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This publication uncovers the truth that new African immigrants now symbolize an important strength within the configuration of yankee polity and id specifically within the final 40 years. regardless of their minority prestige, African immigrants are making their marks in numerous parts of human undertaking and accomplishments—from educational, to company, to even clinical innovations. The demographic shift is either welcome information in addition to an issue for predicament given the results of displacement and the paradoxes of exile within the new position. by means of its very connection to the ‘Old African Diaspora,’ the thought of a ‘New African Diaspora’ marks a transparent indication of a historic development reconnecting continental Africa with the hot global with out the stigma of slavery. but, the inspiration of trans-Atlantic slavery isn't erased while the African diaspora is pointed out no matter if within the previous or new international. inside this paradoxical dispensation, the hot African diaspora has to be conceived because the aftermath of a world migration challenge.

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Third are those traditions whose main purpose is socialization, the inculcation of beliefs, value systems, and conventions of behavior perceived to be of imperative significance to the continuity of a nation. 6 For example, traditional folksongs supplemented by new songs in the same idiom whose content is patriotic serve to promote and sustain a people’s patriotism and sense of national belonging. Such songs are passed on from generation to generation through the medium of education. Benedict Anderson further reinforces the importance of traditions in creating national identities.

12 The second source of ethnic pluralism was slavery, embodied by the millions of Africans who were abducted from their homelands and forced into perpetual servitude on another continent. The third source was exploitation of foreign labor, in the form of tens of millions of immigrants who were initially imported to populate the American landmass, and later to provide cheap labor for industrial development. Steinberg observes that the history of race and ethnicity has been fraught with tension, rivalry, and conflict, (Steinberg, 1989).

Mobasher, Mohsen M and Mahmoud Sadri. Migration, Globalization, and Ethnic Relations: An Inetrdisciplinary Approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004. Muller, Gilbert H. New Strangers in Paradise. Lexington KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1999. Nelson, Lise and Joni Seager eds. A Companion to Feminist Geography. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2005. Okafor, Lawrence A. Recent African Immigrants to the USA: Their Concerns and How Everyone Can Succeed in the USA. New York: Rosedog Press, 2003.

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