Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Black and Brown in Los AngelesBeyond Conflict and Coalition$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Josh Kun and Laura Pulido

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520275591

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520275591.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 27 July 2021

More Than Just the Latinos-Next-Door; Piercing Black Silence on Immigration; and Plugging Immigration’s Drain on Black Employment

More Than Just the Latinos-Next-Door; Piercing Black Silence on Immigration; and Plugging Immigration’s Drain on Black Employment

Chapter:
(p.255) 9 More Than Just the Latinos-Next-Door; Piercing Black Silence on Immigration; and Plugging Immigration’s Drain on Black Employment
Source:
Black and Brown in Los Angeles
Author(s):

Erin Aubry Kaplan

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520275591.003.0010

This chapter focuses on African American anxiety toward Latina/o immigrants in Los Angeles and what illegal immigration and changing demographics mean for the city's African Americans. It also considers the impact of immigration on Black employment as well as the sentiments of loss and displacement that characterize much of Black Los Angeles's response to Latinas/os. It suggests that Blacks and Black communities are under siege due to the influx of Latinas/os in Los Angeles and that many African Americans view Latina/o numbers as simply a sign of their growing irrelevance. It argues that Latinas/os and African Americans need to discuss their differences honestly if they want to make progress in solving their problems and working together.

Keywords:   illegal immigration, Latina immigrants, Latino immigrants, Los Angeles, demographics, African Americans, employment, displacement, Latinas/os

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.