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Afro-Caribbean immigrants and the politics of incorporation : ethnicity, exception, or exit / Reuel R. Rogers.

By: Rogers, Reuel Reuben, 1969-Material type: TextTextPublication details: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006. Description: 1 online resource (xv, 301 pages) : illustrations, mapsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0511169264; 9780511169267; 0511168837; 9780511168833; 9780521676403; 0521676401; 9780521859226; 0521859220; 9780511606694; 0511606699; 1280436883; 9781280436888; 051116839X; 9780511168390; 0511167873; 9780511167874; 1107156289; 9781107156289; 0511314728; 9780511314728Subject(s): 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- | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights | Blacks -- Politics and government | Blacks -- Race identity | Ethnicity -- Political aspects | Immigrants -- Political activity | Political participation | Politics and government | Race relations -- Political aspects | Racism -- Political aspects | New York (State) -- New York | Einwanderer | Ethnische Identität | Politische Beteiligung | Karibik | New York <NY> | Since 1951Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Afro-Caribbean immigrants and the politics of incorporation.DDC classification: 323.196/07471 LOC classification: F128.9.C27 | R64 2006ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Beyond black and white theories of political incorporation -- "Good" blacks and "bad" blacks? -- Letting sleeping giants lie -- Afro-Caribbeans and African Americans -- Afro-Caribbean sojourners -- Black like who? Afro-Caribbean immigrants, African Americans, and the politics of group identity -- Black ethnic options.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-295) and index.

Beyond black and white theories of political incorporation -- "Good" blacks and "bad" blacks? -- Letting sleeping giants lie -- Afro-Caribbeans and African Americans -- Afro-Caribbean sojourners -- Black like who? Afro-Caribbean immigrants, African Americans, and the politics of group identity -- Black ethnic options.

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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.

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