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Texas’ Mass Mexican Deportation

During the Great Depression, there was a push to preserve jobs for white Americans by deporting Mexicans – and in some cases, Mexican-Americans. TCU assistant professor Melita M. Garza joins us to talk about how this story was covered in the media and how that coverage contributed to racial “othering” of Mexicans in Texas. Her new book is called “They Came to Toil: Newspaper Representation of Mexicans and Immigrants in the Great Depression” (University of Texas Press).