Episode 93

Melting Pot, Boiling Pot

August 1, 2017
  • Immigration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cities & Regions
  • State & Local Government
  • Social Issues
  • American Democracy
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Washington

A decade ago, the immigration debate divided Hazleton, Pennsylvania when the mayor blamed a wave of immigrants for crimes and passed a harsh bill against them. Professor René Flores lays out what happened and how laws like this can actually lead to more violence.

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