Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Obamania!






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4 comments:

tanguy said...

very interesting videos, very very interesting ones - I learned a lot through them, Thanks a lot Jennifer,
Best,
Tanguy

tanguy said...

there are as many similarities between a White European and a white american, as between an African-American and an African.. Jennifer, could we say that ? Do you think this analysis is relevant ?

Jennifer said...

I would say that your analogy is correct. And I do think the analysis is relevant. As far as I can tell, any group who has or wants to immigrate to America, has to leave behind their familiar cultural traits and take on American ones. This was the case for European ethnics that came to America in the early 20th century and it's true for African and Caribbean immigrants arriving now. The interesting question to me is this: will these African and Caribbean immigrants integrate into the larger mainstream (read: white) culture like their prior immigrant cousins, or will they integrate into America's traditional subculture (read: blackness).

tanguy said...

"blackness" experience... maybe the answer will lie in 2 generations from now ?