The Mixed Privilege of Being a White Immigrant
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Vanessa’s mother moved from Germany to the U.S. as an adult. Vanessa, who was born in the U.S., immigrated to Canada and finds herself comparing their experiences in their adopted countries as she watches her home country from The North. Then, Juleyka speaks with a sociologist who puts citizenship and belonging into a larger context.


Our expert this week is Irene Bloemraad , Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Learn more about her work on interdisciplinary migration here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Dad Denies Systemic Racism and A Historical Wound He's Trying to Understand.


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