In Jennifer Lee’s and Frank D. Bean’s article entitled “Reinventing the Color Line Immigration and America’s New Racial/ Ethnic Divide”, they state:

In any case, regardless of skin color, Latinos fall closer to non-Hispanic whites in their attitude towards blacks than to non-Hispanic blacks.  Such results suggest considerable variation in the Racialization experiences of Latinos in the United States […] Many Latinos, especially Mexican, may not see themselves or may not be seen as belonging to the collective black category. (569)

Lee and Bean state that “Latinos fall closer to non-Hispanic whites in their attitude towards blacks than to non-Hispanic blacks”, this implies many Latinos fit well within the white binary, where they relate more to whites than to blacks.  They also state that there lies “considerable variation in the Racialization experiences of Latinos in the United States” which implies that Latinos also use Racialization when it comes to blacks because they fit into the white spectrum and possibly never experienced Racialization.  Again, going back to the color line, why would anyone want to relate to a group that faces marginalization and Racialization over centuries within this society?  This quote explains how some Latinos identify more with whites over black minorities because of 1.) Racialization and 2.) White represents power where as black represents fear.

 



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