Series Number: 69
Editors’ Note: January, 2011 has already proven a sobering transition into the new year and new decade. Continued political violence in Arizona, the state that entrenched discrimination against immigrants through legislation last year, and a concerted effort across fourteen states to attack the birthright citizenship guaranteed in the 14th Amendment leave many of us disheartened. Yet committed social justice activists and organizations across many different movements are standing strong against these challenges. This month, PopDev offers two companion pieces illuminating the political context of anti-immigrant scapegoating within the U.S., the growing resistance to this politics of hate and exclusion, and the road forward.
–Katie McKay Bryson and Betsy Hartmann