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Richard Rodríguez

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Journalist Richard Rodriguez

Journalist Richard Rodriguez is a regular essayist on PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and is an editor at the Pacific News Service in San Francisco. In his new book Brown: the Last Discovery of America (Viking) he assesses the meaning of Hispanics to the life of America.


Writer Richard Rodriguez on American Identity

Rodriguez was called a traitor to his Mexican-American heritage after he published a collection of autobiographical essays, "Hunger of Memory" in 1982. He has a new book of essays, "Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father," in which he still struggles with questions about identity.


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