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    When Mexican Americans say they are "white" on the U.S. Census, it's often not for the reasons many assume, says Julie A. Dowling, a professor of Latina and Latino studies and author of a new book.

    When Mexican Americans say they are "white" on the U.S. Census, it's often not for the reasons many assume, says Julie A. Dowling, a professor of Latina and Latino studies and author of a new book.

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      When Mexican Americans say they are "white" on the U.S. Census, it's often not for the reasons many assume, says Julie A. Dowling, a professor of Latina and Latino studies and author of a new book.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      "Mexican Americans and the Question of Race" is being published this month by the University of Texas Press.

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  • To reach Julia A. Dowling, call 217-265-5502; email dowlingj@illinois.edu.