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Society & Space
By Alfredo Huante and #UnequalCities Network member Kimberly Miranda
Summary: In Boyle Heights, the local working-class and Chicano movement history has sustained an image of a homogeneous ethnic group– a homogeneity reified by ongoing racialization of Latinos and, specifically, Mexican immigrants. In this brief essay, authors Alfredo Huante and Kimberly Miranda argue that examining these tensions in anti-gentrification activism can help scholars think through the future of Latinx geographies in ways that transgress conceptualizations of this group as a homogenous group and, instead, explore research in ways that embrace inter and intra- Latinx diversity.