In this module, we will examine two other ethnic encounters and focus on the experience of African Americans from slavery to the present, and immigration from Latin America, the rise of a Latino population and the social and political controversies surrounding the US-Mexico border. We will start by focusing on white-black relationships with a short introduction to the history of slavery including an examination of its resonance in American art and culture today. We then look at more recent histories of black-white race relations covering segregation, the civil rights reforms of the 1960s, racial justice and the ongoing debate over affirmative action. The second part of the term will examine the history and politics of the Latino presence in the United States. This will consist of four linked lectures and discussions principally on US immigration policy, racialized conflicts at the US-Mexico border, the role of trade, labour, and profits in immigration debates, and discussion of recent laws such as Arizona’s SB1070 and President Trump’s statements that many believe legitimate racial profiling.