Es mi país, ¡vete! Un acercamiento daltónico al nativismo racista

Translated title of the contribution: This is my country, get out! A color-blind approach to racist nativism

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Nativism and racism have long been looked at as separate ideological frameworks. More recent scholarship has fused these two concepts together to form racist nativism (Huber et al. in Contemp Justice Rev 11:39–51, 2008; Lippard in Sociol Compass 5:591–606, 2011). As racism scholars have also established the construct of color-blind racism (Bonilla-Silva in Racism without racists: color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America. Rowan and Littlefield, New York, 2018; Lippard in Soc Curr 3:24–42, 2016), I explore how racist nativism can operate with a color-blind approach using participant observation and in-depth interviews with a civilian border patrol group in Arizona. I apply a color-blind racist nativism framework to explore members’ anti-immigrant beliefs and actions toward undocumented immigrants crossing the US–Mexico border from Mexico and Central America. By applying Lippard’s (2011) framework, I find evidence of color-blind racist nativism. Through three themes, members justify finding and deporting immigrants without ever explicitly mentioning race but demonstrating racist and nativist views.

Translated title of the contributionThis is my country, get out! A color-blind approach to racist nativism
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)219-241
Number of pages23
JournalLatino Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2022


  • Anti-immigrant
  • Color-blind racist nativism
  • Nativism
  • Racism
  • US–Mexico border
  • Undocumented immigration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science


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