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Black ethnics : race, immigration, and the pursuit of the American dream

Author: Christina M Greer
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Black ethnics.
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This title explores the political significance of ethnicity for new immigrant and native-born blacks. Utilizing an original survey of a New York City labour population and multiple national data sources, it concludes that racial and ethnic identities affect the ways in which black ethnic groups conceptualize their possibilities for advancement and placement within the American polity.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christina M Greer
ISBN: 9780199989300 0199989303 9780199989317 0199989311
OCLC Number: 865030295
In: Greer, Christina M
Description: 1 online resource (XII, 212 p.) : graph. Darst
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; 1 A Theory of Black Elevated Minority Status ; 2 <"Where did you come from and what should I call you?>" How a NYC Labor Union Explains Changing Demographics ; 3 Political Participation and the Socialization of Blacks into Unions and the Polity ; 4 <"You Win Some, You Lose Some>": Hard Work and the Black Pursuit of the American Dream ; 5 Union Leadership and Policy Choices: Trends in Neutral and Racial Government Policies ; Conclusion ; Appendices ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Christina M. Greer.

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