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African-Caribbean Canadians Working "Harder" to Attain Their Immigrant Dreams: Context, Strategies, and Consequences

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
James,Carl E. (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Winter, 2009
Published:
Lanham, MD: Lexington Books
ISBN:
1091-5753
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Racism, Canada, Caribbean people, Social mobility, African-Caribbean
Notes:
Analyzes the situation of English-speaking African-Caribbeans in Canada as they strive to attain upward social & economic mobility. Census data, 1981-2007, and qualitative data obtained during 2004-2007 interviews with 90 African-Caribbeans living in Halifax, Toronto, and Calgary are drawn on to explored their employment and education experiences, along with perceptions of racism and how it has impacted their opportunities, health, and well-being.