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Asian Americans in DixieRace and Migration in the South$
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Jigna Desai and Khyati Y. Joshi

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037832

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037832.001.0001

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Moving out of the Margins and into the Mainstream

Moving out of the Margins and into the Mainstream

The Demographics of Asian Americans in the New South

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(p.131) Chapter 5 Moving out of the Margins and into the Mainstream
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Asian Americans in Dixie
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Arthur Sakamoto

ChangHwan Kim

Isao Takei

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037832.003.0006

This chapter explores the beginning of a new stage of Asian American history that is characterized by improved socioeconomic opportunities and a move away from the Asian American strongholds of Hawaii and California. The high levels of Asian American demographic growth and migration to the New South are facilitated by a less discriminatory labor market than was characteristic of the pre-Civil Rights era. Many Asian Americans are flocking to the New South to take advantage of its improved socioeconomic opportunities. Whereas the better-paying and more desirable jobs were reserved for whites in the Old South, Asian Americans in the New South no longer appear to be automatically excluded from the top of the “racial hierarchy.”

Keywords:   Asian American history, socioeconomic opportunities, New South, labor market, racial hierarchy, demographic growth, migration

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