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This edition: Angela Anselmo, dir., SEEK, Baruch College; Alma Rubal-Lopez, Education Dept., Brooklyn College; authors, "On Becoming Nuyorican."

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 28, 2006.

The two sisters discuss what it means to identify oneself as a “Nuyorican” - a New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent, or a Puerto Rican who has lived most of his or her life in New York. Dr. Anselmo addresses living between two worlds and feeling like an outsider when her family returned to Puerto Rico. Dr. Rubal-Lopez describes how the book “On Becoming Nuyorican” came to be, as well as the difficulties both sisters face as Puerto Rican women in the academic world.

Guest List

Angela Anselmo Director of SEEK, Baruch College/CUNY

Prof. Douglas Muzzio Political Analyst, CUNY TV, Professor, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College/CUNY

Alma Rubal-Lopez Education Dept., Brooklyn College