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by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

eBook A Darker Shade of Crimson: Odyssey of a Harvard Chicano ePub
Author: Ruben Navarrette Jr.
Language: English
ISBN: 0553374273
ISBN13: 978-0553374278
Publisher: Bantam; Reprint edition (September 1, 1994)
Pages: 292
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 213
Formats: lrf docx doc lit
ePub file: 1265 kb
Fb2 file: 1776 kb

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A Darker Shade of Crimson book. With intelligence and grace, Navarrette In 1985 an ambitious young Mexican-American from California's rural San Joaquin Valley became one of the few Latinos to enter America's most prestigious university. The lessons Ruben Navarette, J. learned as he journeyed from his middle-class surroundings to an exclusive 350-year-old world of privilege would forever alter his life.

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Ruben Navarrette Jr. is a fresh and increasingly important voice in the national political debate. is a fresh and increasingly important voice in the national political debate jor issues of the day, especially on thorny questions involving ethnicity and national origin. His column is syndicated worldwide by The Washington Post Writers Group. Ruben Navarrette, Jr. Read January 2005. A significant fragment of the book discusses Navarrette's relationship with the altogether more thoughtful Richard Rodriguez. I found this book while browsing for texts at the Brown bookstore; it had been assigned as reading for some other class. It proved to be in equal measures juvenile, ridiculous and fascinating. He begins by pre-judging him (though & act of pre-judging-is not a term Navarrette would apply to himself), then turns right around after meeting him.

A DARKER SHADE OF CRIMSON Odyssey of a Harvard Chicano. 270 pp. New York: Bantam Books. RUBEN NAVARRETTE J. S passion and idealism, those fierce attributes of youth, burn through the pages of his memoir, "A Darker Shade of Crimson. When he got the admissions letter from Harvard, Mr. Navarrette, a straight-A student, endured taunts from white students and their parents who said that he got in solely because he was Mexican. He'd worked diligently to get to Harvard, yet on his arrival, he found it unwelcoming, intimidating and often infuriating.

A Darker Shade of Crimson: Odyssey of a Harvard Chicano. A Darker Shade of Crimson details Navarrette's life from the moment his Harvard acceptance letter arrives at his house in Sanger, California. Among the many books by Harvard graduates about their "Harvard experience," A Darker Shade of Crimson: Odyssey of a Harvard Chicano aims to portray the dificulties encountered by a typical Chicano. Odyssey of a Harvard Chicano

A darker shade of crimson. Odyssey of a Harvard Chicano. Friendship with Mexican-American essayist Richard Rodriguez; the arrest of a Harvard Latino chum on armed- robbery charges; and a provocative question posed to Cesar Chavez when the labor leader visits Harvard-all are milestones in Navarette's process of self-definition. And that, in fact, is what this book is, for the gripping ethno-political issues ride atop a very conventional coming-of-age tale, replete with new buddies, homesickness, adolescent rebellion, loss of virginity, love affairs-familiar fare and ho-hum reading for those indifferent to Navarrette's emotional life.

More than a deeply personal memoir, A Darker Shade of Crimson also dares to pursue the complex questions of what needs to be done to provide a quality education for Latinos and other minorities in America. New York: Bantam Books, 1994. More than a deeply personal memoir, A Darker Shade of Crimson also dares to pursue the complex questions of what needs to be done to provide a quality education for Latinos and other minorities in America.

In 1985 an ambitious young Mexican-American from California’s rural San Joaquin Valley became one of the few Latinos to enter America’s most prestigious university. The lessons Ruben Navarette, Jr., learned as he journeyed from his middle-class surroundings to an exclusive 350-year-old world of privilege would forever alter his life.   With intelligence and grace, Navarrette chronicles his experiences at Harvard, where he confronted questions of identity and ethnicity, and wrestled with the need to reconcile his values and opinions with the expectations of his family, his race, and society at large.   More than a deeply personal memoir, A Darker Shade of Crimson also dares to pursue the complex questions of what needs to be done to provide a quality education for Latinos and other minorities in America. Whatever one’s views on affirmative action, racism, and liberal education in this country today, his provocative story will offer a new perspective on these issues and a message of hope for tomorrow’s generation.Praise for A Darker Shade of Crimson   “Hard-hitting, funny, sad and inspiring.”Chicago Tribune “Powerful . . . for its twofold message: that America must do more to educate Latinos (our fastest-growing minority) and that freedom of thought belongs to everybody.”Kirkus Reviews
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