Where We Live Now
Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, May 12, 2009
Here is a recent book review that I did about the the impacts of immigration on residential segregation in the United States:
WHERE WE LIVE NOW: IMMIGRATION AND RACE IN THE UNITED STATES, by John Iceland.
Here is a synopsis:
Going beyond Black/white analysis of the issue, WHERE WE ARE NOW analyzes in a sophisticated fashion residential segregation through the lens of immigration. It specifically considers the impacts on housing patterns of the migration of diverse peoples from Mexico and Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Such an analysis is much-needed. The demographic diversity of the United States has grown exponentially since Congress eliminated discriminatory national origins quota system from the US immigration laws in 1965. The book tells the important story of the integration over time of immigrants of different races and national origins and their offspring in neighborhoods across the country. By so doing, WHERE WE LIVE NOW highlights the growing diversity of the American population and how, in certain instances, the struggle for civil rights implicates Latinos, Asians, and other groups as well as African Americans.