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Teaching Race and Racism
African Americans, Native Americans, and Latinxs have less than 10 percent of the wealth that whites have. In 2016, the average White family had over $170,000 in net worth whereas the average Black family had about $17,000 in net worth. This video explains these racial disparities in wealth.
The Prison Fix
Why Does California Have So Many Prisons? California is a world leader in incarceration. The Golden State built twenty-three major new prisons between 1984 and 2004. The California state prison population increased five-fold during this time even though the crime rate peaked in 1980 and declined thereafter. What happened? Why did California engage in this massive prison-building project? Why did California start building prisons after the crime rate had begun to decline?
Racial Segregation and Health Disparities
Segregation has adverse health outcomes for Black people because it creates unhealthy residential conditions—unsafe streets where people are scared to exercise, have few opportunities to buy fresh produce, see more advertisements for alcohol and tobacco, and live with higher rates of violent crime.
If you’re white, you probably don’t notice that you are not being followed around a store or asked for identification when paying with a credit card; that people are smiling at you on the street instead of looking at you suspiciously; or that no one asks if you speak English. This is white privilege.
College of the Holy Cross
Tanya Golash-Boza on Race and Dis/Investment in the Nation's Capital
Tanya Golash-Boza, professor of sociology at the University of California-Merced, gives a lecture at the College of the Holy Cross on "Before Gentrification: Race and Dis/Investment in the Nation's Capital." Through her research—Mapping Gentrification in Washington, DC—Professor Golash-Boza shows how home ownership for Black families in Washington DC has not led to intergenerational wealth, as it has for White families, but rather has caused dispossession. This is due to a number of factors including segregation and discriminatory housing policies, White flight, disinvestment in Black neighborhoods, and gentrification. Her talk, held September 27, 2021, was sponsored by the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at Holy Cross.
Mass Deportation and Mass Incarceration
Learn how and why the numbers of people incarcerated and deported center around a few ethnic groups. Learn how long the U.S. has practice singling out ethnic groups to change the economic climate in the country. Dr. Tanya Maria Golash-Boza, author of 6 books and Professor of Sociology at the University of California-Merced, illustrates how race, immigration and social justice intersect.
Immigrant Rights are Human Rights - Genocide and Human Rights Fall Webinar Series
Led by Prof. Tanya Golash-Boza, this webinar details a wide variety of human rights violations ensconced in U.S. immigration policy as well as lays out the steps we need to take to align U.S. immigration policy with international human rights standards. There are still two free sessions left in the Fall 2020 Genocide & Human Rights Webinar Series! November 24th: Oral History, Human Rights, and the Law: the importance of preserving testimony for justice Dec 1: The Yazidi Genocide - Children's Experience of a 21st Century Genocide Sign up now: https://zoryaninstitute.org/our-work/genocide-and-human-rights-webinar-series-fall-2020/
Una perspectiva diferente con la autora Dra. Tanya Maria Golash-Boza
¿Qué es la sociología? ¿Qué hacer con un título o carrera en esta rama? Conozca a la Dra. Golash-Boza, autora de cinco libros y ensayos sobre raza, racismo, deportación, inmigración, Latinos y Latino América. Para más episodios, visite: www.montgomerycollege.edu/escuela y para información sobre Montgomery College en español, visite www.montgomerycollege.edu/es
BYU Kennedy Center
Punishment Beyond the Deportee
Deportations from the U.S. reached record highs in the aftermath of the Great Recession (2007–09). At the peak, this wave of deportations reached over 400,000—as many in one year as in the entire decade of the 1980s. The majority of these deportees have U.S. citizen family members, nearly all of whom remain in the U.S. when their relatives are deported. Over 90 percent are men, and nearly all are sent to Latin America, creating gender and race consequences for these communities. Interviews with twenty-five people from California who experienced the deportation of a family member provides insight for this presentation on the collateral consequences of mass deportation. Tanya Golash-Boza is a professor of sociology at the University of California–Merced. Golash-Boza has published several books and dozens of articles and book chapters. Her latest book is Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism (2016).
Research Center for the Americas UC Santa Cruz
Fluidity of Status
In two Ted-style talks, Tanya Golash-Boza (UC Merced) and Rhacel Parreñas (University of Southern California) help close UC Santa Cruz's Andrew W. Mellon John E. Sawyer Seminar on non-citizenship by discussing what they see as some of the key issues framing debates around migration in our time: gender, deportation, incarceration, slavery, human trafficking, structural violence, and global apartheid. Q&A moderated by Felicity Amaya Schaeffer (UC Santa Cruz).