Sindya Bhanoo’s Seeking Fortune Elsewhere, Daphne Palasi Andreades’s Brown Girls, and Aamina Ahmad’s The Return of Faraz Ali have been named finalists for the Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award.
In an era when some professional athletes and teams are seeking to manage tarnished reputations and images, public outreach campaigns seeking to show the benefits of diversity and inclusion — as compared to the costs of divisiveness and polarization — would truly give back to the community. It’s a winning formula for everybody.
Beginning in 2020, the IIR conducted an ambitious survey project aimed at understanding how Americans feel about immigrants and why. The main finding is: Frequent and friendly local contact with any immigrants is associated with a lower likelihood that an individual sees immigration in the United States as a whole as a problem.