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By Alwyn D. Gilkes

Gilkes unearths that, no longer strangely, race-related components are the most important dangers for immigrants to either Canada and the U.S. from the West Indies. contributors felt restricted through race, and ethnicity, from absolutely integrating into society. satirically, this is often extra problematical in Canada, the place multiculturalism is promoted as an reduction to integration. In Canada immigrants see multiculturalism as contributing to separatism, cultural intolerance, and marginalization. Gilkes additionally demanding situations the approved knowledge that marginalization and separation - any strategy except acculturation - bring about elevated acculturative rigidity. as an alternative the integrative technique hardly progresses past the ethnic crew or neighborhood point. actually, Gilkes most crucial discovering is the energy of social aid current within the groups. The study lends aid to the speculation that the luck of immigrant acculturation rests within the strengths the immigrants deliver to the host kingdom.

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