Truthout Features Book Review By JCL's Michael Viola

Truthout logoTuthout, the non-profit independent news outlet, carries a book review by Justice, Community and Leadership Professor Michael Viola. The JCL faculty member reviews Penguin Classics' recent re-release of America Is in the Heart, the semi-autobiography of poet, novelist and activist Carlos Bulosan. In his review "The Phrase 'Go Back Where You Came From' Has a Long, Violent History," advocates the book as necesary reading for those interested in the historical context of an anti-immigrant mentality that exists still today and is reflected in the "nation’s panic-stricken moment where white supremacist sentiments are brazenly spewed from the highest seats of political power, children are systematically separated from their families along the U.S.-Mexico border, and immigrants of every color are made fearful with the incessant threats of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids widely cast upon their communities." Read the review. 

Date of Mention: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019