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Black MosaicThe Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity$
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Candis Watts Smith

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781479823543

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479823543.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Black Mosaic

Candis Watts Smith

NYU Press

This introductory chapter discusses the ethnic diversity among Blacks. This diversity generates homogeneity in political attitudes and behaviors that are derived from a shared history and collective memory. For instance, despite of being minority, Black students in a university organize student groups around their ethnic identity—Duke Africa, Duke Ethiopian Student Association, Students of the Caribbean Association. Hence, the book argues that the boundaries of Black students and the contours of Black politics are (re)shaped by the increasing ethnic diversity among Black people in the United States. It addresses how African Americans and Black immigrants conceptualize who is Black.

Keywords:   ethnic diversity, homogeneity, Blacks, collective memory, Black students, Black politics

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