Black americans and latino immigrants in a southern city: Friendly Neighbors or Economic Competitors?


Journal Article

Dramatic demographic changes are occurring in the United States, and some of the most dramatic changes are occurring in the South from Latino immigration. Latinos, by and large, are an entirely new population in the region. How are Black southerners reacting to this new population? Using survey data gathered from a southern location, this article explores several questions related to whether Blacks see these new residents as friendly neighbors or economic competitors. Results suggest that Blacks and non-Blacks perceive a potential economic threat from continued Latino immigration, but Blacks are more concerned about the effects of Latino immigration than are Whites. © 2007, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. All rights reserved.

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Cited Authors

  • Mcclain, PD; Lyle, ML; Carter, NM; Soto, VMD; Lackey, GF; Cotton, KD; Nunnally, SC; Scotto, TJ; Grynaviski, JD; Kendrick, JA

Published Date

  • January 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 97 - 117

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1742-0598

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1742-058X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/S1742058X07070063

Citation Source

  • Scopus