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Published on Feb 28, 2012
Philip Kasinitz, professor of sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, talks with Vera director Michael Jacobson about his research on immigrants and their children. Drawing on data from a major study of the children of immigrants in New York, Professor Kasinitz will discuss the implications of growing diversity for social policy as well as for strategies to promote racial equality.
Professor Kasinitz is the author of Caribbean New York: Black Immigrants and the Politics of Race (Cornell University Press, 1992), the editor of Metropolis: Center and Symbol of Our Time (New York University Press, 1995), co-editor (with Mary C. Waters and John H. Mollenkopf) of Becoming New Yorkers: Ethnographies of the New Second Generation (Russell Sage Foundation 2004), and co-author (with Waters, Mollenkopf, and Jennifer Holdaway) of the award-winning Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age (Harvard University Press 2008).
The Vera Institute of Justice is an independent, nonprofit research and policy organization that combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.