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Author Rogers, Reuel Reuben, 1969- author
Title Afro-Caribbean immigrants and the politics of incorporation : ethnicity, exception, or exit / Reuel R. Rogers
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
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Introduction -- Beyond black and white theories of political incorporation -- "Good" blacks and "bad" blacks? -- Letting sleeping giants lie -- Afro-Caribbean immigrants and African Americans racially bound -- Afro-Caribbean sojourners -- Black like who? Afro-Caribbean immigrants, African Americans, and the politics of group identity
This book examines the political behavior of Afro-Caribbean immigrants in New York City to answer a familiar, but nagging question about American democracy. Does racism still complicate or limit the political integration patterns of racial minorities in the United States? With the arrival of unprecedented numbers of immigrants from Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean over the last several decades, there is reason once again to consider this question. The country is confronting the challenge of incorporating a steady, substantial stream of non-white, non-European voluntary immigrants into the political system. Will racism make this process as difficult for these newcomers as it did for African Americans? The book concludes discrimination does interfere with the immigrants' adjustment to American political life. But their political options and strategic choices in the face of this challenge are unexpected ones, not anticipated by standard accounts in the political science literature
TAEBDC; 2009
Link Print version: 9780521859226
Subject Caribbean Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Politics and government
Caribbean Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Ethnic identity
Blacks -- New York (State) -- New York -- Politics and government
Blacks -- Race identity -- New York (State) -- New York
Immigrants -- Political activity -- New York (State) -- New York
Political participation -- New York (State) -- New York
Ethnicity -- Political aspects -- New York (State) -- New York
Racism -- Political aspects -- New York (State) -- New York
New York (N.Y.) -- Race relations -- Political aspects
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Alt Title Afro-Caribbean Immigrants & the Politics of Incorporation
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