Race, Ethnicity and Immigration

Activists signs express support for immigrant community at a rally to protest president Donald Trump's decision to end DACA Downtown Portland, OR, on September 5th, 2017.
This cluster focuses on racial and ethnic stratification in the United States, the changing meaning of race and ethnicity over time, racial and ethnic identity and its measurement and content, and the patterns of immigration and immigrant integration in the U.S. and Western Europe.  Courses in this cluster also cover racism and anti-racism and the meaning of “race” and “ethnicity” in different parts of the world.  Many faculty specialize in these areas and offer courses and workshops including Race and Ethnic Relations, Race and Crime, Sociology of Immigration, Mexican Migration Flows, Racism and Anti-Racism in Comparative Perspective, Immigration, Identity and Assimilation, and the International Migration and Incorporation and the Race: Black Youth Culture Workshops.

The department sponsors the Migration and Immigrant Incorporation Workshop.

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The Production of Wealth Gaps between Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics

March 1, 2019
Harvard University Professor of Sociology Alexandra Killewald and Rice University Assistant Professor of Sociology Brielle Bryan argue in a recent post on the American Sociological Association's Work in Progress blog that racial and ethnic wealth disparities in the United States are the product of both legacies of disadvantage and inequality in contemporary achievement processes.

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