On Growing Up Mexican Italian American

Posted in Articles, Autobiography, Family/Parenting, Identity Development/Psychology, Latino Studies, Media Archive, United States on 2018-01-22 02:33Z by Steven

On Growing Up Mexican Italian American

the Parent Voice

Gino Pellegrini

I became aware of the world around me during the Reagan era in a middle-class, conservative, predominantly white suburb of Los Angeles.

Growing up Mexican Italian American in this context was difficult and dissonant for me. If I had grown up in a different place or class, my mixed experience might have been very different, but then I would not have this story to tell…

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