One of the most striking aspects of recent migration to the U.S. South has been the high rate of Latino migration to areas outside of metropolitan districts. Sanchez provides examples from the meat and poultry processing industries in Virginia and North Carolina. Are we witnessing long-term settlement patterns that will reshape older bi-racial pattern and restructure local economies?
"Latinos, the American South, and the Future of US Race Relations," a presentation by George Sanchez
Published on April 26, 2007
Speaking at Emory University on April 16, 2007, Prof. Sanchez surveys recent Latino immigration into the US South. He urges the study of contemporary immigrant rights in light of African American historical experience. Sanchez takes note of ongoing research about Latinos' participation in the rebuilding of New Orleans and outlines a multi-year project based at the University of Southern California that will explore African American and Latino relations in several areas of the US, including the South.