Latino Immigrants, Discrimination and Reception in Columbus, Ohio



This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Erratum Volume 52, Issue 4, 255, Article first published online: 23 July 2014

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Columbus, Ohio has witnessed rapid growth in its Latino population as immigrants settle in the city to access jobs and a generally low cost of living. Immigrants also face discrimination as they settle in Columbus and interact with the city's citizens. In this paper, we note how discrimination plays out in social and economic isolation; a lack of programmes to support the incorporation of Latinos in the city; and state laws that target immigrants. We present results of ongoing ethnographic work with the Latino community in Columbus.