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White BacklashImmigration, Race, and American Politics$
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Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan L. Hajnal

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780691164434

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691164434.001.0001

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The Geography of the Immigration Backlash

The Geography of the Immigration Backlash

(p.115) Chapter 4 The Geography of the Immigration Backlash
White Backlash

Marisa Abrajano

Zoltan L. Hajnal

Princeton University Press

This chapter examines whether demographics influences white attitudes toward immigration. It asks whether living near heavy concentrations of immigrants and Latinos is threatening enough to produce a reaction by white Americans; that is, whether context is driving at least part of white America's response to immigration. It shows that white attitudes are strongly and consistently correlated with the size and growth of the state Latino population on a range of immigrant-related policies and white partisanship. Whites who live in states with more Latinos are more punitive, less supportive of social welfare and other public services, and generally more conservative than whites in other states. Whites in those same states are also significantly more likely to support the Republican Party.

Keywords:   demographics, immigration, immigrants, Latinos, white Americans, Republican Party, white partisanship, social welfare

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