Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Ann Marie Popp
inter-group relations, urban studies, African American and Latino relations, Philadelphia studies, Latino studies, African American studies
This study examines African American and Latino relations using Philadelphia as a case study. It analyzes how factors such as the urban landscape's rising Latino population, socioeconomic status, media depictions of African Americans and Latinos, language barriers, and residential segregation affect inter-group relations. The study used interviews to assess the current relationship of African Americans and Latinos in Philadelphia. Seven interviews were conducted with community leaders and government representatives who worked in African American and Latino communities. The study hypothesized that incidences of African American and Latino conflict will rise as the Latino population increases in formerly African American neighborhoods. Both the interviews and secondary data found that the hypothesis could not be suggested. African Americans and Latinos in Philadelphia have a relationship that varies from cooperation, conflict, and independent relations, depending on contextual factors.
Davis, Y. (2008). African American and Latino Relations: A Case Study of Philadelphia Neighborhoods (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/463