[Interview] Dr. Philip Kasinitz: “Immigration, Demographic Change, and Racial Justice”

2012 Interview with Dr. Philip Kasinitz 

In 2012, Philip Kasinitz, professor of sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, was interviewed by the executive director of the Vera Institute of Justice, 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 discussed the implications of growing diversity for social policy as well as for strategies to promote racial equality. This interview and podcast is part of the Vera Institute’s 2011-2012 Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series.

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).