Divided or together? Conflict and cooperation between African Americans and Latinos

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This article examines the political relationships between Latinos and African Americans in 194 multiracial school districts. The empirical results indicate that at times the relationship between Latinos and African Americans is competitive and at times it is complimentary. When scarcity is a factor, such as in administrative and teaching positions, gains by one group often result in losses by another. When the focus changes to policy questions where scarcity is not a factor (e.g., student performance), both groups gain at the same time.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Meier, KJ; McClain, PD; Polinard, JL; Wrinkle, RD

Published Date

  • January 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 399 - 409

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1065-9129

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/106591290405700305

Citation Source

  • Scopus