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Are Immigrants and Refugees People of Color?

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July 17th, 2007

Very little coverage of immigration issues looks explicitly into the racial dimensions of the fracas, or into how race affects the political positioning of immigrants. As the immigrant rights movement prepares for the next round of the fight for legalization and humane immigration regulation, it should take this opportunity to examine the decisions of immigrants […]

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immigrants talk race, even if their advocates don’t

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May 4th, 2006

In a TomPaine.com commentary published on the Applied Research Center website, I argue that the massive outpouring of immigrant activism in recent weeks points to key lessons for policy advocates, not just in immigration reform, but in all of our tricky racial justice issues:
focused mass movement emerges from social networks and media, then changes public […]

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