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Color, Ethnic/Race Identity & Socioeconomic Status In Latin America

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
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By examining the effects of self-identified ethnicity/race and interviewer-observed skin color on socioeconomic status (SES) in Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Peru, Edward Telles demonstrates that the effects of skin color on SES are often greater than self-identified ethnicity/race. Professor Telles’ work suggests that Census data on ethnicity/race does not fully capture the effects of racial discrimination and inequality. Edward Telles is a professor of sociology at Princeton University and the author most recently of Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation and Race (with Vilma Ortiz) and Race in Another America: The Significance of Skin Color in Brazil.

Nov 15 2011 - 6:00pm