Educator, Author & Activist
Dr. Carlos Muñoz, Jr. was born in the “segundo barrio” in El Paso, Texas, and raised in the barrios of East Los Angeles, California. Although he is the son of poor working class Mexican immigrants, he overcame the odds and earned his AA from Los Angeles City Community College, his BA with honors in Political Science from California State University at Los Angeles and his PhD in Government from the Claremont Graduate School. He is now Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley. After 42 years of teaching in higher education, he has gained international prominence as political scientist, historian, journalist and public intellectual on the issues of ethnic and racial politics, multiculturalism and diversity, immigration, civil and human rights and affirmative action. Read More >
"It was an honor and a pleasure meeting you at the Baylor University Hispanic Student Association dinner. I enjoyed your presentation very much and felt greatly inspired as did those in attendance."
"Our audience was most pleased to know that he is continuing the struggle for equitable educational rights of Chicano students in public schools and schools of education at the college him for his strong advocacy efforts to make sure that both educators and students are taught Latinos’ history and their contributions for human rights and social justice as well as the history of other ethnic groups attending our nation’s public schools."
"The event was great! We had a small but happy crowd. Thanks."