Juan Crow and the erasure of blackness in the latina/o south

Journal Article (Journal)

This essay examines the use of the term Juan Crow in protests against anti-immigrant legislation in the South. Using the passage of Alabama’s 2011 HB 56 law and the subsequent resistance to the legislation, this essay considers the limits of Juan Crow as a framework for immigrant justice. More specifically, it argues that the term erases the historical and contemporary presence of Afro-Latinos/ as in the South and that those deploying Juan Crow often inadvertently stage Jim Crow as a historical relic and Juan Crow as a present concern, thereby erasing contemporary black oppression in the region.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Márquez, C

Published Date

  • January 1, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 79 - 85

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1454

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1547-6715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1215/15476715-7569839

Citation Source

  • Scopus