At a glance:
- Author: Richard Rodriguez
- First Published: 1982
- Type of Work: Autobiography
- Genres: Nonfiction, Autobiography
- Subjects: Discrimination, Segregation or integration, Language or languages, Family or family life, Self-discovery, Memory, Parents and children, Power, personal or social, Politics, Racism, Race, Education or educators, Prejudices or antipathies, Class consciousness, College life, Ethnic groups, Acculturation, Equality, Mexican Americans, Government, English language, Bilingualism, Labor, Sacrifice
- Locales: California, Europe, United States, New York, England, North America, United Kingdom, Sacramento, California
Richard Rodriguez, in his autobiography Hunger of Memory, recounts how his education has led to both benefits and losses. Rodriguez had acquired a first-rate Catholic-school education in the white suburbs of Sacramento, California, which allowed him to pursue higher education with all of the adequate scholarly preparation that most Mexican American youth are not afforded. The social and personal costs of this education, however, have been high.
Rodriguez’s education cost him his connection to his culture and family. Although this loss had been...
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