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Racialization Of Immigration

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The article reviewed the racialization of immigration in the United States. It looked upon the media and the important role it plays re-affirming whiteness while successfully appealing to non-whites and immigrants. The article looked at the California Proposition 187, which was a ballot initiative to establish a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibit undocumented immigrants from using health care, public education, and other services in the State of California. The voters of the states actually got the initiative passed on November 1994. Teun van Dijk's editorial in Discourse & Society 6(2) makes some points with regard to proposition 187 which can be elaborated further with reference to both the particularities of racial politics.

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