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Immigration and Assimilation & bipoc well being

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The Undocumented Americans

Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write about being undocumented for the first time using her own name. It was right after the election of 2016, the day she realized the story she’d tried to steer clear of was the only one she wanted to tell.

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What the American Dream Looks Like for Immigrants

Upward mobility is common for the millions who come to the US. But there’s a lot more to the story.

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Parenting with an Accent: How Immigrants Honor Their Heritage, Navigate Setbacks, and Chart New Paths for Their Children

Merging real stories with research and on-the-ground reporting, an award-winning journalist and immigrant explores multicultural parenting and identity in the US Through her own stories and interviews with other immigrant families, Masha Rumer paints a realistic and compassionate picture of what...

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How Latino Catholics Are Grappling with Their Own History of Racism

The United States is going through a national examination of conscience on the question of race, and the Latino community is no exception.

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The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America

From Trump's proposed border wall and travel ban to the marching of white supremacists in Charlottesville, America is consumed by tensions over immigration and the question of which bodies are welcome.

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The Immigrant Mindset - Why Indians Drive Cabs & Own Convenience Stores

The stereotype is that Indian immigrants come to America, where they end up driving cabs and owning motels or convenience stores. Jaspreet Singh explains why he thinks this happens so often, including the immigrant mindset and what Indian immigrants commonly come to America to accomplish.

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Patient Citizens, Immigrant Mothers: Mexican Women, Public Prenatal Care, and the Birth Weight Paradox

According to the Latina health paradox, Mexican immigrant women have less complicated pregnancies and more favorable birth outcomes than many other groups, in spite of socioeconomic disadvantage. Alyshia Gálvez provides an ethnographic examination of this paradox.

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The ‘American Dream’ from Immigrants’ Perspectives

On the popular television series “Shark Tank,” the “sharks” usually exclaim after learning an immigrant has made their fortune off an idea, “That’s the American dream!” In every case they equate making a ton of money as the American dream. I disagree.

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A Conversation with Latinos on Race - Op-Docs

In this short documentary, Latinos grapple with defining their ethnic and racial identities. While talking with Latino people we find out the understanding of their personal identity as well as what they deal with in their everyday lives.

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The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race

Is race only about the color of your skin? In The Latinos of Asia, Anthony Christian Ocampo shows that what “color” you are depends largely on your social context. Filipino Americans, for example, helped establish the Asian American movement and are classified by the U.S. Census as Asian.

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