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The following books were my primary sources and are recommended for further reading:

Hispanics in Hollywood -- Luis Reyes and Peter Rubie 

Hispanics and United States Film: An Overview and Handbook -- Gary D. Keller

Images of the Mexican American in Fiction and Film -- Arthur G Pettit

Latino Images in Film -- Charles Ramírez Berg

Latinos in American Film: Traditional and New Hispanic Images in Contemporary Hollywood Movies -- Jana Häntzschel

Latino Image Makers in Hollywood: Performers, Filmmakers and Films Since the 1960s -- Frank Javier Garcia Berumen

The Hispanic Image in Hollywood: A Postcolonial Approach -- Jorge J. Barrueto


About the Author

Ken Padgett is a historian, freelance writer, and webmaster who lives in San Diego, California.


Padgett, Kenneth. Brownface! - The History of Racist Latino/Hispanic Stereotypes. Web. 15 Sep. 2020. <>.



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Brownface! - Contents

Racist Latino Stereotypes

Brownface History in Film and TV

How Racial Stereotyping of Latinos
by Media Shapes Attitudes

"South of the Border"  
The most racist roadside attraction in America

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Black Stereotypes

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Asian Stereotypes

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Hispanic Stereotypes

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Indian Stereotypes

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Arab Stereotypes

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Jewish Stereotypes


Racial and Racist Stereotypes in Media


Ken Padgett