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Intergenerational Mobility Among Black and White Immigrants in the Post-Civil Rights Era: Reassessing the Influence of Race

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The experiences of Black and White immigrants to the United States in the Post-Civil Rights era provide a unique opportunity for the assessment of the impact of race on life chances. For various reasons, many of the African, West Indian, Afro-Caribbean and European immigrants who came in the years immediately following the 1965 Immigration Act had higher than average educational attainments and/or occupational skills when compared to the native population. In other words, the first waves of Post-Civil Rights era immigration were highly selected on education and/or occupation. Among these immigrants were the first substantial waves of voluntary African immigrants who arrived free of the oppositional culture and identity said to be common among their slave-descended African-American counterparts and were well-equipped to meet the challenges of the American economy. This was also true (though to a lesser extent) of West Indian and other Afro-Caribbean immigrants. This being the case, there is no obvious reason mobility patterns of these immigrants should differ from those of European immigrants save for one, the continuing salience of the race in determining life chances in America. This study uses Current Population Survey data from 1999-2001 to demonstrate a pattern of pronounced upward mobility among recent Black immigrants that exceeds theoretical expectations as well as the achievements of European immigrants of the same time period. Theoretical implications of this finding are highlighted.

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Race, Immigration, Social Mobility, Black Americans
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Emeka, Amon. "Intergenerational Mobility Among Black and White Immigrants in the Post-Civil Rights Era: Reassessing the Influence of Race" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta Hilton Hotel, Atlanta, GA, Aug 16, 2003 <Not Available>. 2009-05-26 <http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p107410_index.html>

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Emeka, A. S. , 2003-08-16 "Intergenerational Mobility Among Black and White Immigrants in the Post-Civil Rights Era: Reassessing the Influence of Race" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta Hilton Hotel, Atlanta, GA <Not Available>. 2009-05-26 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p107410_index.html

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Abstract: The experiences of Black and White immigrants to the United States in the Post-Civil Rights era provide a unique opportunity for the assessment of the impact of race on life chances. For various reasons, many of the African, West Indian, Afro-Caribbean and European immigrants who came in the years immediately following the 1965 Immigration Act had higher than average educational attainments and/or occupational skills when compared to the native population. In other words, the first waves of Post-Civil Rights era immigration were highly selected on education and/or occupation. Among these immigrants were the first substantial waves of voluntary African immigrants who arrived free of the oppositional culture and identity said to be common among their slave-descended African-American counterparts and were well-equipped to meet the challenges of the American economy. This was also true (though to a lesser extent) of West Indian and other Afro-Caribbean immigrants. This being the case, there is no obvious reason mobility patterns of these immigrants should differ from those of European immigrants save for one, the continuing salience of the race in determining life chances in America. This study uses Current Population Survey data from 1999-2001 to demonstrate a pattern of pronounced upward mobility among recent Black immigrants that exceeds theoretical expectations as well as the achievements of European immigrants of the same time period. Theoretical implications of this finding are highlighted.

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