Diversity: Mestizos, Latinos and the Promise of Possibilities. By Amardo Rodríguez. ISBN: 978-0-915745-92-0. $18.95.
This book is about the hope that resides in brown, the color of creation. It defines brown ideologically rather than racially. That is, brown is about peoples who are increasingly defying the borders of ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, and race that limit imagination and possibility through various anxieties, insecurities, and paranoia that make us afraid of the world's ambiguity, mystery, and complexity and, in so doing, make us afraid of our differences.