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00:19 Fears of immigration, not new Role of race and racial formation - Irish Immigration - Potato famine - Political issues - Pull factors and Push factors Irish and Whiteness - Since 1970 citizenship open to free white persons - Self-government - Irish qualification - Slavery - Chinese exclusion act Eastern and Southern European Immigration - Early 20 th Century - Large numbers of immigrants in cities (some 70% immigrant) - 1920’s anti-immigration sentiment runs high - Immigrants cast as the ‘other’ - Largely working-class and part of labor movement - Immigration as a threat to American ideals Red Scare - Nominally about communism and attempt to link labor movement to communism. But was successful because of link with “evil” foreign influences.
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Race and Capitalism - Race organizes a system of labor - Bad jobs and racial assignment - Class status and racialization - Drive systems and deskilled labor force Immigration Trends - 1970—2000 immigration population tripled - 11.5% of the US population is foreign born
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