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Black-Latino Coalitions In The South

In the South, African-American and Latino coalitions are coming together to support civil rights and immigration rights.
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In the South, African-American and Latino coalitions are coming together to support civil rights and immigration rights.

In the last several decades state legislatures across the South have considered measures to limit the rights and privileges of immigrant populations. In response, new coalitions have formed between traditional civil rights groups and nascent immigrant rights organizations.

These new groups have leveraged political power to affect change in states like Mississippi and Alabama.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Hana Brown, sociology professor at Wake Forest University, and Jennifer Jones, sociology professor at the University of Notre Dame. 

Brown and Jones present their work in a panel as part of a Duke Law conference entitled: The Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements: Race and Reform in 21st Century America.

A live stream of the conference can be found here.

Laura Lee was the managing editor of The State of Things until mid February 2017. Born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina, Laura returned to the Old North state in 2013 after several years in Washington, DC. She received her B.A. in political science and international studies from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002 and her J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law in 2007.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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