Charting Racial Formations in the New U.S. South: Reflections on North Carolina’s Latino, African-American, and Afro-Latino Relations

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dc.contributor.author Vinson, Ben III
dc.contributor.author Vaughn, Bobby
dc.contributor.author Tovares, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Sartorius, David
dc.contributor.author Jackson, John Jr.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-11T13:28:38Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-11T13:28:38Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09-11T13:28:38Z
dc.identifier.uri http://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/32805
dc.description.abstract The term “New South” has been used for over a hundred years to describe and categorize the Southern U.S. The desire to continually reinvent the South suggests that the current transformations of the region’s economy, demographics, and politics are not radical reconfigurations of a monolithic and unchanging landscape, but rather are the latest articulations of a complex and continually evolving region. Change in the South, however, is not a neutral, uncontested process. The South’s meaning is now being challenged in ways that have not been witnessed before. Multiethnic diversity has been identified as one of the key emerging features of the region, particularly in job-laden metropolitan areas. In North Carolina and other Southern States, migration streams are channeling Latinos into areas with relatively large Black populations, and in geographically defined social/political spaces that have been historically discussed in binary terms of Black and White. This essay is a preliminary exploration of these processes of contested change in North Carolina, examining the stakes involved, the processes that have unfurled, and the histories/legacies produced by these interactions that are rapidly becoming prominent features in the American social landscape. en
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dc.subject Black People, African-American, African, African American, Afro-Latin, Latino, Hispanic, North Carolina, Racial, Transformations, Diversity, Southern, Southern States, Social Landscape, American, Mexican, Afro-Mexican, Afro-Mexican Relations,Diaspora, African Diaspora, Demographics, Migration, Ethnic, White People, New South, New U.S. South, Racial Formations en
dc.title Charting Racial Formations in the New U.S. South: Reflections on North Carolina’s Latino, African-American, and Afro-Latino Relations en
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