How Race Is Made in America

Monday, January 29, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA US 92108

Room: Linder Lounge

Presented by Natalia Molina, Ph.D.
Free & Open to the Public

Across the course of the twentieth century, the United States government constructed an “immigration regime” that defined the racial categories which continue to influence perceptions in the U.S. about Mexican Americans, race, and ethnicity. In this lecture, Dr. Molina will illustrate how broad themes of race and citizenship are constructed, and explore how “racial scripts” are easily applied to different peoples, places and events.  


Natalia Molina is a Professor of History at the University of California San Diego.  She is the author of two award-winning books: Fit to be Citizens? Public Health and Race in Los Angeles, 1879-1939, and  How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts.

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