Let's Talk Race And Immigration In New Mexico
Let's Talk New Mexico 2/1 8a. Call 277-5866. Division over immigration policy shut down the federal government for three days. And in his State of the Union address this week, President Trump compared immigrants to criminal gangs and terrorists and again called for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. We’ll look closely at issues of race and Latino and Hispanic identity in New Mexico and how they inform policy and political rhetoric on immigration at the local and national levels.
During his first year in office, hate crimes have increased around the country. And the president is known for saying or tweeting offensive things about communities of color in the U.S. and around the world.
Do you think the President’s anti-immigrant rhetoric has increased prejudice and racism in New Mexico? Is there something about our state’s unique history that gives us a special perspective on immigration, race and identity? Call in live during the show or tweet using #LetsTalkNM.
- Laura Gómez, professor of law at UCLA, co-founder of UCLA's Critical Race Studies Program, author of Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race
- Gabriel Sanchez, professor of political science at UNM, executive director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at UNM, principal at Latino Decisions, the nation's leading survey firm focusing on the Latino electorate
- Gabriela Hernandez, executive director, The New Mexico Dream Team
- Ana Oaxaca, PhD candidate in political science at UCLA, UNM alum