From civil rights to multiculturalism and welfare for immigrants: An Egalitarian Tradition Across the American States?

Rodney E. Hero, Robert R. Preuhs

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Abstract

A succession of policies aimed at inclusion and accommodation of racial and ethnic groups in the United States is tied together by scholars who assert that the last forty years witnessed a broad “Minority Rights Revolution.” Nevertheless, subnational policies addressing racial, ethnic, and cultural minorities vary greatly and hardly resemble a uniform orientation; this variation provides compelling reasons as well as an analytical opportunity to explore the relationship between policies considered part of the minority rights transformation. Using state civil rights policies from the 1960s as a proxy, we find that an egalitarian tradition within states consistently explains the variation in contemporary multicultural policies and policies regarding immigrant access to social welfare benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-340
Number of pages24
JournalDu Bois Review
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Civil Rights
  • Immigration
  • Multiculturalism
  • Racial and Ethnic Politics
  • State Politics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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