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The Browning of the New South$
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Jennifer A. Jones

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780226600840

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226601038.001.0001

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Making Minorities: The African American Embrace and Minority Linked Fate

Making Minorities: The African American Embrace and Minority Linked Fate

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(p.126) 5 Making Minorities: The African American Embrace and Minority Linked Fate
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The Browning of the New South
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Jennifer A. Jones

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226601038.003.0005

Chapter 5 considers intergroup relations between Mexicans and African Americans in Winston-Salem. Contrary to previous studies, this chapter shows that a sense of shared minority status coupled with an absence of resource competition facilitated a high level of positive intergroup relations and social support between these racial minorities and increased the social distance between both groups and whites. This chapter describes the on-the-ground interactions and institutional efforts that shaped intergroup relations and make the case that status is key in formulating relationships among blacks, whites, and Latinos, producing what I call minority linked fate.

Keywords:   intergroup relations, African Americans, minority linked fate, Mexicans, Winston-Salem, whites, racial status, resource competition

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