Newcomers, Outsiders and Insiders: Immigrants and American Racial Politics in the Early Twenty-First Century

Rodolfo O. De La Garza
Content Type
Journal Article
Political Science Quarterly
Issue Number
Publication Date
Spring 2011
Academy of Political Science
The nationʼs demographics have dramatically changed since its founding. Since the 1960s, immigration has transformed a society almost completely populated by Europeans into a multi-religious, polyglot, majority-minority nation. Political science, except for notable exceptions, such as Lawrence Fuchʼs encyclopedic The American Kaleidoscope, is new to the study of how these immigrants have transformed the polity. Rather than target immigrationʼs effects directly, political analyses have targeted the impact of immigration via studies of Latino and Asian ethnic politics. This work, however, has not tested or produced theoretical insights into how immigration affects the nationʼs racial political processes, which is the goal of Newcomers, Outsiders and Insiders.
Political Geography
Europe, Asia