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Linda Kay Mancillas

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 22: Women as Leaders in the Latina/o Movement

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Women as Leaders in the Latina/o Movement
Women as leaders in the latina/o movement

Latinas and Latinos are mestiza/o, or a mixed people. In the United States, this population combines a mixture of indigenous heritage from pre-Columbian times, European ancestry from the Spanish invasion of the Americas, and African roots from the enslaved people taken to the Americas.1 This segment of the U.S. population has linkage to more than 20 countries and is rich in diversity and complexity (Martinez, 1995, p. 1019). Differences among these people include class, socialization, location, and ethnicity. In this chapter, to ...

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