How do Latino Jews identify? Can they choose their identity or is it assigned to them? What is it like to be both Latino and Jewish in the United States? On September 17, 2019, author Laura Limonic joined with Eric Lach of The New Yorker in conversation about her fascinating book.
Laura Limonic analyzes the changing construction of race and ethnicity in the United States through the lens of contemporary Jewish immigrants from Latin America. Not easily classifiable in U.S. society, Latino Jews challenge racial and ethnic categories on many levels. Limonic introduces the stories of Latino Jewish immigrants offering new insight with which to understand the diversity of Latinos, the incorporation of contemporary Jewish immigrants, and the effect of ethnicity and race on immigrant assimilation in the United States.