Episode 140: Black Political Opinions on Immigration

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Dr. Niambi Carter, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Howard University and author of American While Black: African Americans, Immigration, and the Limits of Citizenship. They begin the conversation by learning more about Dr. Carter and her experiences as a professor at both predominantly White and historically Black institutions (39:40) and her take on recent Democratic politics (50:00). They then discuss the motivation behind her book (59:48) and misconceptions about Black people’s views on immigration (1:03:55). Next, they explore the historical factors shaping Black political attitudes toward immigration (1:08:15) as well as how history generally informs current conversations about immigration (1:14:50). They close the conversation by discussing important takeaways from her book (1:18:35), major themes that emerged from her interviews with African Americans (1:22:59), and the potential for cooperation and coalition building between African Americans and immigrant populations (1:30:00).

Other Topics Include:

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne

06:38 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News

35:45 - Introduction to the Topic

38:50 - Learn More about Dr. Niambi Carter

1:36:32 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview


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