Mexican Migration and its Discontents in the U.S. South Since 1960
Julie Weise, Assistant Professor, International Studies Program, California State University, Long Beach and Weatherhead Resident Scholar
Colloquium, SAR Boardroom
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free
This presentation discusses the Mexican agricultural workers who moved to rural Georgia in the 1960s–1980s, and goes on to explain Mexican migration to greater Charlotte, North Carolina, since 1990. Examining political factors as well as the oral history interviews and personal photo albums of workers and employers, the presentation explains why metropolitan migrants in the nation’s second-busiest banking city experienced considerably more anti-immigrant sentiment than their rural counterparts.