The Journal of American Ethnic History seeks proposals for a special issue on immigration in the U.S. South.
Since the late 1980s and early 1990s, the U.S. South has hosted some of the fastest growing Latina/o and Asian immigrant communities. While these large populations have drawn the attention of sociologists, anthropologists, and popular audiences, less attention has been given to the longer and interconnected histories of immigration to the region.
To augment this, you might explore the history of the Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA), which has always been coed and inclusive since its founding in 2006 in the US. Currently the organization is wrestling with how to maintain its stance as "traditional" scouting based on Baden-Powell's original writings while also maintaining its mission to be coed at all levels, since of course B-P focused his efforts on boys, as well as taking to task the issues of cultural appropriation in the "Indian lore" etc.
On October 11, 2017, the Boy Scouts of America announced they would begin accepting girls in their ranks. The landmark decision came on the heels of previous decisions to reverse longstanding policies on barring gay scouts, 2013, and gay scout leaders, 2014. All together, the BSA promoted these policy shifts as signs that the organization was evolving, becoming more diverse and inclusive, while continuing to adhere to their own clear-eyed mission of developing all American youth into the right kinds of American citizens. Well, maybe not all—Atheist children, for instance, remain