Carlos B. Gil is a retired university professor who continues to study and write about Mexican politics, society, and culture, including immigration to the United States. He is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Washington’s History Department and Publisher of DiversityCentral.com, a comprehensive website addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in the American workforce. He earned his B.A. from Seattle University, his Master’s Degree from Georgetown University, and his Ph. D. from UCLA. Prior to his university career he served as a Cultural Attaché for the Department of State/United States Information Agency, and upon retiring from the University of Washington he directed and co-trained with the GilDeane Group Inc., a consulting and training firm in Seattle. The author was born in San Fernando, California, and now lives with his extended family in the Seattle area.