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Black Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity

Candis Watts Smith


Historically, Black Americans have easily found common ground on political, social, and economic goals. Yet, there are signs of increasing variety of opinion among Blacks in the United States, due in large part to the influx of Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and African immigrants to the United States. In fact, the very definition of “African American,” as well as who can self-identity as Black, is becoming more ambiguous. Should we expect African Americans' shared sense of group identity and high sense of group consciousness to endure as ethnic diversity among the population increases? This boo ... More

Keywords: Black Americans, Afro-Latino immigrants, Afro-Caribbean immigrants, African immigrants, Black identity, Black politics, political identity, racism, Black immigrants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781479823543
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479823543.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Candis Watts Smith, author