Divided or Together? Conflict and Cooperation between African Americans and Latinos Academic Article uri icon


  • This article examines the political relationships between Latinos and African Americans in 194 multiracial school districts. The empirical results indicate that at times the relationship between Latinos and African Americans is competitive and at times it is complimentary. When scarcity is a factor, such as in administrative and teaching positions, gains by one group often result in losses by another. When the focus changes to policy questions where scarcity is not a factor (e.g., student performance), both groups gain at the same time.

author list (cited authors)

  • Meier, K. J., McClain, P. D., Polinard, J. L., & Wrinkle, R. D.

citation count

  • 48

publication date

  • September 2004