How do Refugees and Migrants Come to Understand Race and Racism in the United States?
This research gathered information from refugees and migrants from 18 different countries. Participants ranged in age from 18 to 65. Data came from interviews in Mobile, Alabama (15), and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (24), as well as surveys of 109 refugees and migrants from a nationwide survey.
Refugees learn about race from personal experiences, relationships with others, school, institutions and media influence throughout the migration journey.
This is one of the first studies that focuses on how refugees and migrants come to understand the concept of race and racism in the U.S.
This research has implications not only for refugee adults but for all of the individuals and systems interacting with them along the stages of their migration. This understanding can contribute to more coordinated efforts to promote equity, successful integration, and anti-racism.