The Diaspora Strikes Back: The Politics of Race and Globalization, Part III

Four years ago, we began a year-long conversation on race in the pages of this magazine with the series “Race and Racism in the Americas.” Over several Reports, we considered critical developments at the nexus of race, culture and identity. Since last fall, we have continued that exploration with our current series, investigating how ethno-racial politics has fared under conditions of globalization—and the new affirmations and engagements, the permeability of identities and the double-edgedness of racial politics these conditions entail. With this issue, we bring to a close our second three-part series on race by returning, in a way, to our place of origin—the centrality of culture, especially cultural production and cultural policy in and across diaspora communities.