Professional reviews

"Ramos dismantles the xenophobic rhetoric of President Trump and those who support his harmful views on immigration. The author narrates his introduction and conclusion, giving listeners the flavor of his voice and delivery style so that when Ozzie Rodriguez takes over, his narration seems consistent. Rodriguez has a warm voice with a nasal timbre that captures Ramos's frustration with leaders who antagonize him and his loved ones while also conveying the author's personal conviction and journalistic acuity in understanding anti-immigrant stereotypes. Together, author and narrator paint a picture that deconstructs the myth of the threatening immigrant while building up a strong argument for the historical precedent of welcoming strangers to our nation. L.E. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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