Archive for September, 2003

Defending the Unwelcome Stranger: The Truth About Immigration

Published in LIP Magazine, www.lipmagazine.org, September 26, 2003 Before 9/11, before the Patriot Act, before the latest round of racial profiling at airports, in which Arabs have been subjected to heightened scrutiny as potential terrorists, life was already difficult enough for immigrants of color to the U.S. In 1994, California voters approved Prop 187, the [...]

Overclass Blues: Class, Race, and the Ironies of Privilege

Published as a ZNet Commentary, 9/12/03 The first word of this article’s title does not exist according to the spell check program on my computer and the dictionary on my desk. Underclass? Yes, both sources recognize and can define that term. Yet neither acknowledges that any word with the prefix “under” is by definition relative, [...]