Understanding the Diversity Of Atlanta's Latino Population: Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Class.

  • Mary Odem Emory University
  • Irene Browne Emory University
Keywords:  Immigration, Latinos, race.


The authors investigate how race is socially constructed among Latino immigrants. Drawing upon Omi and Winant's theory of "racialization," they call for a highly contextualized analysis that takes into account specific Latino groups and geographic locations. They develop their argument by investigating how Guatemalan and Dominican immigrants in Atlanta must negotiate their unique understandings of race with forces of racial homogenization that erase distinctions and characterize "all" Latinos as undocumented Mexican laborers. The authors explain how Guatemalans and Dominicans rely on different resources to challenge this racial construction and assert a distinct racial and ethnic identity.
How to Cite
Odem, M., & Browne, I. (2011). Understanding the Diversity Of Atlanta’s Latino Population: Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Class. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 6(3). https://doi.org/10.22201/cisan.24487228e.2011.3.147