After the ‘great white walls’ came down: Debating the ethnicity of immigrants in Australia and the USA, 1980–1990

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Stevens, Rachel. (2014). After the ‘great white walls’ came down: Debating the ethnicity of immigrants in Australia and the USA, 1980–1990. Immigrants and Minorities. 32(3), pp. 262 - 292. https://doi.org/10.1080/02619288.2012.759748
AuthorsStevens, Rachel
Abstract

In 1965 and 1973, the governments of the USA and Australia, respectively, abolished their racially discriminatory immigration policies. A line had seemingly been drawn in the sand in which one's race, nationality or ethnicity would no longer be grounds for exclusion. As a consequence of these reforms, the source countries of immigrants to Australia and the USA diversified. How did politicians react to this change? This article finds that although overtly racist immigration policies had become a relic of the past, a number of mainstream politicians in both countries did not welcome the outcomes of race-blind immigration policies.

Keywordsimmigration politics; race; ethnicity; rhetoric; Australia; USA
Year2014
JournalImmigrants and Minorities
Journal citation32 (3), pp. 262 - 292
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN0261-9288
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/02619288.2012.759748
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84926201340
Page range262 - 292
Research GroupInstitute for Humanities and Social Sciences
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Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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