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Bill Farrington

The New Immigration

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, several million people from the Caribbean have voluntarily migrated to the United States. They have eagerly sought admission to the country; this was true even in the early twentieth century, when race relations were at their lowest point, and it is even more so today. In fact, throughout their settlement, many Afro-Caribbeans have held steadfastly to the belief that America is a promised land, and failure to improve one's circumstances here reflects personal shortcomings more than racial discrimination.

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