The racial self-identification of South Asians in the United States

  title={The racial self-identification of South Asians in the United States},
  author={A. Morning},
  journal={Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies},
  pages={61 - 79}
  • A. Morning
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
The racial identity of South Asians has long been a subject of controversy in the United States. Their inchoate racial status translates into a variety of racial descriptors being chosen by and for South Asians. This paper uses 1990 census data to examine the socio-economic and demographic correlates of the racial self-identification choices made by household heads of Asian Indian origin, both foreign-and US-born. The results of multinomial logit analysis show that respondents who are more… Expand
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