Racial Distancing in a Southern City: Latino Immigrants' Views of Black Americans

  title={Racial Distancing in a Southern City: Latino Immigrants' Views of Black Americans},
  author={Paula D. McClain and Niambi M. Carter and Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto and Monique L. Lyle and Jeffrey D. Grynaviski and Shayla C. Nunnally and Thomas J. Scotto and Joseph A. Kendrick and Gerald F. Lackey and Kendra Davenport Cotton},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={571 - 584}
The United States is undergoing dramatic demographic change, primarily from immigration, and many of the new Latino immigrants are settling in the South. This paper examines hypotheses related to attitudes of Latino immigrants toward black Americans in a Southern city. The analyses are based on a survey of black, white, and Latino residents (n = 500). The results show, for the most part, Latino immigrants hold negative stereotypical views of blacks and feel that they have more in common with… 
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