Black immigrants and the changing portrait of black america

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Abstract

I review the literature on the social integration of black immigrants residing in the United States between 1910 and 2018, with the goal of highlighting how the growth of the black immigrant population has complicated the scholarly understanding of the causes and consequences of both intraracial disparities among blacks and disparities between blacks and whites in the United States. The article comprises three substantive sections. First, I examine the changing birth-country composition of the black immigrant population that arrived in the United States from 1900 to 1930 and review the literature on the social integration of black immigrants during the early twentieth century. Second, I review the literature that demonstrates how selective migration and disparate pre-1965 histories have shaped contemporary disparities between black immigrants and black Americans. Third, I discuss the implications of black immigration for understanding the evolution of racial disparities in the twenty-first century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual Review of Sociology
PublisherAnnual Reviews Inc.
Pages295-313
Number of pages19
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 30 2020

Publication series

NameAnnual Review of Sociology
Volume46
ISSN (Print)0360-0572

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science

Keywords

  • Africa
  • black
  • black immigrants
  • Caribbean
  • historical context
  • immigrants
  • selectivity

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    Hamilton, T. G. (2020). Black immigrants and the changing portrait of black america. In Annual Review of Sociology (pp. 295-313). (Annual Review of Sociology; Vol. 46). Annual Reviews Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-soc-121919-054728