Black Ethnic Identity and Immigration: Pursuit of the American Dream

Christina GreerSocial Sciences Forum 
Christina Greer, associate professor of political science, Fordham University
Tuesday, February 23, 4:30 p.m.
University Center Room 310 

There has been significant voluntary immigration of black populations from Africa and the Caribbean over the past few decades, which has changed the racial, ethnic, and political landscape in the U.S. An important question for social scientists is how these “new” blacks will behave politically in the U.S.  How will they distinguish themselves or align themselves with native-born black Americans? What are their policy preferences? Dr. Greer’s talk explores the significance of black ethnic immigrants by investigating the political attitudes and behavior of these new populations and their effects on black politics at the individual, aggregate, and elite levels. She argues that the differing historical paths of incorporation directly affect present day negotiations with race and ethnicity for differing groups of blacks in the U.S.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: Center for Africana Research and Department of Africana Studies

Co-Sponsored by:  Department of Political Science, Language, Literacy, and Culture Program, Department of American Studies, and  Student Life’s Mosaic Center for Culture and Diversity

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