Julián Camacho-Segura. Huevos y la Mujer Latina: The De-masculinization of the Macho. ISBN: 978-0-9796457-4-7 $19.95.
Huevos is a politically incorrect articulation of the plight of Latino men in this era of so called gender equity and diversity. The author contends that while White women have made progress, Latinos, particularly Mexican men, have been entirely ignored; they have become the epitome of the poor working class. Ambitious and upward mobile Latinas often look down upon Latinos, and particularly Mexican males' lackluster economic success, preferring other males. Latino males have been left out of any gender or racial discussion, yet suffer the negative highs and negative low of social conditions: Latino men have the highest work related injuries and death rates, high incarceration rates, the highest poverty even though they have the highest labor participation rates and high school dropout rates. On the lows, Latino men have the shortest life span, lowest college attendance and low high-school graduation rates. The Latino male have become the Sisyphus's of America condemned to low wages by globalization, to ignorance by mediocre, highly-politicized-unionized schools, and destined to be marginalized of any equity-political-solution. The progress of White women has maintained White power by driving the diversity dialog, praxis, and remedy away from Latino males--the working, and uneducated poor. As Latino men have been relegated to a caste style social gender structure--the hard working indigent--Latinas have been blinded into believing that feminism and Chicanisma are positive, weakening Latino traditional social fabric and support system, while simultaneously ignoring the societal divide distressing Latinos, and especially Mexican males. Blacks counted with and had the strong support of their women to fight for equality in the 1960s. Latino men, instead have no partners in this struggle. Latinas want their "freedom" away from the men, home and their culture.
"Huevos! Ya era hora! In an era of such political correctness, the timing couldn't be better. Once again Julián Camacho tackles the issues that are relevant in this truly academic discipline of Latino Studies." John J. Morales Jr. Chair and Professor of Chicano Studies, L.A. Mission College
"Julián Camacho's work is thought provoking and it is bound to create deep conversations and debate. Thank you for addressing the real challenges Mexican man face everyday in US society." Marcos Ramos, College of Letters and Science. University of California, Berkeley
"An exciting and enthralling design to educate the body and stimulate the mind. Destined to be one of the most discussed books in 2007!" Oscar Barajas, Author of soon to be realized book "Tales From The Wireless Clothesline."
Julián Camacho was born in El Centro, California in 1969 and raised in Inglewood, California, in the Rancho del Centinela. He is a third and fourth-generation Mexican-American whose grandmother and father were farmworkers in the Imperial Valley in the 1960s and is of Apache Mayo Cucapah heritage. His books have been adopted by all the UC libraries: Berkeley, UCLA, Davis, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Riverside, Merced, Irvine and San Diego, in addition to the Bancroft Library Collection of the West. Other notable library adoptions are Oxford University, Stanford including the Special Collections Unit for Huevos y la Mujer Latina, University of Texas Benson Library, including the Law Library. He has authored the following books since 2005: 1.The Chicano Treatise (2005) isbn 0-7618-2937-7 2.Societal Suicide (2006) isbn 0-7618-3514-8 3.Unwanted and Not Included: The Saga of Mexican People in the US (2006) isbn 0-7618-3528-8 4.Huevos y la Mujer Latina: The De-Masculinization of the Macho (2007) isbn 978-0-97964-57-4-7 5.Higher Education as Ignorance: The Contempt of Mexicans in the American Educational System (2008) isbn 07618-4026-5 6."Chalino: Of Fulgor and Death (978-1-888205-08-4) by Floricanto Press. He has been published by Rowman and Littlefield (www.univpress.com) in Maryland and by Floricanto Press (www.floricantopress.com) in Mountain View, California.
The critique of Chicana feminism is not just a tirade but is published in the book Higher Education as Ignorance. The fact that there is no course being taught on the Mexican American male proves the societal neglect, but Black male conferences are continuously held. The Mexican American male is just a faceless, nameless soldier with no identity that is fed to the bullets of societal combat. And in this era a critique of females is vitally needed in this society. In Huevos y la mujer Latina: The De Masculinization of the Macho Camacho academically argues that White females should never have been part of the civil rights legislation. The inclusion of White women into the legislation (1964 Civil Rights Legislation from US Congress) was a way of subverting civil rights for Blacks and Mexican American males. The inclusion of White women in many legal aspects as “disadvantaged” within the US society has helped to maintain the same racial White control. In his eyes, Whiteness now wears a skirt. Or as Reuben Lopez, a central figure in his writings stated, "Hillary Clinton was just a White man in a skirt, she was not any different from a White male". Or how was she excluded from progress? To critique females in this society is not popular and not welcomed because women are considered defenseless yet society punishes males harder and sentencing laws proves that. Women can have multiple roles but Mexican American males are still expected to be the bottom of society and are supposed to accept their inferiority.
Huevos was critiqued in the New York Daily News in 2007 by Dolores Prida. Huevos is also listed under the Women's Section by Floricanto Press.
Chalino: A Chronicle Play of Fulgor and Death looks at the cultural impact of Nortenho singer Chalino Sanchez on Mexican American youth of Los Angeles. In the Black and White British world of the USA, the fact that US-born youth looked at cowboy culture expressions demonstrates the longing for the native culture that was in Los Angeles before the US arrived. This book argues that it did not die, the horse became a truck and rancheras accordion songs still ring even though weTemplate:Mexican Americans are in the US. Much like Tex-Mex music is purely American, Chalino argues that Cal-Mex music also exist in California. Though Chalino was murdered in 1992, he became a mythical hero upon his death. True Tales From Another Mexico, Sam Quinones .Julián Segura Camacho is a lecturer at Mission College. Mr. Segura Camacho has taught for 20 years in California colleges and universities. He has written six books and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Southern California in 1991 and Master's degrees from UCLA in Urban Planning and Latin American Studies in 1994.