How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts

Lecture Description

In this lecture, Molina examines how our understanding of “Mexican” as a racial and ethnic category in the United States has roots in policies that began over 100 years ago — and whose legacy continues to shape our institutions, our policies, and our racial and ethnic landscape today. Molina explains her central theory, racial scripts, which highlights the ways in which the lives of racialized groups are linked across time and space and thereby affect one another.

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Ethnicity Immigration

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