What I Am Thinking About Now: Yalidy Matos, "Racial Resentment" and/or "Immigrant Resentment"...

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303

Yalidy Matos, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America and Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs 

"Racial Resentment" and/or "Immigrant Resentment:" Predicting White Public Opinion on Restrictive Immigration Policy Attitudes

In this work-in-progress article, Matos furthers previous findings, which highlighted the dominance of racial resentment in predicting immigration policy preferences. Deborah Schildkraut argues in her book (2011) that “immigrant resentment” is about the violation of other types of norms, as opposed to the norms that plague black Americans, which racial resentment captures, and thus immigrant resentment, as defined by Schilkraut, becomes the dominant predictor of immigration attitudes. Matos, however, explores whether white Americans are, in fact, distinguishing between “racial resentment” and “immigrant resentment.”

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