James E. Monogan III of the University of Georgia reviews The Politics of Belonging: Race, Public Opinion, and Immigration. This book analyzes US public opinion on immigration. In doing this, Masuoka and Junn advance a theory of a racial prism of group identity (RPGI). Specifically, the authors maintain that the current hierarchy of racial groups in the United States places whites at the top, followed by Asian Americans, Latinos, and blacks. Using data from several surveys, most notably the 2006–2007 Faces of Immigration Survey, the authors show strong evidence that US national identity and linked racial fate affect individual attitudes on immigration.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12233.