Dr Claire E. Crawford speaking at Michigan State University

Dr Claire E. Crawford was an invited panel member at Michigan State University's Addressing inequalities mobility and dislocation: Insights from international and domestic research and practice conference in June 2017. The conference attendees represented faculty, researchers, practitioners, students and policy makers from more than 60 universities, school districts, government and agencies across the world.  

Claire argued that on both sides of the Atlantic, White people are being mobilized through political and media rhetoric as a fearful racialized group who are told that they are under threat. From a critical perspective, Claire outlined that it is not the movement of people that is the problem; it is how those movements are presently being used to fuel racial and ethnic hatred, spawn very specific forms of nationalism, and advance White nativist policies in schools and societies more broadly.