April 14, 2008
Immigration and skin color (6:00)
I report on how recent immigrants to the United States feel about American notions of race and skin color.
Between 1881 and 1920 about twenty-four million immigrants from southern and eastern
Acceptance as fully white for this group of immigrants is VERY open to question: To Islamic immigrants or people who look like they might be of Islamic faith, particularly after 9/11. It’s open to question on the part of Asian immigrants because of the tremendous weight of the history of exclusion in the
. Similarly but more complicated is the case with Latino immigrants. United States
The Color Initiative is funded by the Ford Foundation, with additional resources provided by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and the Funding Exchange (Paul Robeson Fund).