Author: Chonika Coleman-King
Author info: Assistant professor of theory and practice in teacher education
Publication Date: February 2014
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Synopsis: Historically, Blacks in the United States have been treated as a homogeneous group with little regard for distinctions in ethnicity and immigrant status. However, the growing number of Black immigrants to the United States, and their location at the intersection of immigrant opportunity and racial barriers, has prompted increased interest in the group’s integration experiences. Grounded in the notion that racism is an inescapable marker of the Black experience in the United States, this book highlights the contradictions between parental and school socialization messages and the struggle that ensues as Caribbean American youth are forcibly (re-)made into a specific brand of Black Americans.