"The Strange and Curious History of the Label 'Illegal Alien': The History and Use of a Problematic Term"
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 2:00pm
Dr. Hu-DeHart examines how Asians and Mexicans were racialized as "illegal immigrants," with Asians the first to be tagged as illegal after passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882. Her analysis weaves together the linked fate of Asian and Mexican immigrants stigmatized at different times with the "illegal alien" label.
Smith Multicultural Center
Smith Memorial Student Union 228
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201