Cover

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Title Page/Copyright/Dedicaton

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pp. iv-vi

CONTENTS

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p. viii

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PREFACE

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pp. ix-xiii

A major problem facing marginalized communities, and in our case the Hispanic community, is that since childhood we have been taught to see and interpret reality through the eyes of the dominant culture. For those within the community who pursue scholastic endeavors, the success that is to be rewarded with a doctorate is determined by mastery of the predominant Eurocentric academic canon. Hispanic contributions to the discourse are usually dismissed as nonessential...

I. DECONSTRUCTING ETHICS

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p. 1

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1. MOVING BEYOND EUROCENTRIC ETHICS

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pp. 3-32

Ever wonder what happens when you fry baloney? I can expect puzzled looks from my students every time I ask this question. Fry baloney? Why would anyone in their right mind fry baloney? Still, I usually have a few students provide the correct answer: it bubbles up. It is interesting...

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2. MOVING BEYOND EUROCENTRIC RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES

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pp. 33-63

During the Republican National Convention of 1992, defeated presidential candidate Pat Buchanan took the stage to give a primetime televised call to arms: “There is a religious war going on in our country for the soul of America. It is a cultural war, as critical to the kind of nation we will one day be as...

II. RECONSTRUCTING ETHICS

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p. 65

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3. WHERE WE HAVE BEEN

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pp. 67-88

In the first section of the book we explored Eurocentric ethics and found little or no room for the Hispanic voice. In this section we look at our own scholarship, customs, and traditions as a foundation upon which to construct an indigenous framework from which to conduct moral reasoning. We begin by...

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4. WHERE WE ARE GOING

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pp. 89-123

During the late 1950s on the streets of Chicago, in a Puerto Rican barrio called Lincoln Park, a street gang was formed, calling itself the Young Lords. Originally it was a turf gang that protected Hispanics (primarily Puerto Ricans) from other ethnic gangs. But the Division Street Riots of June 1966, a response to...

NOTES

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pp. 125-139

WORKS CITED

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pp. 141-147

INDEX

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pp. 149-157