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Black and Brown in Los AngelesBeyond Conflict and Coalition$
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Josh Kun and Laura Pulido

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520275591

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520275591.001.0001

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Black Views toward Proposed Undocumented Immigration Policies

Black Views toward Proposed Undocumented Immigration Policies

The Role of Racial Stereotypes and Economic Competition

(p.90) 3 Black Views toward Proposed Undocumented Immigration Policies
Black and Brown in Los Angeles

Lorrie Frasure-Yokley

Stacey Greene

University of California Press

This chapter examines the attitudes of African Americans toward both Latinas/os and immigrants, and particularly toward toward proposed undocumented immigration policies, in Los Angeles. Using data from the 2007 Los Angeles County Social Survey, it considers the role of racial stereotypes and economic competition in Blacks' policy preferences toward undocumented immigration. After providing an overview of Blacks and Latinos in Los Angeles, the chapter reviews some existing literature on Black–Latino intergroup relations including the role of racial stereotypes and attitudes, as well as theories of conflict or competition between racial/ethnic groups. It shows that attitudes toward undocumented immigration policies are often influenced by factors other than economic competition, including socioeconomic status. For example, Blacks with lower levels of income are more likely to reject punitive policies such as deportation. Attitudes about racial identity and perceived commonality with Latinos contribute to Blacks' views favoring more lenient policies toward undocumented immigrants.

Keywords:   Latinos, African Americans, undocumented immigration, Los Angeles, racial stereotypes, economic competition, Latinas, undocumented immigration policy, racial identity, undocumented immigrants

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