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W@TC: Theorizing Mexican Immigrant Racial Attitudes through an Ideological Lens

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Miguel Martinez
Wednesdays at the Center

Join us March 20th with Miguel Martinez, PhD candidate at Duke University in the Political Science Department and 2023-2024 Global Justice and Equity Fellow at the John Hope Franklin Center.

Mexico, like many other Latin American countries, has often portrayed itself as a racial democracy. Within the confines of its border, mestizo elites and a large portion of the Mexican population have an ideological belief that there is no racism in Mexico. Yet research and statistics highlight the contrary. What then happens to Mexican racial ideological beliefs when they immigrate to the U.S.? How do we make sense of Mexican immigrants who are both victims of discrimination and xenophobia and the fact that many carry racial prejudices that often lead to racism and discrimination against Black and indigenous communities? Just as important, how do Mexican racial attitudes translate to their politics? This talk seeks to provide insight into how dominant racial ideologies in Mexico and the U.S. respectively show up in Mexican immigrant racial attitudes and politics through the results of a qualitative study.

This event will be hybrid. Registration is required to join via Zoom. Light refreshments will be provided.

Contact: Rhiannon See