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By Alwyn D. Gilkes

Gilkes reveals that, no longer strangely, race-related elements are the key hazards for immigrants to either Canada and the U.S. from the West Indies. participants felt limited by way of race, and ethnicity, from absolutely integrating into society. ironically, this can be extra tricky 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 authorised knowledge that marginalization and separation - any approach except acculturation - lead to elevated acculturative rigidity. as an alternative the integrative procedure infrequently progresses past the ethnic workforce or group point. actually, Gilkes most vital discovering is the power of social help current within the groups. The study lends help to the idea that the good fortune of immigrant acculturation rests within the strengths the immigrants carry to the host state.

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