Why editors are important

A volume by definition uneven. Twelve chapters, thirty authors. Task, a medium copyedit. Pace, proofreading. And then twenty pages of this—

The predominant mix of all generations of mostly Latino of Mexican or Central American origin mean that often they come from places where despite experiences with slavery and a substantial group of people who are descendants of sub-Saharan Africans, the erasure of blackness in national ideologies means that many immigrants and their descendants see blackness as a “foreign” construct and something very different from themselves.

Mercifully, this chapter is short. Still.

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