New PDF release: The West Indian Diaspora: Experiences in the United States

By Alwyn D. Gilkes

Gilkes unearths that, now not unusually, race-related components are the main hazards for immigrants to either Canada and the U.S. from the West Indies. contributors felt restricted by way of race, and ethnicity, from totally integrating into society. ironically, this is often extra problematical in Canada, the place multiculturalism is promoted as an relief to integration. In Canada immigrants see multiculturalism as contributing to separatism, cultural intolerance, and marginalization. Gilkes additionally demanding situations the authorized knowledge that marginalization and separation - any method except acculturation - lead to elevated acculturative pressure. as a substitute the integrative technique not often progresses past the ethnic crew or group point. actually, Gilkes most crucial discovering is the energy of social help latest within the groups. The learn lends help to the speculation that the good fortune of immigrant acculturation rests within the strengths the immigrants carry to the host country.

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