Not Working: Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare Reform

By Alejandra Marchevsky; Jeanne Theoharis | Go to book overview

Index
ACORN, 114
Affirmative action, 16, 18, 40
African American, 16, 111–112, 218–219; ADC restrictions, 36; cultural pathology 49; discrimination in defense industries, 84–87; housing segregation and racial covenants, 84–87; Long Beach, 70, 83– 87; poverty, 87, 138; social pathology, 49; underclass theory, 48–54; as “welfar cheats,” 57, 191
Aid for Dependent Children (ADC), 36; change to AFDC, 35; restrictions to black women and Mexican-Americans, 36
Aid to Families with Dependant Children (AFDC), 3, 6, 9–10, 13, 20, 24, 35–37, 40–41, 45–47, 54, 63, 147, 158–162, 187; change of eligibility under Johnson 38; change to TANF, 5; creation of GAIN, 120–121; dismantling, 46–47; neo-liberal claim of “cultural deprivation,” 38; undermining capitalism and civil liberties, 39; undocumented alien restrictions, 61. See also Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
AGENDA, 114
Alcoholics Anonymous welfare reform resemblance to, 125
American ideology, 14; American Dream, 1, 8, 103, 186; American entitlement, 9, 33
Americanism, 66; American values, 7, 14, 53; behavior as distinction, 126; pitfalls of liberalism, 7; race, 16, 21; wage disparity, 21; work ethic, 121, 202
Anderson, Elijah, Streetwise, 212
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, and labor market benefits, 61. See also Illegal Immigration Reform and Im migrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIA)
Aparicio, Ana, 61. See also Kretsedemas, Philip
Apple, Michael, on “cognitive dissonance,” 235
Asia, 43, 57, 74, 95–96
Asian-Americans, 17, 138, 219; as model minorities, 52, 103; Chinese exclusion, 16, 78
Australia and narrowing of social assistance, 63
Avon Cosmetics, 148, 150
Balibar, Etienne, on racism without races, 53
Bane, Mary Jo, 48, 212; resignation, 47
Bangladeshi women, study of lack of labor market choices for, 183–184
Bayer, Lynn W. (DPSS director), 115
Berlin, Gordon (MDRC president), 228– 229, 239–240
Bifurcated labor markets, 21–22, 33, 87, 94, 104, 135, 138
Bilbray, Brian, promotion of images of pregnant Mexican women on welfare, 55
Bixby, Jotham, 78
Bixby Knolls, 81
Bixby Park, 81
Boeing Corporation, in former Douglas aircraft plant, 94
Border Industrialization Project, 148
Border Patrol, 26, 66
Bourdieu, Pierre, 184
Boyle Heights Chicanos, 219
Bracero Program, 16–17, 24, 26, 27
Brimelow, Peter, and Alien Nation threat of unskilled Third World immigrants, 53
Brooks, Joseph, 86. See also National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Brown, Pat, 40

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