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Stories of Identity among Black, Middle Class, Second Generation Caribbeans

We, Too, Sing America

  • Yndia S. Lorick-Wilmot

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Yndia S. Lorick-Wilmot
    Pages 1-8
  3. Yndia S. Lorick-Wilmot
    Pages 39-64
  4. Yndia S. Lorick-Wilmot
    Pages 65-107
  5. Yndia S. Lorick-Wilmot
    Pages 197-238
  6. Yndia S. Lorick-Wilmot
    Pages 261-275
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-292

About this book

Introduction

This volume addresses how black, middle class, second generation Caribbean immigrants are often overlooked in contemporary discussions of race, black economic mobility, and immigrant communities in the US. Based on rich ethnography, Yndia S. Lorick-Wilmot draws attention to this persisting invisibility by exploring this generation’s experiences in challenging structures of oppression as adult children of post-1965 Caribbean immigrants and as an important part of the African-American middle class. She recounts compelling stories from participants regarding their identity performances in public and private spaces—including what it means to be “black and making it in America”—as well as the race, gender, and class constraints they face as part of a larger transnational community. 

Keywords

multi-racial multilingual assimililation middle class black middle class race-based assumptions internalized racism Caribbean immigrants second generation Afro-descendants social mobility Afro-Latino Afro-Asian upwardly mobile

Authors and affiliations

  • Yndia S. Lorick-Wilmot
    • 1
  1. 1.Northeastern UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62208-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62207-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62208-8
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