Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and by Chris Zepeda-Millán

By Chris Zepeda-Millán

within the spring of 2006, hundreds of thousands of Latinos around the nation participated within the biggest civil rights demonstrations in American historical past. during this well timed and hugely expected booklet, Chris Zepeda-Millán analyzes the heritage, direction, and affects of this exceptional wave of protests, highlighting their specific neighborhood, nationwide, and demographic dynamics. He unearths that due to the specific methods the difficulty of immigrant illegality was once racialized, federally proposed anti-immigrant laws (H.R. 4437) helped remodel Latinos' experience of latent workforce club into the racial team attention that incited their engagement in large-scale collective motion. Zepeda-Millán exhibits how nativist coverage threats opposed to disenfranchised undocumented immigrants can impress a political backlash - at the streets and on the poll field - from not just 'people with no papers', but in addition naturalized and US-born voters. Latino Mass Mobilization is a crucial intervention into modern debates concerning immigration coverage, social activities, and racial politics within the United States.

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