White Anglo-Saxon Protestants (Wasps) & Mexicans. By Raoul Lowery Contreras. Edited by Leyla Namazie and Roberto Cabello-Argandona. ISBN-13: 978-1724622884. 360 ages. $22.95
Raoul Lowery Contreras has written a clearly detailed and documented response to misguided, if not racist, depictions of Mexicans, Mexican laborers, in particular, and Latinos in general. The President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, the former Chairman of the Harvard Political Science Department, Dr. Samuel Huntington, and Professor Emeritus Victor Davis Hanson have laid bare critiques of Mexican immigrants as being the most substantial political and cultural challenge to America. The latter two wrote scurrilous and intellectually fatuous books and articles that scream racism from the highest levels of academia. Both challenge Mexicans for being unwilling to “assimilate,” and attack them with scurrilous claims that they refuse to speak English, vilify the Roman Catholic Church and Catholics, and declare that Mexicans are uneducable, even though Hispanic school drop-outs have plunged in numbers and college matriculation has skyrocketed to the point that Hispanics have displaced non-Hispanic Whites in the percentage enrolling in college.
The author brings an enlightening and vigorous defense of Mexicans and Mexican immigrants, addressing misconceptions, erroneous claims, and providing a comparative analysis of the Mexican immigration and other groups through American history.
Raoul Lowery Contreras, a graduate from San Diego State University, currently writes for Fox News Latino, The Hill, American Thinker, Daily Caller, CalNews.com, and MOSH.US. His articles have also appeared in Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Boston Globe, San Diego Union, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Miami Herald, and Sacramento Bee. He published with Floricanto Press Murder in the Mountains, 2016. He was a political consultant for Ronald Reagan, the Governor of N.Y., and Congressman Darrell Issa (CA).