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How Can I Trust You if You Don’t Know Who You Are? The Consequences of a Fluid Identity on Cross-Racial Organizing between African American Women and Latinas in Atlanta

Belisa Gonzalez;
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  • Published: 22 Apr 2016 Journal: Societies (issn: 2075-4698, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
Scholarship in the area of cross-racial organizing between Latina/o and African Americans has increased substantially over the past ten years. Within that literature, scholars have identified many reasons why cross-racial coalitions both succeed and fail. Among the factors most often cited is the issue of trust. Despite the recognition of the crucial role trust plays in cross-racial organizing, little attention has been paid to what contributes to actually building trust between African Americans and Latina/o. I argue that one factor contributing to the distrust of Latinas among African American women involved in cross-racial organizing in Atlanta is the perceiv...
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Medical Subject Headings: humanitieshealth care economics and organizationssocial sciencesbehavior and behavior mechanismshuman activities
free text keywords: cross-racial organizing, trust, identity, race, African Americans and Latinas/os, Social sciences (General), H1-99, Consciousness, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, African american, Political science, Gender studies, Scholarship, Participant observation, Atlanta, biology.organism_classification, biology, Social justice, Distrust
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