posts tagged “immigration”

I had the good fortune to participate in a conversation about how policies can create positive outcomes for racial integration. The American University Center for Latin American and Latino Studies hosted the event that included nationally renowned scholars and policymakers from the District. I was invited to talk and took the opportunity to provide a context for the DC area.

Black Middle Class
Percent of blacks who have a BA or higher in 20 largest metropolitan areas

I emphasized three major points in my talk. First, race and class are not synonymous in the DC area. A higher percentage of blacks in the DC area have college degrees than any other metropolitan ...

I participated in a panel yesterday to discuss the book Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia by my friend and colleague, Willow Lung-Amam. I have written out a summary of my comments on this very important and timely book below.

Cover of *Trespassers? Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia by Willow Lung-Amam

I want to congratulate Dr. Lung-Amam on the great accomplishment that this book represents. People who want to understand race in its contemporary context should read this book. I intend to assign it to my students for this very purpose.

The way that Lung-Amam scales different levels of geography was impressive. She connects factors as large as the geopolitics of global capital and migration flows to those ...

I got back from the PAA meetings in Dallas today. I really think that PAA is an incredible organization, even down to the way that they plan and execute the meetings.1 For example, I think that the submission process is incredibly smooth and the papers on the panels tend to speak very well to one another. Even down to the fact that the organization developed an iPhone app (and a Kindle app) that made navigating the meeting tremendously easy (I believe that Germán Rodríguez deserves the credit for the development of the submission website and the iPhone app -- kudos to him!). Beyond the execution, however, the actual ...