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    There are numerous factors which can affect the formation of identity in immigrants, including country of origin, extent of interaction with the host country after immigration, age, and level of education, among others. In this paper I will be looking more specifically at factors in the host country, rather than factors specific to immigrants. This paper will discuss the racial demographic makeup, history (as it concerns to race and immigrants), immigration policies, and professed cultural ideologies of America, Canada, and Italy in an attempt to explain identity formation in members of the African diaspora living in these countries. Where applicable, I will explain variations that may have particularly strong effects on identity formation (e.g. the especially strong transnational communities common to Eritreans refugees and Senegalese Murids). However, on a whole, this will be a more general study. Since identity is so difficult to define and is often fluid or situational, I will use claims to national, ethnic, or racial identities as my method of quantifying identity formation (e.g. African-American, Italian-Ghanian, African, Black, Canadian). My aim is to show how the histories of America, Canada, and Italy have shaped the treatment…

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    Immigration in the United States: In the 1960s, more than 25 million immigrants settled into the United States; today that number has jumped to over 35 million (Jones-Correa 2002; Rogers 2006; U.S. Census of Bureau 2010). Before the 1960s, most immigrants in the U.S. were of European decent, however, the 60s saw the first time that a majority of the immigrants entering the United States were not of coming exclusively from Europe, with eighty-five percent of immigrants coming from Latin America,…

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    MENA Migration

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    Middle Eastern and North Africans first began to immigrate to the United States in large groups during the early 1900s and have continued to immigrate in large numbers ever since. However, immigration from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to the United States has drastically changed over the past twenty-five years. However, the fluctuation in the MENA immigrant population has not been properly recorded. Many MENA immigrants incorrectly identify their race out of fear or confusion, which…

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    European Union Flaws

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    happened with immigration. The more northern European countries, not bordering the Mediterranean, in an attempt to stem the flow…

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    McElroy’s poem “For My Children”. Fascinatingly, McElroy was born just right across the river/40 minute drive from our very own house, on October 30, 1935 (Reid). Although born in St. Louis, Missouri she took up the studies and writing with a distinct African tone in her work. Colleen McElroy’s poem “For My Children” incorporates her African American heritage as well as African language and dialect, as that is a pretty common way of writing for her. 1. Personal Life Born to Ruth Celeste and…

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    Words are extremely powerful; perhaps if people understood what a single phrase can make an individual do, feel, or think, we would think not only twice but rather three or four times before we went on in speaking our minds. The United States of America symbolizes freedom; the statue of liberty located in the city of New York, is a good representation of what we as Americans are guaranteed. Freedom of speech, the right to follow any religion, and the right to love and marry whoever we want are…

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    But, in order for this to happen, the narratives must be articulated by viable authorial voices. The problem with extremist versions of history can be seen now in the twentieth century south. The dispute over what the Confederate Flag means to the south continues to create a divide within the people who live there. The whitewashing of the history of the American South and the Civil War continues to create racial tension as black Americans and their allies seek to remove what they perceive as…

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    conjunction of precise characters and language, though seemingly haphazard, signify in the perpetuation of racism and the history of African American subjugation. The first scene in the story places the audience in the middle of a disconcerting image. In this scene, Park presents a black man trapped, unable to move his hands, and surrounded by characters who do nothing to assuage his discomfort. The centrality of these characters is converse to their inability to affect the world around them,…

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    Chez Nous Role In Religion

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    The club was organized by Peggy Wood, Evelyn Washington, Rena Hawkins in order to bring black professionals, mainly couples of the same standards and goals. The men did their own things, while the women came together to discuss political issues, like urban renewal. Chez Nous meaning “ At our house” met once a month to discuss the problems their community faced and to find means for improvement. Chez Nous members were African American couples apart of the upper middle class, which made their…

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    Immigration In America

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    Immigration is among the most common aspects of the American society. It started in the during the slave trade period. The slaves originated from various countries in Asia and Africa and transported to Europe and America. Slave trade brought the largest group of immigrant in America. In addition, some of the slave traders from Europe settled in United States, which increased the number of immigrants. Another source of immigrants is the brain drain. Various specialists from developing countries…

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