Ed Morales, a freelance writer based in New York, teaches at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. He co-directed a documentary, "Whose Barrio?," about the gentrification of East Harlem. He is a journalist who has investigated New York City electoral politics, police brutality, street gangs, grassroots activists and the Latino arts and music scene. He has been a Latin music Newsday columnist and longtime Village Voice contributing writer whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Examiner, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Jacobin and The Nation. He has published two books, Living in Spanglish(St. Martins) and The Latin Beat(Da Capo Books) in 2002 and 2003, respectively. His new book is "Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture" (Verso Books).