Crossing Borders: Race and Racism in the Americas, Part II

The last two decades have been marked by movements of people on a scale not seen in the Americas since the Conquest. Armed conflicts in Central America and the Andean nations and an economic meltdown affecting the entire region have caused millions of Latin Americans to abandon the places they and their forebears called home. The United States has continued to be the destination of choice for the majority of these migrants, especially Mexicans and Central Americans, but many other migrants have sought new lives in other Latin American nations.

In the this Report, contributors explore the interplay of group self-perception and perception of the Other which will determine how completely, if at all, newcomers are integrated into existing societies and cultures—and how much of a cultural mark they make on their new homelands.