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By Reuel R. Rogers

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This e-book examines the political habit of Afro-Caribbean immigrants in manhattan urban to reply to a well-known, yet nagging query approximately American democracy. Does racism nonetheless complicate or restrict the political integration styles of racial minorities within the usa? With the coming of unparalleled numbers of immigrants from Asia, Latin the US, and the Caribbean during the last a number of a long time, there's cause once more to think about this question. the rustic is confronting the problem of incorporating a gradual, vast movement of non-white, non-European voluntary immigrants into the political approach. Will racism make this approach as tough for those newbies because it did for African american citizens? The booklet concludes discrimination does intervene with the immigrants' adjustment to American political existence. yet their political suggestions and strategic offerings within the face of this problem are unforeseen ones, now not expected by means of usual debts within the political technological know-how literature.

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Racial group politics also has had very different ideological consequences for African Americans than the ethnic group politics of European II. Pluralist Standard and African-American Exception 25 immigrants. Whereas ethnic group politics tended to deradicalize European newcomers and bind their support to the political system, racial group politics among African Americans often has had a radicalizing effect on group members. 9 Nor does AfricanAmerican politics necessarily inspire or reinforce allegiance to the political system.

The rawest forms of bigotry have mostly receded from American life. But racial discrimination persists, albeit often in more subtle forms. , Chong and Kim 2004; Hochschild and Rogers 2000). It is reasonable to assume, then, that discrimination might affect the prospects of political incorporation for non-white immigrants from Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, although it is difficult to predict exactly how. The pluralist perspective, like the minority group model, also does not give enough analytic weight to the immigrant status and home country ties of foreign-born groups during their political adjustment to the United States.

The rawest forms of bigotry have mostly receded from American life. But racial discrimination persists, albeit often in more subtle forms. , Chong and Kim 2004; Hochschild and Rogers 2000). It is reasonable to assume, then, that discrimination might affect the prospects of political incorporation for non-white immigrants from Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, although it is difficult to predict exactly how. The pluralist perspective, like the minority group model, also does not give enough analytic weight to the immigrant status and home country ties of foreign-born groups during their political adjustment to the United States.

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