Assimilation and the Gendered Color Line: Hmong Case Studies of Hip-Hop and Import Racing


Vue explores and analyzes segmented assimilation on the ground using Hmong case studies of hip-hop and import racing. His work sheds light on how second generation children are positioning themselves within the U.S. racial order. Findings indicate that the color line, though blurred, is still very strong in the U.S. and structures how children of immigrants adjust to American life. Through their encounters with exclusion, racism, and even agents of social control, Hmong male participants engage in resistance and create identity by using their cultural "tool kits", including the popular practices of hip-hop and import racing.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • El Paso, TX
Publication year:
  • 2012


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