From Contemporary Sociology, May 2008

Mestizo in America is a fascinating book and one that was needed for a long time in order to more accurately understand the Mexican American experience. Macias brings to light important data that remain in the shadow of the Mexican immigrant portrait on which sociologists and the mass media commonly focus their lens.”


From the Journal of American Ethnic History, Summer 2008

“Methodologically, Macias provides a fresh approach to social categorization. Without taking a homogenized, panethnic stance, Macias presents interview excerpts that explain distinct social, personal, and professional experiences. Furthermore, he adequately provides historical antecedents of Chicanismo and suburban residential settlement. His focus on Latinos in the suburbs is a welcome addition to this emerging field of research.”