Immigration and Rcaial Identity

ITHACA, NY — An expert on race/ethnicity and biracial families will speak at Ithaca College on Tuesday, Feb. 23, as part of a yearlong discussion series on “Race and Immigration.” Titled “Becoming White: Children of Immigrants and White Racial Identity,” the free public talk by George Yancey will be held at 7 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall.Yancey is an associate professor of sociology at the University of North Texas. He is the author of “Beyond Black and White: Reflections on Racial Reconciliation” and “Who Is White?: Latinos, Asians, and the New Black/nonblack Divide”; coauthor of “United by Faith,” and coeditor of “Just Don’t Marry One.” He founded Reconciliation Consulting, an organization that helps churches and ministries develop and sustain a multiracial emphasis.The discussion series is sponsored by the Ithaca College Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, which is part of the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies. The series explores the interlocking systems of oppression made apparent by mass migrations, the criminalization of undocumented workers, militarism and the expansion of the prison-industrial complex.For more information, visit http://www.ithaca.edu/cscre/discussionseries/.

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