By Luis Urrieta
University of Texas at Austin
Latinx communities are complex and vary by geographic region, generational histories, linguistic backgrounds, and political orientations. Yet, single story narratives that racialize Latinxs are often associated with these communities. Single stories often create one-dimensional and superficial views of Latinxs, frequently without histories and usually portrayed as recent and unwanted arrivals. This talk will engage in unpacking and untangling the roles of colonialism and imperialism in the formation of racialized Latinx identities in the U.S. Colonial unknowing often encourages ignorance of the past, but in this talk we will contemplate how racialization in relation to other forms of oppression influences in contemporary Latinx lives and futures.