Mary C. Waters, Harvard University
"From the development of policy to immigrant incorporation and identities, this highly readable book makes clear that racial inequalities and boundaries are central to our understanding of immigration in the United States."
Nancy Foner, Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
"While many scholars have written about race and immigration, this book uniquely brings contemporary structures of racism and immigration to a wide variety of readers. Amidst the political rhetoric of a 'post-racial society' the authors remind us that racism continues to exert deleterious effects on a variety of groups including immigrants. Equally important, this book reminds us about the racialization of two groups that remain less visible in the migration literature: highly skilled migrants and black immigrants. A very timely and useful book for scholars, practitioners, and a general audience of interested readers."
Bandana Purkayastha, University of Connecticut
"Race and Immigration's serious examination of the relationship between immigration, race, and ethnicity is a welcome respite from the din of the acrimonious public debate on the costs and benefits of contemporary immigration. Chock-full of useful and up-to-date information on hotly contested immigration issues, it is a valuable resource for all those interested in social change."
Yen Le Espiritu, University of California, San Diego
About the Author
- NAZLI KIBRIA is Professor of Sociology at Boston University
- CARA BOWMAN is a doctoral student at Boston University
- MEGAN O’LEARY is a doctoral student at Boston University