The recent demographic and social transformations in the South have the potential for shifting major discussion of U.S. society and culture. Is the U.S. Southwest now more comparable to the South than it is to the rest of the West? Sanchez describes how a project based at the Center for Diversity and Democracy at University of Southern California will explore the changing nature of African American - Latino conflict and cooperation across various U.S. regions over the next several years.
"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.