Immigration and Race : New Challenges for American Democracy

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  • Copyright: 2000-05-11
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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The real and potential impact of immigration policy decisions on African Americans is profound. Yet policy makers today lack systematic knowledge of crucial social, political, and economic issues relating to the formulation of wise immigration policies, charges the editor of this book. Gerald D. Jaynes argues that little is known about important questions regarding the relations and attitudes between African Americans and minority immigrant groups, the impact of recent immigration trends on the socioeconomic status of poor African American, the comparative social positions of Asian Americans and Latinos, and many other related topics. In this book, the editor and thirteen other distinguished contributors consider how the large-scale influx of immigrants in recent times has affected African American communities and racial and ethnic relations. The insights about conflicts and competition derived from the work of these authors are vital to those who formulate immigration policies -- policies that directly affect the well-being of the disadvantaged and indeed all

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: Immigration and the American Dream
Gerald D. Jaynes
Attitudes and Interactions
The Residential Segregation of Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians, 1970--1990
Douglas S. Massey
The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict: Black Power Protest and the Mobilization of Racial Communities in New York City
Claire Jean Kim
Competition for Jobs and Services
Educating Immigrant Children: Chapter 1 in Changing Cities
Michael Fix
Wendy Zimmermann
Immigrants, Puerto Ricans, and the Earnings of Native Black Males
Thomas J. Espenshade
Labor Market Dynamics and the Effects of Immigration on African American
Frank D. Bean
Mark A. Fossett
Kyung Tae Park
Politics: Coalition and Competition
Political Representation and Stratified Pluralism
Thomas E. Cavanagh
Legislative Redistricting and African American Interests: New Facts and Conventional Strategies
Bruce E. Cain
Political Activity and Preferences of African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans
Carole Jean Uhlaner
Coalition Formation: The Mexican-Origin Community and Latinos and African Americans
John A. Garcia
Notes 277(10)
References 287(24)
List of Contributors 311(4)
Index 315

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